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Mar

15

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NLM Mourns the Loss of Faye G. Abdellah, former Deputy Surgeon General and NLM Board of Regents member

Posted by on March 15th, 2017 0 comments

Deputy Surgeon General Faye G. Abdellah, RN, MA, EdD, died on February 24, 2017, at the age of 97. Dr. Abdellah was a nurse, educator, and deputy surgeon general of the Public Health Service. She served as the U.S Surgeon General’s alternate ex-officio member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Events, General, Public Health

Mar

14

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NLM to Hold First Annual Michael E. DeBakey Lecture in the History of Medicine on March 21

Posted by on March 14th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has announced the first annual Michael E. DeBakey Lecture in the History of Medicine, a program made possible by a generous gift to the NLM by the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Foundation. The program took place on March 21, and was archived for future viewing. Speakers included: Shelley McKellar, PhD,… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Education & Training, Events, Healthcare Professionals, Public Health

Mar

14

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Training Event in Yakima, WA: Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infrastructure

Posted by on March 14th, 2017 0 comments

Register by March 31 to attend the free two-day training event Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infrastructure April 4-5 at Yakima Valley Community College in eastern Washington. This course will focus on preparedness processes and activities and provides hospitals and healthcare personnel an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Events, Public Health

Mar

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Check Out These NLM Resources for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted by on March 14th, 2017 0 comments

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The risk of developing colorectal cancer rises after age 50, so screening is important. Following are several resources from the National Library of Medicine to educate and raise awareness about colorectal cancer (including possible genetic causes) among the US general public, multilingual populations, and older adults: General Public –… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Events, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources

Feb

10

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MedlinePlus Reaches Major Milestone: Launch of Its 1000th Health Topic Page!

Posted by on February 10th, 2017 0 comments

A major milestone was recently reached as MedlinePlus.gov launched its 1,000th health topic page about “Eye Care.” Created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website providing trusted health information to the public. The winner of multiple awards and a consistent top scorer among federal websites, MedlinePlus debuted… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Events, MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus Connect, NLM Resources

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