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15-40 Connection Site Visit

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017 Posted in: Announcements


This week our new Education and Outreach Coordinator Margot Malachowski visited 15-40 Connection, a Massachusetts-based organization striving to improve conversations around cancer detection. Our role is to train the staff at 15-40 Connection in best methods of using MedlinePlus and PubMed for looking up cancer information. Margot demonstrated the differences in searching MedlinePlus through Health Topics and through the search box. For those who are interested in researching more deeply, she demonstrated how to use Health Topics pages as an entry point to a PubMed search.  Margot gave a brief explanation of MeSH.

Several staff at 15-40 Connection were curious about symptom checkers.  Did you know that Symptoms is its own Health Topic in MedlinePlus?  For a triage tool, look for linked resources from the American Academy of Family Physicians or go directly to the FamilyDoctor.org symptom checker.

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This has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.

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