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Updates for NLM’s Multi-Cultural Resources Health Information Page!

Posted by on November 8th, 2017

The National Library of Medicine’s Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page offers reliable links to help health professionals learn how to serve culturally diverse populations. In addition to topics such as cultural competency, health literacy, limited English proficiency, data related to minority health and health disparities, and health resources in multiple languages, new sections and resources… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, NLM Resources, Public Health, PubMed, Search Tools



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Lab Test Information Available in MedlinePlus!

Posted by on November 2nd, 2017

MedlinePlus now has lab test information in English and Spanish. From “Albumin Blood Test” to “Yeast Infection Test,” MedlinePlus currently has 50 lab tests listed, with 75 more coming in the next year. Visitors can learn about their laboratory tests, including what the lab test is used for, why their doctor ordered it, how the… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Electronic Health Records, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources



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NLM Resources on Asthma in Multiple Languages for Respiratory Care Week 2017

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017

October 22-28 is Respiratory Care Week 2017, and the National Library of Medicine offers patient handouts in multiple languages on prevention and care for asthma and other lung diseases through HealthReach. Multilingual resources related to asthma include handouts on asthma triggers, nebulizer treatments, peak flow meter, and more: Asthma (12 languages) – This six-page handout educates… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Events, Health Literacy, NLM Resources



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HHS Posts Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2018 – 2022: Public Comments Accepted Through October 27

Posted by on September 29th, 2017

The HHS Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2018 – 2022 is provided as part of the strategic planning process under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRA-MA)(P.L. 111-352) to ensure that stakeholders are given an opportunity to comment on the plan. The strategic planning consultation process is an opportunity to refine and… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Public Health



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Next NCBI Minute Webinar on October 4: Create, Link, and Share Your Bibliography — PubMed Tools and ORCID Identifiers for Authors

Posted by on September 28th, 2017

On October 4, 9:00-9:30 AM PDT, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) staff will present a Webinar on author disambiguation and the advantages of using an ORCID identifier. Disambiguating common author names is tough in any field, but if your published research is cited in PubMed, this session will help you find your citations, create… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Education & Training, NCBI, NLM Resources, PubMed

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