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NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine Winter 2016 Issue Available Online!

Posted by on January 4th, 2016

The Winter 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine features topics including Crohn’s disease, tips for a healthy new year, flu vaccinations, dyslexia, probiotics, and Parkinson’s disease. The cover features Benjamin King, star of Disney Channel’s hit TV series Liv and Maddie, who helps others—especially kids—learn to live well with Crohn’s disease. The issue also… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, NLM Resources, Rare Diseases



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Thirty-Five U.S. Hospitals Designated as Ebola Treatment Centers

Posted by on December 3rd, 2014

An increasing number of U.S. hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, giving nationwide health system Ebola readiness efforts a boost. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state health officials have identified and designated 35 hospitals with Ebola treatment centers, with more expected in the coming weeks. Four of… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health, Rare Diseases



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NLM Launches Emergency Access Initiative for Healthcare Professionals Fighting Ebola Outbreak

Posted by on August 14th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the Ebola public health emergency in West Africa. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from over 650 biomedical journals and over 4,000 reference books and… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Public Health, Rare Diseases, Social networking



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National Library of Medicine’s Genetics Home Reference Web Site Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

Posted by on April 22nd, 2013

On April 25, 2003, the National Library of Medicine launched Genetics Home Reference (GHR), a free online resource about human genetics created for patients, families, and the general public. The Web site provides a bridge between the public’s questions about human genetics and the rich technical data that has emerged from the Human Genome Project… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, NLM Resources, Rare Diseases



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What’s New for 2013 MeSH for Rare Diseases

Posted by on December 10th, 2012

MeSH uploaded the disease portion of the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database available in the Unified Medical Language System. OMIM is a database that catalogues human diseases with genetic components. Although OMIM disease names are available for searches in PubMed, it is often difficult to index and search for the articles on rare… Read More »

Posted in: PubMed, Rare Diseases

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