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In 2015 there were 33,091 opioid-related deaths in the US. Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. ER visits and opioid overdose-related deaths have more than quadrupled in the last 15 years. September is National Recovery Month. Join us this Friday for a Twitter chat hosted by the National Institutes of… Read More »
NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has provided the following information as a way for all of us to be better prepared when disasters strike. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have us asking ourselves—are we ready to respond to a disaster in our community? You are probably asking yourself the same question. To prepare, you… Read More »
The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting submissions for rockstar medical librarians. This is your opportunity to be featured by NLM during National Medical Librarians month in October. Deadline to submit your application is September 15. Here’s the announcement from the NLM In Focus blog: Ready to take the stage? NLM will be featuring… Read More »
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In response to the growing heroin epidemic in the United States, the National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services has created a portal to provide resources and information on prescribing, overdose, medication-assisted treatment, and recovery. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is defined as: “A primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation,… Read More »
As many of you know, the NIH Senior Health website will be discontinued as of August 1. As unfortunate as it is to lose this great resource, other senior health information resources do exist. Not all of these are National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources but do provide an array of information pertaining to aging… Read More »