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May

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Tracking the news on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Posted by on May 31st, 2013

The earlier, commonly used term “novel coronavirus” or “NCoV” is being superseded by the newly designated term “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).” The Coronavirus Study Group, International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, announced the new terminology, which is being adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other groups. When searching for information on… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, News & Reports, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

May

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NLM Introduces infoSIDA Web Site to the Latino Community!

Posted by on May 30th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine has initiated an outreach effort to the Latino community for the federal Web site on AIDS, infoSIDA, a free, online Spanish-language resource for HIV/AIDS information regarding treatment, prevention, and research findings. It is a service of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and includes authoritative content from… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Events, Health Literacy, NLM Resources, Public Health

May

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Institute of Medicine Publishes Affordable Care Act (ACA) Discussion Paper!

Posted by on May 30th, 2013

We are entering a critical time in health care in the United States. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes the American health care system in many ways. Of major importance is the fact that it expands access to health insurance for millions of Americans. But do Americans understand the changes that are… Read More »

Posted in: Affordable Care Act, Announcements, Consumer Health, General, Health Literacy, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

May

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National Library of Medicine’s WISER for Android 2.0 Now Available!

Posted by on May 14th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine’s WISER for Android 2.0 is now available and can be installed directly from the Google Play Store. New features in this release include:  Emergency Response Guidebook data is now updated to the ERG 2012; WISER for Android includes a custom ERG 2012 tool; and WISER now fully integrates content from… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, Public Health

May

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NLM Launches “A Voyage to Health” Online Exhibition to Supplement the Traveling Banner Display!

Posted by on May 10th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine has launched an online adaptation of the traveling banner exhibition, A Voyage to Health, an exploration of how the revival of Native Hawaiian sea voyaging traditions helped heal the soul of the community. The launch of the web site celebrates the 19-year anniversary of the May 9, 1994 return of… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Education & Training, General, NLM Resources

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