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Information Sources on Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center, has a new resource guide for Information Sources on
Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

Resources include:

  • Codes of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards
  • Ethical Considerations for Pandemic Influenza and Other Infectious Diseases
  • Crisis (or Altered) Standards of Care
  • Ethics, Disasters and Disabled and Vulnerable Populations
  • Allocation of Scarce Resources and Triage
  • Duty to Care, Willingness to Respond, Role Conflict and Role Abandonment

Access the guide: http://1.usa.gov/11c8Rhq

International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Today is International Women’s Day.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as ‘Women’s History Month’.

To learn more about International Women’s Day, events near you, and other news visit the website:  http://bit.ly/XYeMH9

 

The National Library of Medicine has an website/online exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine that celebrates women in medicine.

Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured here provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to present this exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation of medical pioneers.

Visit the exhibit: http://1.usa.gov/13K5r9A

Self-Harm: New MedlinePlus Health Topic

Monday, February 18th, 2013

MedlinePlus has a new health topic page for Self-Harm.  Resources include those from the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Office of Women’s Health and the Nemours Foundation’s Teen Health site.

Access these and other resources at MedlinePlus: http://1.usa.gov/Xg6I4c

MedlinePlus en español Turns Ten

Monday, December 17th, 2012

MedlinePlus en español is the consumer health resource in Spanish from the National LIbrary of Medicine. Like the English version, it is an award winning site that features over 900 health topics. MedlinePlus en español is a full-featured Web site that contains a wealth of authoritative, reliable consumer-level health information in a variety of formats. For the past ten years, MedlinePlus en español has served both Spanish-speaking patients and their health care providers. To learn more, visit the information page at: http://1.usa.gov/UM46Yc .

Disaster Recovery resources from MedlinePlus

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

MedlinePlus has a number of health topic pages for people recovering from a natural disaster.  Health topics include:

Floods: bit.ly/SBFWS8

Drinking Water: http://1.usa.gov/YtRmIm

Molds: http://bit.ly/TxGCrA

For these and over 900 health topics in English and Spanish, go to MedlinePlus.gov

 

Science.gov Announces Spanish Version, Multimedia, and Enhanced Search Features

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Science agencies across the U.S. federal government announced the launch of the Spanish version of Science.gov - http://1.usa.gov/Qq433s.

Ciencia.Science.gov provides the same breadth and depth in science search as does Science.gov, covering over 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies. Free access is provided to over 55 scientific databases and more than 2,100 selected scientific web sites. Integrating Microsoft’s Translator, Spanish-language queries to Ciencia.Science.gov initiate searches of U.S. databases and web sites with results appearing in Spanish. This represents an innovative use of existing commercial technology to broaden public access to federal science information.

In addition to offering expanded access to the Spanish-speaking public, Science.gov now includes new multimedia content and additional features to help users find the science information they need. For the first time, R&D video is available from the Department of Energy (DOE), MedlinePlus (NIH), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Images from the Library of Congress have been added to the image search that is now integrated under a new multimedia tab on the results page. Search enhancements include visual representations of topical information in an easy-to-use touch and dial format.

Genetics Resources for Consumers

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Want to know more about a genetic condition or how genetics can affect health?  The National Library of Medicine has resources for patients, families and students on genetics and inherited diseases.

Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov

GeneEd Web, developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics: http://geneed.nlm.nih.gov

Disaster Apps

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine has compiled a list of mobile applications and mobile-optimized web sites for disaster preparedness and response.

Apps listed include:

  • WISER: information for first responders in HAZMAT situations
  • First Aid from the American Red Cross: life-saving first aid information, including how-to videos
  • Apps from NLM, CDC, EPA, FEMA, and the National Weather Service

The full list: http://1.usa.gov/RMP4DD

Call For Proposals: Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Project from the National Library of Medicine

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are partnering to increase the awareness of and access to sex and gender differences research resources available from NIH and their 27 Institutes and Centers throughout the Women’s Health Resources Portal – http://whr.nlm.nih.gov – through a funding opportunity.  The purpose of the Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Project is to design programs for creating and improving access to and use of sex and gender differences information for university and college students, faculty, librarians and health professionals.  Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information that is relevant and usable by the intended audience, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality, professional-level online medical and public health information resources on sex and gender difference basic sciences, sex-specific studies, disparities, and inclusion research, including the NLM Women’s Health Resources Portal that serves as an access point to all NIH sex and gender differences resources.  The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations between university/colleges and their libraries, specifically medical and health libraries, to students and faculty to increase the knowledge and awareness of sex and gender differences in research design and reporting.  University and college libraries may also increase information access to existing partnerships with outside organizations that are primarily focused on health and medical research.

All proposals much be received by September 10, 2012 at 12:00pm Eastern Time.

To find out more information about this funding opportunity, see the links below:

1) NIHLM2012431A-Partial Small Business Set-Aside: http://1.usa.gov/OnughS

2) NIHLM2012431B-Full and Open - http://1.usa.gov/OtzPgG

New Topic Page: Droughts and Health

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center has created a new topic page on Droughts and Health.  Resources include information on droughts in the United States and Internationally, as well as resources for the public health workforce and the public on dealing with the human health effects of droughts.

Droughts and Health Topic Page: http://bit.ly/P9G4ai