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NNLM CHIS Training Opportunity: Health and Wellness at the Library Online Class Starts November 12!

Posted by on October 24th, 2018

Are you interested in consumer health? Are you interested in a highly interactive, robust learning experience with other engaged librarians? If so, register now for the 4-week online class Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services. Centered around eight core competencies, this free online course provides a rich learning… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Literacy, Search Tools, Social networking

Oct

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Update: Opioid Public Health Emergency

Posted by on October 24th, 2018

On October 18, HHS Secretary Alex Azar signed a renewal of determination that a public health emergency exists as a result of the continued consequences of the opioid crisis. For additional information about the public health emergency, visit the following resources: Opioid Epidemic: Collecting Now for Future Research in Circulating Now, by Susan L. Speaker… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools, Social networking

Oct

11

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NLM’s Tox Town Website Gets a New Look!

Posted by on October 11th, 2018

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. Enhancements of the new design, informed by extensive user research, include: Enhanced search optimization Improved readability New Tox Town features reflecting consumers’ frequently… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

Oct

10

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Abstract Display Option Added For PubMed Labs Search Results

Posted by on October 10th, 2018

The community response to the launch of PubMed Labs has been outstanding. The National Library of Medicine is continuing to test new features at PubMed Labs, for example, the addition of a new view for search results. In response to user feedback, “Abstract” has been added to the DISPLAY OPTIONS of the¬†PubMed Labs¬†search results. Click… Read More »

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

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MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities for 2019

Posted by on September 12th, 2018

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) 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, diseases and organisms that are not main headings. The MeSH edits include maintaining… Read More »

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

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