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Nov

05

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NNLM Webinar: Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities

Posted by on November 5th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing — and growing fast. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. 1 in 10 people aged 65 and older. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s is expected to reach nearly 14 million by mid-century. In this webinar, the Alzheimer’s Association will provide… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, National Library of Medicine News, Senior, Webinars

Oct

27

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NIH to assess and expand COVID-19 testing for underserved communities

Posted by on October 27th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

“It is critical that all Americans have access to rapid, accurate testing for COVID-19, especially underserved and vulnerable populations who are bearing the brunt of this disease. RADx-UP will help us better understand and alleviate the barriers to testing for those most vulnerable and reduce the burden of this disease on all Americans” – NIH… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Oct

13

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New to MedlinePlus: Help Me Understand Genetics

Posted by on October 13th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s online health information resource, is always growing. “Help Me Understand Genetics,” new to MedlinePlus, is an introduction to fundamental topics related to human genetics, including illustrations and basic explanations of genetics concepts. “Help me Understand Genetics” begins with the basics of understanding cells and DNA, and also includes information… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News

Oct

13

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[Online class] ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers

Posted by on October 13th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Libraries have a role in providing reliable health information resources so patrons can be more knowledgeable about health conditions that may have a genetic factor as well as be better informed about the role of genetics in their health and its… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News

Apr

02

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Participate in the Virtual #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Posted by on April 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags:

Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. The objective of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NNLM) #citeNLM campaign is to improve the credibility and content of medical and health-related articles on Wikipedia by adding citations and information… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, National Library of Medicine News

Mar

30

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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training

Posted by on March 30th, 2020 0 comments

This April, join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for the spring 2020 #citeNLM Edit-a-thon as we add citations to Wikipedia articles on preventive health and wellness using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed. In this hands-on training, attendees will gain an overview of: – The importance… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars

Dec

23

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Everyone’s Voice Matters: Making Science Open and Accessible to the Public

Posted by on December 23rd, 2019 0 comments

Last month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Draft Guidance (Draft NIH Policy), making it available for public comment. Comments are due by January 10, 2020. Because everyone’s voice matters, NLM Director, Patti Brennan, wants everyone to have an opportunity to review the… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Articles, National Library of Medicine News

Nov

01

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Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science

Posted by on November 1st, 2019 0 comments

Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (CCS) is an NLM priority area for NNLM.  Through citizen science and crowdsourcing, NNLM can engage communities in addressing societal needs and accelerating biomedical science, technology, and innovation. Collaborations between communities and researchers build capacity to address problems and meet research goals.  Community participation in the research process also builds trust… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, National Library of Medicine News

Jul

09

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Webinar on NLM Disaster Information

Posted by on July 9th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) hosts a webinar series devoted to National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources. It’s an opportunity to learn more about an unfamiliar or even a familiar resource. These webinar sessions can reveal NLM hidden gems or highlight resource features that may be unfamiliar to users. NLM experts present… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites

Mar

12

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New NLM Exhibition- Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians

Posted by on March 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians, a banner exhibition and companion online adaptation. Rise, Serve, Lead! highlights the lives and achievements of over 300 women physicians who have made a difference through their medical practice and research, work as activists, service as administrators, and mentorship to the next… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News

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