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NCI Launches Smoking Cessation Support for Teens

Posted by on December 5th, 2011

A new effort to help teens quit smoking will use one of today’s teen’s most constant companions — the mobile phone. Developed by smoking cessation experts, SmokefreeTXT is a free text message cessation service that provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to teens trying to quit smoking. The initiative is led by the National Cancer… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Mobile Devices



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PubMed Advanced Search Page Updated

Posted by on December 2nd, 2011

The PubMed Advanced search page will soon be modified to provide users with a less cluttered, more intuitive way to build searches. Highlights include: Terms entered in the builder will automatically populate the search box. Users may change the search field from the All Fields pull-down menu, and then enter terms in the search box…. Read More »

Posted in: PubMed



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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



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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



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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

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