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Oct

18

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Did you Know that NLM Resources Can Add Value and Evidence to Your mHealth Apps?

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

  Did you know that a number of  systematic reviews of health-related mobile apps reveal they lack evidence-based content?  A major challenge to including evidence based content in apps is how to efficiently find accurate, credible, and vetted content.  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) houses the largest biomedical library in the world and provides… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Blog, NLM, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health, Technology

Oct

17

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Using Diet Pills and Supplements Can Have Life Altering Effects

Posted by on October 17th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Did you know that an estimated 300,000 Massachusetts residents suffer from an eating disorder? This week Massachusetts lawmakers will consider steps to prevent those under 18 years old from having access diet pills and weight-loss supplements.   Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan along with three organizations working to help those with eating disorders,  STRIPED (Strategic Training… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources, Public Health

Oct

10

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Diversity Includes the Differently-abled

Posted by on October 10th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

  “Inclusion Drives Innovation” is the theme of this year’s national awareness campaign about disabilities. The goal of highlighting October as National Disability Awareness Month is meant to draw our attention to the contributions made to the workplace, our communities and our families by people who have disabilities. To me, the word “disability” carries a… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Jul

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Calling All Entrepreneurs… National Library of Medicine (NLM) Resources Can Add Evidence-Based Value to Your Enterprises

Posted by on July 25th, 2017 0 comments

Three hundred leaders from universities, business incubators, foundations and other organizations across the United States recently gathered at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell for the 6th Annual Deshpande Symposium on June 12th through 14th. The annual symposium is the result of a partnership between The Deshpande Foundation (http://www.deshpandefoundation.org/) and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement

Jul

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New Opiate Addiction & Treatment Resource from SIS

Posted by on July 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The National Library of Medicine’s Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) has released a new portal for Opiate Addiction and Treatment. This portal includes links to reliable, vetted information covering a number of aspects related to the opioid crisis including Understanding Addiction, Overdose, Treatments, Pregnancy, and more. As many are aware, opioid use and addiction… Read More »

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