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Jan

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NLM and Government Resources for Locating Health Services and Organizations

Posted by on January 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: Do you often need help finding local health services?  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers a curated list of links to online directories, to help you locate libraries, health professionals, services, and facilities close to you. At MedlinePlus, you can browse a list of directories organized under… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health

Jan

19

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Glossaries at SIS: Terminology for HIV/AIDS, Disasters, Toxicology and More

Posted by on January 19th, 2017 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations branch: Whenever you learn about a new health topic, you’ll need to become familiar with a new set of terms related to the topic, which is when a glossary may come in handy. Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine provides access to glossaries covering a range of… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Health Professionals, K-12, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health

Jan

09

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#Glaucoma Awareness Month: Resources from NLM

Posted by on January 9th, 2017 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and the Glaucoma Research Foundation estimates that more than 3 million people in the US are affected by the condition.  According to MedlinePlus, Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve, and it is a leading cause… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, News from NLM/NIH, Outreach, Public Health

Dec

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#WinterSafety Twitter Chat

Posted by on December 14th, 2016 0 comments

Join America’s PrepareAthon, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), on Thursday, December 15th at 2pm ET for a Twitter Chat focusing on winter safety. This chat will be used to discuss storm terms, winter driving tips, winter supplies for your emergency kit, and how to heat your home safely. Follow and participate in… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Public Health

Dec

07

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Flu Shot Resources from NLM

Posted by on December 7th, 2016 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: The flu, also called influenza, is a potentially serious respiratory infection caused by a number of viruses, and getting the flu vaccination every year is the best way to lower your chance of getting the flu and spreading it to others.  National Influenza Vaccination Week 2016 is… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health

Dec

02

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Updated online disaster information CE’s now available

Posted by on December 2nd, 2016 0 comments

From the Disaster Information Management Research Center: Do you have some down time as 2016 comes to a close? Or maybe you made a resolution way back in January that you would learn something new this year?  We have a suggestion for how to end 2016 with a flourish! The NLM Basic Level Courses for… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Health Professionals, Public Health

Nov

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Resources for Hospice Palliative Care

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: Hospice care is end-of-life care provided by healthcare professionals and volunteers who give medical, psychological, and spiritual support to the terminally ill, while palliative care is treatment of the discomfort, symptoms, and stress of serious illness. Hospice care always included palliative care. November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health

Nov

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Request for Participation: NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey

Posted by on November 17th, 2016 0 comments

Are you a family caregiver, or do you know or work with family caregivers?  Take the NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey, and help National Library of Medicine to identify the kinds of health information most needed by family caregivers and the best ways to share this information. The survey can be accessed at the… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Evaluation, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health

Nov

15

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New Grey Literature Report

Posted by on November 15th, 2016 0 comments

From the Grey Literature Team: the New York Academy of Medicine’s November Grey Literature Report has been published, with 187 new records. Items are listed alphabetically by organization. If you would like to see the newest reports for 2016, click on the Date of Publication link. The report’s focus is on the following topics: Age-friendly… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Health Professionals, In the Region, Public Health

Nov

10

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#FindCareInfo Twitter Chat

Posted by on November 10th, 2016 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: November is National Family Caregivers Month, and you can attend the #FindCareInfo Twitter chat on November 16, 2016, 1-2 pm ET to raise awareness about the often overlooked health information needs of family caregivers.  The Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine is hosting… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, Public Health, Technology

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