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NLM releases Pillbox in beta

Posted by on October 6th, 2009

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), with support from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has released a beta version of Pillbox, a resource intended to enhance patient safety via an identification and reference system for solid dosage medications. Check this out at http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov. Pillbox combines pharmaceutical data from the FDA and NLM with high… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources



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Curious about Google Wave?

Posted by on September 30th, 2009

Google released Google Wave, a new real-time collaboration and communication tool, to 100,000 beta testers yesterday. If you’re not one of the early testers but are curious about what Google Wave can do, check out the detailed description in the LifeHacker blog. The Ribbit Wave gadget for conducting conference calls sounds particularly interesting!

Posted in: Communications Tools, Social networking, Web 2.0 Tools



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DOCLINE Support for Internet Explorer 6 ends on August 31, 2009

Posted by on July 31st, 2009

Are you still using IE 6? If so, it’s time to upgrade! NLM supports only the two major versions of Internet Explorer. Now that they support IE 8, they will stop support for IE 6. You can still use older versions, but NLM will not be able to trouble shoot problems if you are using… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources



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New Pew Internet report on “Wireless Internet Use”

Posted by on July 22nd, 2009

A new report, “Wireless Internet Use” by John Horrigan, was posted to the Pew Internet site this afternoon. According to the report, “56% of adult Americans have accessed the internet by wireless means, such as using a laptop, mobile device, game console, or MP3 player.” One-third of Americans use a cell phone or Smartphone to… Read More »

Posted in: Mobile Devices



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The HIV/AIDS Atlas: a new resource from the National Minority Quality Forum

Posted by on July 6th, 2009

The HIV/AIDS Atlas is a new tool that allows health care professionals, policy makers, and the public to view county-level prevalence data in all 50 states, to see the impact HIV/AIDS is having on their local community. The atlas provides HIV/AIDS statistics by age, gender, and race/ethnicity, whenever the data is available. Users may also… Read More »

Posted in: Search Tools

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