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National Library of Medicine Launches YouTube Channel

Posted by on November 23rd, 2011

The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is pleased to announce the launch of its new YouTube channel! YouTube is a free video-sharing Web site, created in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos. Unregistered users may watch… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources, Social networking

Nov

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U.S. Surgeon General declares Thanksgiving as “Family Health History Day”

Posted by on November 22nd, 2011

United States Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin today declared Thanksgiving 2011 as the nation’s eighth annual “Family Health History Day,” when families can share information by using the My Family Health Portrait website to gather their family’s health history in one place. My Family Health Portrait is secure, free and takes about 20 minutes to… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health

Nov

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Personnel Changes in NLM’s MEDLARS Management Section

Posted by on November 16th, 2011

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that Steve Emrick has been selected as the Terminology Quality Assurance (QA) & User Services Unit Head, and Sara Tybaert as the Bibliographic Data Management Unit Head, both in the MEDLARS Management Section (MMS). Steve Emrick joined the National Library of Medicine in 2007 as part… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, General, NLM Resources

Nov

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NLM Announces New Online Exhibition “Building a National Medical Library on a Shoestring: 1872, the First Year”

Posted by on November 16th, 2011

The National Library of Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health, celebrates a crucial turning point in its history with a new Web exhibition, “Building a National Medical Library on a Shoestring: 1872, the First Year.” The exhibition focuses on the dramatic 1872 change in the library’s mission. Founded in 1836 as the… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources

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Modest Improvements in Awareness of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities over a Decade

Posted by on November 10th, 2011

Despite persistent racial and ethnic gaps in health care and health status, awareness of such disparities remains low among the general public. Much work remains to be done to better inform the U.S. population of health conditions that disproportionately impact specific racial and ethnic minority groups, according to an OMH survey conducted by NORC at… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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