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Share Your Thoughts About GeneEd’s Retirement on March 31!

Posted by on February 27th, 2019

The GeneEd resource is scheduled to be retired on March 31, 2019. Selected content will be transferred to Genetics Home Reference, another online resource from the National Library of Medicine. NLM is interested in feedback from regular users of GeneEd to determine how best to make this transition. Please share your thoughts in a brief… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, NLM Resources



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MetaMap – A Tool For Recognizing UMLS Concepts in Text

Posted by on February 9th, 2018

MetaMap is a highly configurable program developed by Dr. Alan (Lan) Aronson at the National Library of Medicine to map biomedical text to the UMLS Metathesaurus or, equivalently, to discover Metathesaurus concepts referred to in text. MetaMap uses a knowledge-intensive approach based on symbolic, natural-language processing (NLP) and computational-linguistic techniques. Besides being applied for both… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, NLM Resources, Search Tools



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El Virus Del Zika Webinar

Posted by on November 16th, 2017

The California Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Health Initiative of the Americas of UC Berkeley, hosts a Zika Virus Webinar in Spanish.

Posted in: Education & Training, Events, Public Health



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The Important Role of Faith-based Organizations in Fighting Diabetes Webinar

Posted by on August 30th, 2017

The webinar on August 31, 2017, hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center, will feature a discussion from the CDC and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare on the important role faith-based organizations play in promoting diabetes wellness and education to their congregations.

Posted in: Health Disparities, Health Literacy, Public Health



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New Resource: “My Tribal Area” from US Census Bureau

Posted by on June 13th, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau has released My Tribal Area, a tool that gives quick access to tribal area statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS). The broad categories include People, Jobs, Housing, Economy, and Education. More detailed views display income, health insurance coverage, occupations, and many more statistics collected by the ACS.

Posted in: Blog, Data, Health Disparities

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