Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Diabetes and Health Wesbites

The website Sandee showed during the November 28th meeting for good general medical information is Consumer Health Complete (Ebsco) at www.oplin.org/health --

This site will ask for your zip code (or possibly any Ohio library card). Then you have access to a wealth of information including full text medical books, journal articles, pamphlets, medical dictionaries, drug and herb information, and current health news.

Here is a link to the Risk Test that Kathy Northeim had us take is online at:

The Websites that Kathy suggested are:

Where to go for help
American Association of Diabetes Educators
1-800-338-3633 or www.diabeteseducator.org
Find the name of an educator and resources in your community
to help you learn about diabetes.

American Diabetes Association
1-800-DIABETES or www.diabetes.org
Ask for information about diabetes care.

American Dietetic Association
1-800-877-1600 or www.eatright.org
Find a dietitian to help you and your loved ones eat healthy foods.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
1-800-JDF-CURE or www.jdrf.org
Find out about type 1 diabetes.

National Diabetes Education Program
1-800-438-5383 or www.ndep.nih.gov
Call or visit the website for information about diabetes prevention and control.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

1-800-860-8747 or www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov
Find out more about diabetes self-care.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Diabetes Translation
1-877-232-3422 or www.cdc.gov/diabetes
Click on “State-based Programs” for information on government contacts in your state.

NIH Publication No. 04-5485

Monday, December 04, 2006

Online Shopping Resources

The Orange County Library System in Orlando, Florida has created a great collection of useful information called Online Shopping Resources:


Included here are sections on these topics:

Materials & Resources, Last Minute Gifts, Shopping Safety Tips, General Online Shopping Links, Directories, Price Comparison, Specialty, E-Cards, Electronics, and Coupons & Gift Certificates

check it out!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Protecting your Computer

This subject is so important and I still find people who have not taken all the important steps that one should to protect their computer.

Here is a powerpoint that was created by a Librarian to guide the people he works through what is involved in protecting their computer.

I thought this had some valuable information here and some really good links to other resources.

Internet Explorer updated to version 7

Internet Explorer version 7 (or IE7) is being released now. According this this article:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/automaticupdates/ those of us who have Microsoft's "automatic updates" turned on as recommended, will be receiving it automatically.

I am always eager to try a new program but there are reports that it won't work with some programs and websites that I use regularly. I am interesting in hearing from anyone's experiences with this new version.

Here are some more comments about this new version for those interested:

Of course, there is always Firefox http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ or one of the other alternative browsers if IE7 has problems.

Saturday, October 21, 2006


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