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Weekly News Round-Up

April 19, 2009

The CDC released updated Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents.

A relatively new journal I wasn’t aware of until this week: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics

This type of thing is fascinating to me – an analysis of chat room questions on herpes from the American Social Health Association’s chat – they figure out what people had questions about, and could potentially use that to make providers more aware of the types of concerns, questions, and misinformation patients are carrying around – Common Questions about Herpes: Analysis of Chat-Room Transcripts (PDF)

From RH Reality Check, “People Who Are Refused Reproductive Health Care Can’t Always ‘Just Go Someplace Else!‘” (and this is one of their new Reader Diaries)

The Artfull Bras Project – “Quilters of South Carolina have created one-of-a-kind bras for Breast Cancer Awareness. he exhibit consists of fifty original works of art which are unique, entertaining, humorous, and beautiful to make the public aware of breast cancer, to memorialize those lost to the disease, and to honor survivors.”

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (commonly, SAMHSA) released a guide to getting through tough economic times, intended to provide “practical advice on how to deal with the effects financial difficulties can have on your physical and mental health.”

In the New York Times: Afghan Women Protest New Law on Home Life

Melissa at Shakesville has some things to say about what Sarah Palin said about abortion. In the comments, there’s a link to “The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion: When the Anti-Choice Choose.”

A new edition of the Tell It WOC Speak blog carnival is up, and Renee also has a bunch of interesting stuff in her weekly link round-up.

Via the aforementioned round-up, this piece in the Pasadena Weekly, Babies & Bibles, about what happened during a visit to a “crisis pregnancy center.”

The Tennessee files:
Tennessee Schools Censor Gay Websites
A story on suicide prevention at Fort Campbell: “So far this year, a Fort Campbell soldier is nearly three times more likely to die by his own hands than at war. Eleven Fort Campbell soldiers have killed themselves since January while three have died in Afghanistan.”
-“The Tennessee Valley Authority has asked a federal court to dismiss all lawsuits against the utility for a major coal ash spill in Kingston.”

From libraryland:
-Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch blog on favorite pop references to libraries and librarians
-This past week was National Library Week
-ALA released their list of most frequently challenged books and authors of 2008
Christine posted something at Our Bodies Our Blog about my Library Journal Movers & Shakers nod this year, as well as on ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom director Judith Krug‘s passing. As I said in the comments, I’m honored that C mentioned it and the OBOS folks keep me around. I’m also tremendously psyched to see librarians of all sorts mentioned in a non-librarian-focused place.

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