BodyMaps: Another alternative 3D anatomy tool

Screenshot of BodyMapsFollowing Google Body, BodyMaps ( has joined the ever-expanding selection of online anatomical tools.

BodyMaps is a free, web-based, tool produced by, and allows for exploration of the human body in 3D.

Similar to other products of its breed, BodyMaps allows for full model manipulation and sectioning. In addition, various anatomical layers can be filtered and modified, just as in Anatomy TV or Google Body. One nice benefit is the huge number of videos and consumer resources that link directly from various anatomical structures.

Please note that is a commercial health-information provider, and one can wander into pay-for-resource areas of their website.

For more information about this, or any other health information resource, please contact Hardin Library at 335-9151 or!

WISER 4.4 now available!

WISER Web Site

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER), a service from the National Library of Medicine, has released a new version of its free system!

WISER is a mobile application that provides immediate information for first responders operating in hazardous material incident environments. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression guidance.

This new version includes:

  • A new tool for viewing custom sets and combinations of chemicals.
  • An enhanced overview of the resulting potential hazards.
  • Additional support materials, as well as a set of new reagents and chemicals, including Crude Oil and the Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527 dispersants.
  • Data updates based on the latest information from the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs).

To access the WISER tool, simply download from or the Apple iTunes store.

HCUPNet: Statistics on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization

HCUPNet is produced by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) and contains estimates of hospital and emergency department use based on data from over 1000 hospitals involved in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization project.

With HCUPNet you can find information on trends, the most common diagnoses and procedures, or pick specific diagnoses or procedures from a set of lists. You can retrieve information on the number of discharges, length of stay, mortality, and costs. You can limit by patient age, gender, insurance status, patient zip code, as well as hospital characteristics. The results can be viewed in the browser or exported to Excel.

HCUPNet is one of the most flexible and easy to use tools for finding information on hospital and emergency department utilization.