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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.┬áCheck this out at 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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Wiser 4.3 is now available

Posted by on September 28th, 2009

WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. As of 8/21/09, the 4.3 version of WISER is available for download or via WebWISER. Here are the… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources



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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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