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Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine

Posted by on December 19th, 2011

Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine is a spectacularly illustrated book that showcases rare, beautiful, idiosyncratic, and surprising works in the collection of the world’s largest medical library. It is due to be published in April, 2012, by Blast Books of New York, in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine. It is now… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, General



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Partnership for Patients initiative to improve hospital care

Posted by on December 15th, 2011

Hospitals across the country will have new resources and support to make health care safer and less costly, by targeting and reducing the millions of preventable injuries and complications from healthcare acquired conditions, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today. As a part of the Partnership for Patients initiative, a nationwide… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Public Health



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PubMed Health Adds DARE and NCI PDQ

Posted by on December 13th, 2011

With its December update, PubMed Health grows to over 18,000 systematic reviews and health technology assessments in the last ten years. With the inclusion of the Database of Reviews of Effects (DARE) from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination in England, PubMed Health is getting close to comprehensive coverage of reliable systematic reviews on clinical… Read More »

Posted in: Clinical Trials, Consumer Health, NLM Resources, PubMed



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Use TOXMAP to learn about toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing

Posted by on December 6th, 2011

The National Library of Medicine’s TOXMAP now provides information on the toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Companies involved in hydraulic fracturing are not currently required to report to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxics Release Inventory Program and so are not represented in TOXMAP. However, TOXMAP provides information on many of the most… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, NLM Resources, Public Health



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December NIH News in Health

Posted by on December 5th, 2011

The December issue of NIH News in Health (PDF), the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now available! In this edition: Weighing in on Dietary Fats: Some Fats Are Healthier Than Others – With the winter holidays upon us, you’ll likely be surrounded by family,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health

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