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Nov

16

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Personnel Changes in NLM’s MEDLARS Management Section

Posted by on November 16th, 2011 0 comments

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 0 comments

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

Nov

10

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

Posted by on November 10th, 2011 0 comments

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

Nov

10

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HHS Announces New, Refined Survey Standards to Examine, Help Eliminate Differences in Care Based on Race, Ethnicity, Sex, Primary Language, or Disability

Posted by on November 10th, 2011 0 comments

On October 31, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released final standards to more consistently measure race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status, thereby improving our ability to highlight disparities in health status and target interventions to reduce these disparities. The Affordable Care Act requires new standards for the collection and… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Nov

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Search Auto-Complete Feature Added to NLM Main Web Site, MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en Español

Posted by on November 8th, 2011 0 comments

In November 2011, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a search box auto-complete feature for the NLM main website, MedlinePlus, and MedlinePlus en español. Auto-complete improves the search experience on these sites by: suggesting relevant terms and phrases as users begin typing; helping users execute searches and arrive at a focused set of results… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources

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