Archive for the ‘National Library of Medicine News’ Category
Monday, March 31st, 2014
From the National Institute on Aging, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Institute of Nursing Research:
“The latest addition to NIHSeniorHealth, the health and wellness website for older adults, the End of Life module provides visitors with information about the most common issues faced by the dying and their caregivers.
The End of Life module describes the physical, mental, and emotional needs of people nearing the end of life and suggests ways to maintain their quality of life, such as hospice and home care. It also addresses the often complex practical concerns that can attend death, including financial issues, advance directives, caregiver support, and more. Other topics include:
- Addressing pain
- Types and places of end-of-life care
- Planning and paying for end-of-life care
- Handling health care issues
- When the end comes
- Coping with grief
- Research efforts”
NIHSeniorHealth-End of Life: http://1.usa.gov/1lfEX6t
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
The Office of Minority Health has numerous resources for Black History Month!
The resources include a profile of African Americans health, statistics by disease, leading causes of death and other health concerns. They also has a history of Black History Month, a timeline of African American Pioneers in health care and other African American “firsts.”
Read more: http://1.usa.gov/1gFDyTp
The National Library of Medicine has the online exhibit “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries. African Americans in Civil War Medicine.” This exhibit, “looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.” Visit the exhibition: http://1.usa.gov/1mJgPNy
Monday, January 13th, 2014
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, deep freeze, snow storms, and icy conditions are facts of life this time of year. For tips on keeping safe this winter, check out the Winter Weather Emergencies health topic page on MedlinePlus: http://1.usa.gov/1lVPQeE
Monday, January 6th, 2014
MedlinePlus has new health topics on hypothyroidism (low thyroid activity) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid disease).
Hypothyroidism (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/JOIvOI
Hyperthyroidism (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1e0TgXF
Monday, November 18th, 2013
The Disaster Information Management Research Center has developed a list of health-information resources related to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda recovery efforts: http://1.usa.gov/1ee8Dxj
The Emergency Access Initiative, which “provides temporary free access to full text articles from major biomedicine titles to healthcare professionals, librarians, and the public affected by disasters,” has been activated until December 9, 2013: http://1.usa.gov/1dbeypR
The American Public Health Association has published a blog posting on “What to do when disaster strikes somewhere else”: http://bit.ly/1hSxATT
Monday, August 12th, 2013
MedlinePlus has a new Health Topic page for G6PD Deficiency, a genetic condition which can cause anemia, jaundice and other health problems. The condition affects mainly males of African, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern descent, including 1 in 10 African American males.
Access resources at the Health Topic page: http://1.usa.gov/19YW5KH
Monday, July 1st, 2013
MedlinePlus, the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends, has two new Health Topic pages. At each Health Topic page, you can find information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, as well as multimedia resources such as pictures and tutorials and links to literature, physician directories and clinical trials.
Retinal Detachment Health Topic page: http://1.usa.gov/13hpFcG
Collapsed Lung Health Topic page: http://1.usa.gov/1cI7yuI
Friday, June 28th, 2013
Would you like to stay up-to-date with the latest health news? On the MedlinePlus homepage, you can sign up to receive emails with the latest health news on topics that matter to you the most. When you sign up, you can select from over 900 health topics. And, you have the opportunity to select e-newsletters from other government agencies including Healthcare.gov, NIH Director’s Blog, HHS.gov updates, AHRQ Effective Health Care Announcements, and many others.
Sign up for MedlinePlus Health News, http://1.usa.gov/1alN2Dj
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
The US National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the creation of a new Outreach to Specific Populations listserv <http://1.usa.gov/14XqTqZ>. This free information system will provide health information professionals, librarians, advocates, healthcare professionals, students and others with an opportunity to share information and discuss outreach to specific populations through quality information, capacity building and community engagement. This discussion forum will enable participants to stay informed about health information resources, services and programs tailored to specific populations, as well as connect with colleagues in the field and benefit from discussions that address best practices, challenges and gaps associated with health information outreach to specific populations. It was created by the Outreach & Special Populations Branch in the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS).
Information distributed through the OSP Listserv (NLM_OSP-L) will include but not be limited to:
Health information outreach programs and services tailored to specific populations (i.e. Students/Educators, Health Professionals, Minorities, Women, Seniors, etc.)
Information resources addressing health topics ranging from HIV/AIDS and Environmental Health to Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
Announcements of funding opportunities
Notices of national, state and/or local meetings and conference
Information and technological resources for and about specific populations
Best practices, trends, new ideas
Publications, articles, and research findings related to health information outreach
To learn more about the list and how to subscribe visit: http://1.usa.gov/14XqTqZ
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
NIH: Challenge. Data Rx: Prescription Drug Abuse Infographic Challenge. Create an infographic to inform and educate the general public in interesting, novel, and creative ways about prescription drug abuse dangers.
Learn more: http://goo.gl/Ynj0r