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Data Flash: Exploring Historical Data

Posted by on March 27th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

It’s so easy to think of data as a modern phenomenon, that we forget that data analysis and data visualization are phenomena which go way back.  A marvelous example is John Graunt’s Bills of Mortality, which this post by John Appleby calls “a 17th century spreadsheet of deaths in London”.  Appleby goes on to do… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science

Mar

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Guides to consumer health reference

Posted by on March 26th, 2018 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA) have been partnering to promote health and wellness reference services and programs at public libraries. NNLM coordinators often present and exhibit at local, regional and national conferences where many public library staff attend in an effort to bring awareness to the… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Libraries

Mar

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SAVE THE DATE — NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, 4/17

Posted by on March 21st, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

  Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on April 17th as we add citations to existing… Read More »

Posted in: News from NNLM, News From NNLM PNR, Training & Education

Mar

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NLM’s 2017-2027 Strategic Plan

Posted by on March 16th, 2018 0 comments

“Every day more than four million people use NLM resources; every hour, a petabyte of data moves in or out of our computing systems.” The National Library of Medicine Board of Regents has released the Strategic Plan for 2017-2027: “A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health.” Working in conjunction with NLM planning staff, the… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, News from NLM

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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction

Posted by on March 14th, 2018 0 comments

A new guideline released by the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse has recommended that opioid addiction should be treated with prescribed medication when possible. A national review committee which vetted the guideline included primary care physicians, addiction medicine specialists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, all of whom received no funding from the pharmaceutical industry…. Read More »

Posted in: News from NIH, Opioid Use Disorder

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