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New Project Announced for Collecting Health Data for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Populations!

Posted by on December 20th, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have launched the first-ever, large-scale national health survey to collect detailed health information for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) households; the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey. The information will be collected through the National Health Interview… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, General, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Dec

19

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What’s New for 2014 MeSH

Posted by on December 19th, 2013

Three hundred four (304) new MeSH Headings were added in 2014. Forty-eight (48) MeSH Headings were either changed or deleted and replaced with more up-to-date terminology. Three new publication types have been introduced for 2014 MeSH: Dataset: This publication type is defined as “An organized collection of values stored permanently in a formalized manner suitable for communication,… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools

Dec

19

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NLM Releases Digitized Collection of Its Publications and Productions

Posted by on December 19th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced a new addition to its Digital Collections: over 400 NLM publications and productions dating from the 1860s to the 1990s. This new digital collection encompasses all printed monographic publications produced by NLM and its earlier incarnation as the Library of the Surgeon General’s Office. The collection also includes nearly… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, General, NLM Resources

Dec

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NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative Announces Funding Opportunity

Posted by on December 13th, 2013

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support a U24 resource award for Development of an NIH BD2K Data Discovery Index Coordination Consortium. The purpose of this FOA is to create a consortium to begin development of an NIH Data Discovery Index (DDI) to allow discovery,… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, E-Science, Funding, Non-NLM Resources, Search Tools

Dec

04

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New AHRQ Tool to Assess Patient Education Materials!

Posted by on December 4th, 2013

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has just released a new tool to help professionals choose more understandable and actionable materials; the Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT). Patient educational materials, such as brochures, medical instructions, and audiovisual aids, are often complex and lack clear information about what the patient should do. AHRQ’s PEMAT… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Literacy, Non-NLM Resources

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