By John Schleicher
Olga (Sadilek) Stastny, M.D. (1878-1952) was a leading Omaha physician during the first half of the 20th century. She was born in Wilber, Nebraska, and graduated from high school there in 1895, and the same year she married dentist Charles Stastny, and they had two children. Her husband died in 1907, and Stastny went back to school, eventually earning her M.D. in 1913 from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.
She did postgraduate study at the College of Medicine, New York; as well as at Mary Thompson Hospital, Chicago. She also travel led to Prague, Czechoslovakia, and Berlin, Germany, 1913-14, for further postgraduate work. She was an intern at the New England Hospital for Women and Children in Boston.
She practiced medicine in Omaha from 1913-16, and in 1918 she volunteered to become an anesthetist in the American Women’s Hospital in France during World War I. From 1919-20, she was a faculty member of the School of Social Service, Prague; and from 1919-22, she was director of the International YMCA’s Department of Health for Czechoslovakia. From 1923-24, she was the supervisor of a quarantine station for refugees from Greece and Asia Minor.
She returned to private practice in Omaha and also served as volunteer faculty for the University of Nebraska College of Medicine from 1925-1948, in the area of obstetrics and gynecology. She was president of the American Women’s Medical Association from 1930-31.
The library based Writing Center, provided by UNO, will be closed this summer. The program was a pilot and will undergo assessment.
The UNO Writing Center will be open this summer at their Arts & Sciences Hall location starting May 16. Hours are Monday/Wednesday 10 am-3pm and Tuesday/Thursday 2 pm-7 pm. For information about the center, visit their website.
Genetics Home Reference is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and provides information about genetic conditions and the associated genes and chromosomes. It covers over 1,100 health conditions, over 1,300 genes, and all the chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA. The site also includes a “Help Me Understand Genetics” book which is downloadable in PDF format, and provides a basic introduction to how genes work, and how genetic mutations impact health. There are additional resources for support and advocacy, genetic testing, research, classroom materials, policy and ethics, news articles, and much more. The site is written for patients and families, and is useful for anyone with an interest in human genetics.
On April 25, NLM launched a redesign of the site. New features include:
- Mobile-responsive design to enhance usability on mobile devices
- New and updated content
- In-text links that improve navigation between related topics
- Educational images from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other sources integrated into health condition summaries
- Streamlined navigation of webpages, to make it easier to find information of interest
- Improved browser printing
- and more!
You can visit Genetics Home Reference at https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/
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By Alison Bobal
PsycINFO is the largest database devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It is produced by the American Psychological Association and includes more than four million records covering almost 2,500 journals (99% are peer-reviewed), books, book chapters and selected dissertations.
The content in PsycINFO is selected by APA experts based on quality and relevance to the field. The database is updated weekly and it includes features such as First Posting for journal records, ensuring access to the earliest publication of a journal article. The coverage dates back to 1597 with comprehensive coverage from the 1880s. Publications included in the database come from more than 50 countries.
The McGoogan Library of Medicine’s subscription to PsycINFO is on the EBSCO platform which allows you to search PyscINFO alongside other databases such as CINAHL and MEDLINE to help expand your search results.