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Posts by archive: August 2010

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HSDB and crude oil and dispersants

Posted by on August 30th, 2010

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services has added crude oil and dispersant records to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB). In response to the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill, the HSDB development team and the HSDB Scientific Review Panel (SRP) compiled and reviewed data for crude oil, Corexit 9500,… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources



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Apple’s iPad on Medical Rounds

Posted by on August 18th, 2010

Are you interested in how physicians might use Apple’s iPad device on rounds in the hospital? Read an interesting article recounting one physician’s experience. The article discusses privacy and security issues as well as the usability of the iPad during rounds.

Posted in: Hospital Libraries, Informatics, Mobile Devices



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TOXMAP update includes new data

Posted by on August 5th, 2010

The National Library of Medicine’s TOXMAP system now includes updated EPA Superfund National Priority List (NPL) data and updated NCI mortality data. In addition, TOXMAP now provides links to AirNow for air quality data, to the National Center for Environmental Assessment’s Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO) for risk assessments, and additional classroom exercises. TOXMAP… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources, Public Health

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