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NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08) FOA http://1.usa.gov/1knYiQ7  has been reissued April 29, 2014. The G08 program provides funding for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. For more information about the G08 FOA see http://1.usa.gov/1lE9mwt

The application deadline is July 30, 2014.

If there are questions, please contact:  Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, NLM – alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

New Online Catalog for the Office of Minority Health

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The HHS Office of Minority Health Knowledge Center team is pleased to let you know that the online library catalog search engine has just been re-launched in a new format.  The new version offers immediate access to the latest documents added to the database.  It also provides more detailed search options and formats for delivery of results.  During National Minority Health Month, please take a moment to look at the new content.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Knowledge Center team if you have any questions or suggestions regarding this unique resource for minority health information.

Visit http://1.usa.gov/1qlzVaM  then click on “Search the library catalog”.

New resource from NIHSeniorHealth: End of Life

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

Black History Month and Health

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

Winter weather emergencies: resources

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

Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism: New MedlinePlus Health Topics

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

Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda: Resources

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

 

 

MedlinePlus Health Topic: G6PD Deficiency

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

New MedlinePlus Health Topics: Retinal Detachment and Collapsed Lung

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

The Latest Health News

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