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Oct

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2016 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

Posted by on October 5th, 2016 0 comments

NLM funded eight HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects in September 2016 in the 23rd round of the program. NLM has continued its HIV/AIDS-related outreach efforts to community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries. This program provides support to design local programs for improving information access for HIV/AIDS patients and the… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Oct

03

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Dental Hygiene Resources

Posted by on October 3rd, 2016 0 comments

October is Dental Hygiene Month. The National Library of Medicine has resources to promote good oral health. Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce has a Dental Public Health topic page that includes Health Promotion resources: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/i13l Multilingual Resources include: Child Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ia89 Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9xcy HealthReach: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/8gre

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News

Sep

26

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Health Hotlines Discontinuation

Posted by on September 26th, 2016 0 comments

From the National Library of Medicine: “Health Hotlines was developed by NLM as a community service to help the public locate health-related information from organizations with toll free numbers. NLM has decided it will no longer update the Health Hotlines database because most of the information is now readily available through web search engines and… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News

Sep

22

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Color Me Healthy

Posted by on September 22nd, 2016 0 comments

Coloring books for both children and adults have become very popular lately. A blog post from NLM’s Circulating Now: From the Historical Collections of the World’s Largest Biomedical Library highlights this trend with references to The Latest Greatest Coloring Book about Lice from the National Pediculosis Association, CDC’s Express Your Health and The Non-Color AIDS Color… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, National Library of Medicine News

Sep

19

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4 New MedlinePlus Health Topic Pages

Posted by on September 19th, 2016 0 comments

MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s site for patients and families, has recently added four new groups of disorders as Health Topic Pages. Lipid Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/s4l4 Mitochondrial Diseases: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fio3 Amino Acid Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6db5 Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/06la  

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News

Sep

15

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NIH Big Data Grants

Posted by on September 15th, 2016 0 comments

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative has several grants available to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. A list of the funding opportunities can be found on the NLM BD2K Grants page. Here are examples of currently open grants:… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Scholarships and Grants

Sep

15

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Updated Disaster Information Specialization Courses

Posted by on September 15th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is updating disaster health information courses and formatting them for self-paced study online. Two updated courses are now available (see below). By the end of the year, there will be four more courses: US Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Information Roles in Disaster Management; A… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Sep

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New Disaster Resources for K-12

Posted by on September 7th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS) K-12 team compiled a list of resources to teach K-12 students about disasters and disaster preparedness. You’ll find lesson plans, activity sheets, and age-appropriate information on drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tornadoes, wildfires, and general disaster recovery and preparedness. For the list of resources, visit the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library

Sep

01

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NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Posted by on September 1st, 2016 0 comments

This National Library of Medicine grant program seeks projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News, Rural, Scholarships and Grants

Sep

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K-12 Plastics Videos

Posted by on September 1st, 2016 0 comments

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) K-12 Education Connection Plastics Videos are Here! Last summer our crew of witty high school science teachers and students took on the subject, PLASTICS! Through some, not so conventional storylines, the staff set out to explain the dangers behind the use of certain plastics and how, through recycling, we… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

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