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NNLM Partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Nov

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Self-paced course: Packing Your Digital Go Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

Posted by on November 20th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has developed a self-paced, online course: Packing Your Digital Go Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device. This one hour course features key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals may want to install on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities. It describes… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News

Nov

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Understanding Lab Tests: Resources from NLM

Posted by on November 16th, 2017 0 comments

Laboratory tests (often known as lab tests) check a sample of blood, urine, or body tissues, and then a technician or doctor analyzes the test samples to see if the results fall within a normal range. It may be difficult for patients to understand the purpose and results of lab tests, so the National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Nov

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STEM Resources for Higher Ed

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags:

NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health (TEH) highlights several sites and how to use them in the October 25th issue of STEM News: Resources for Higher Ed. Spotlight: ToxTutor Resources to Support Coursework ChemIDplus Research Poster Tips (2016 post from our own NTO) Tools & Tips Case Study featuring: Hazardous Substance Data Bank Household Products Database… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News

Oct

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Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential can help public librarians stay current in the consumer health information field and bring an additional, recognized level of expertise to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the CHIS designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Public Library, Webinars

Oct

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Tox-App: An App to Identify Potential Environmental Health Hazards in your Community

Posted by on October 16th, 2017 0 comments

Use Tox-App, a free mobile app for iOS users from the National Library of Medicine, to search for industrial facilities that reported releasing certain chemicals into the environment (based on data from the US EPA TRI program). Tox-App includes a subset of about 100 TRI chemicals for the most current TRI year. You can download Tox-App… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News

Oct

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Precision Medicine and Native Health

Posted by on October 12th, 2017 0 comments

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) provides a Community Engagement Toolkit, featuring presentations, discussion questions, and interviews with 17 urban dwelling Native Americans that academic health centers can use to engage their communities in dialogue about the perceived risks and benefits of participating in the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and other research efforts. Visit… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News

Sep

26

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Recursos en español: Huracán Maria; Terremoto en la Ciudad de México

Posted by on September 26th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Huracán Maria La guía de información para la salud en desastres, Huracanes 2017, de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina se ha actualizado para incluir recursos específicos para los huracanes María, Irma y Harvey. Recursos en español para el huracán Maria Huracán Maria (Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades) Huracán Maria (FEMA) Búsquedas de… Read More »

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

Sep

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#OpioidAwareChat – Sept 29

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

#OpioidAwareChat: Discuss the Impact of Stigma Against Opioid Use Disorder Friday, September 29, 2-3PM ET September is National Recovery Month.  Join the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch (@NLM_OSP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (@ASAMorg) for a Twitter chat on September 29 from 2-3PM, EST.  Learn how stigma against opioid use disorder… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Sep

22

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Emergency Access Initiative activated for libraries affected by recent disasters

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

NLM and Publishers Launch Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Libraries Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Expanded to Include Hurricane Maria and the Earthquakes in Mexico The National Library of Medicine (NLM) activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) on September 15th in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News

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