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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted by on September 1st, 2017

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and the National Library of Medicine provides access to health information for patients in multiple languages about prostate cancer and the importance of prostate cancer screening. Find multilingual prostate cancer resources on MedlinePlus and HealthReach: English and Spanish-Language MedlinePlus Resources: MedlinePlus provides Health Topics pages on prostate cancer and… Read More »

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



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Update for NLM’s “Citing Medicine” Resource

Posted by on August 16th, 2017

Chapter 24 of Citing Medicine was renamed from Databases/Retrieval Systems on the Internet to Databases/Retrieval Systems/Datasets on the Internet. This change will enhance findability for users who want to cite datasets. There are several examples in the chapter. The publication will be continually updated to keep pace with the rapidly changing nature of new format… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, NLM Resources



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NNLM Training Office Webinar on August 10, “Teaching Topics: Successes, Flops, and Far-Out ideas”

Posted by on July 25th, 2017

The National Training Office (NTO) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is offering a free webinar (worth 1 MLA CE credit hour) on Thursday, August 10, from 11:30am – 12:30pm PDT, Teaching Topics: Successes, Flops, and Far-Out ideas. This one-hour session profiles five teaching projects from health science libraries across the United States. Presentations include: How… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Education & Training, NLM Resources, Search Tools



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Participate in the Healthy People 2030 Planning Process!

Posted by on July 6th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030 developed by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee). The Healthy People 2030 framework refers to the Healthy People 2030 vision, mission, overarching goals, foundational principles,… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health



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New NLM Resource, WOOB FILES: Global Warming Comic Book for Grades 9 -12

Posted by on July 5th, 2017

The National Library of Medicine has released a new comic book about the changing climate. The WOOB Files: Global Warming, is the story of a female scientist (Woob) who recognizes that the climate on her home planet of WüB continues to change. Changes in weather patterns, warmer temperatures, and disease outbreaks, lead her to request… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health

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