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NLM and NIA Resources for Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Posted by on September 21st, 2017

September 22 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offer many resources related to fall prevention for older adults from both the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Check out the following resources in multiple languages, videos related to fall prevention and balance problems in… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Search Tools

Sep

19

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NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Value Sets for 4th Quarter 2017

Posted by on September 19th, 2017

On September 15, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), published an addendum to the eCQM annual update specifications originally published in April 2016. This addendum updates eCQM… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Data, Electronic Health Records, NLM Resources, Search Tools

Sep

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Online Health Newsletters, Reports, and Magazines with Current Health News

Posted by on September 19th, 2017

Many government health organizations release quarterly or monthly consumer health publications, freely available online, with articles on current important health topics, tips for staying healthy, and even interviews with famous public figures sharing their health stories. For example, check out these four online publications: NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine: This quarterly magazine from the National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources

Sep

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NLM and Publishers Launch Emergency Access Initiative for Libraries Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Posted by on September 15th, 2017

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana; and to those impacted by the earthquake in Mexico. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Events, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

12

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NLM Announces Important Dates for MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities

Posted by on September 12th, 2017

The National Library of Medicine is currently involved in MEDLINE year-end processing (YEP) activities. These include changing the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) main headings and subheadings as well as Supplementary Concept Records that standardize names and associated numbers for chemicals, protocols, and diseases that are not main headings. The MeSH edits include maintaining existing MEDLINE… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools

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