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Stuart Nelson, M.D., has retired as Head of NLM’s MeSH Section in Library Operations. Dr. John Kilbourne is now the acting head of the MeSH Section. Dr. Kilbourne received his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and practiced Family Medicine near Chicago. He worked as a clinical editor and implementation trainer… Read More »
The National Library of Medicine, in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has launched the NLM Value Set Authority Center (VSAC). The VSAC provides downloadable access to all official versions of vocabulary value sets contained in the 2014 Clinical Quality… Read More »
The National Library of Medicine has announced new and redesigned Web sites for the History of Medicine Division (HMD) and its Exhibition Program. The redesigned main site for the History of Medicine Division offers enhanced organization for learning about and using the historical collections and associated programs and resources of the NLM. The new and… Read More »
Increasing evidence suggests that there are benefits to actively involving patients and consumers in their health care. There is also growing interest in engaging patients and consumers more actively in the research process. Comparative effectiveness research (CER), patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and quality improvement (QI) all offer opportunities to engage patients in generating information that… Read More »
Do you wonder if droughts are related to climate change? If so, please consider visiting Tox Town’s newly released Drought Location page. Information is provided on why drought is a concern, how it relates to climate change, and possible health affects related to drought. The page is also available in Spanish, Sequía. The best known… Read More »