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Jul

13

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Resources to Prepare for Dangerous Summer Heat from NLM

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments

Check the “Extreme Heat Events and Health” page from the National Library of Medicine to learn best practices for preparing and responding to dangerously hot summer weather. Topics covered on this page include: Health issues related to extreme heat. Preparedness and response resources. Worker and responder safety. Resources for specific populations (children). Health resources for… Read More »

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

Jul

13

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Opioid Epidemic Resources from NLM

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has created a number of portals and lists with numerous resources on opioid abuse, addiction, and treatment. Diverse Populations – Public, Multiple Languages, and Healthcare Professionals (Outreach and Specific Populations Branch bulletin, 2017-05-10) Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal (SIS Environmental Health and Toxicology) Response to the opioid epidemic – includes those… Read More »

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

Jun

23

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TOXMAP Now Includes Updated Coal Plant Data, Congressional Districts

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The TOXMAP beta now includes The TOXMAP beta now includes 2016 coal emissions data published by the US EPA’s Clean Air Markets program. Data was obtained from the Air Markets Program Data (AMPD) tool, a publicly-available data system for searching and downloading data collected as part of EPA’s emissions trading programs. Political boundaries for the U.S. 115th congressional districts reflect… Read More »

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

Jun

21

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NIHSeniorHealth.gov to be Retired August 2017

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

On August 1, 2017, the NIHSeniorHealth.gov web site will be retired. NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the first government web site designed for older adults, was launched in 2003 by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The site provided evidence-based health information to millions of older adults in a format geared to… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Senior

Jun

06

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National HIV Test Day Resources in Spanish from NLM

Posted by on June 6th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day and resources on HIV testing and diagnosis are available in Spanish through the National Library of Medicine. Find Spanish-language resources on AIDSource and infoSIDA, and share these resources with Spanish-speaking communities to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis. AIDSource:  Under the section Prevención del VIH:… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites

May

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Online Training Resources for College Students from the National Library of Medicine

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

College students majoring in chemistry, public health, and many other health science fields can use the free online training resources available through National Library of Medicine (NLM) to learn about toxicology, health mapping for their local communities, how to locate drugs and chemicals through PubMed, genetics, and more. Students and instructors can find additional educational resources… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

May

23

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HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2017

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine will offer awards up to $50,000 for organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects to improve HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the public. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that… Read More »

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

May

09

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To Your Health: an NLM podcast

Posted by on May 9th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine presents a weekly audio update that highlights consumer health news and accompanying information from MedlinePlus. Information includes such topics as revised prostate cancer screening guidelines, low back pain and the geography of cancer deaths. This consumer health oriented podcast also helps consumers use MedlinePlus to follow up on weekly topics…. Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News

Apr

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NIHSeniorHealth brief tutorial videos

Posted by on April 24th, 2017 0 comments

Visit the Microlearning page from our own NNLM Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) for links to brief tutorials on NIHSeniorHealth, a site created specifically with Seniors in mind. The six tutorials are between one and three minutes long and provide helpful how-tos such as searching the site and using the toolkit for trainers.

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Senior

Apr

20

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Get Ready for Tornado Season

Posted by on April 20th, 2017 0 comments

In the April 18, 2017 NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Stacey Arnesen and Florence Chang from the NLM Specialized Information Services share tornado and disaster preparedness resources. They also highlight the role librarians have played during emergencies: information first responders.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News

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