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National Library of Medicine Video Contest: “NLM & You: The Video”

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

The U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM®), the world’s largest library of the health sciences and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, is conducting a video contest.

The contest supports the NLM mission of publicizing the availability of its information products and services, including but not limited to MEDLINE®/PubMed®, MedlinePlus®, GenBank®, PubMed Central®,, Bookshelf, AIDSinfo®, and Profiles in Science®. NLM invites the public to create original short videos which promote awareness of these products and services.

What to enter

Video entries should promote an NLM information product or service, such as one of the examples listed above, by telling a story of how the product or service has made a difference. For example, how has an NLM product or service helped you:

* Solve a health problem or enabled you to help a loved one?
* Carry out research or make a new discovery?
* Make a difference in clinical treatment or help a client or patient?
* Write a report?

Videos must:

* Be 30-60 seconds in length.
* Not contain violence, profanity, sex, attacks on individuals or organizations, or other inappropriate messages.
* Comply with all laws where the video was filmed.
* Not infringe on any third party rights.
* Be your original creation. Copyrighted music, video, or images may be used in your video if the owner of the copyright has granted permission for this use.
* Not have been previously produced for compensation. Videos already posted on the NLM Web pages are not eligible.
* End with this text: “Visit”
* Be posted to YouTube ( If you don’t have a YouTube account, it’s easy and only takes a few minutes to set one up. The use of to accept contest entries does not imply an endorsement of the site or its parent company by the US Government. For further assistance, see uploading instructions at:

For more information, see the Technical Bulletin: – and GOOD LUCK!!

AIDSinfo Launches Mobile Site

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

AIDSinfo Launches Mobile Site!

AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project, managed by the National Library of Medicine, that offers the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public. Along with housing the latest HIV medical practice guidelines, the Web site provides access to many other resources related to HIV treatment and research. Health information specialists are also available by phone, e-mail, and an online chat to assist the public with accessing this information.

AIDSinfo now offers a mobile site that allows users to access its resources and information on-the-go. The new site optimizes many of the main site’s features for phones and other mobile devices. When viewing AIDSinfo on your mobile device, you will be automatically redirected to the mobile site. JavaScript must be enabled on your device for the mobile site to function properly.  The AIDSinfo mobile site is available at (more…)

NIMH Seeks Proposals for its Outreach Partnership Program

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites applicants to submit proposals to become an NIMH Outreach Partner from the District of Columbia and the following Greater Midwestern Region states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and South Dakota. Organizations selected as an NIMH Outreach Partner will receive an annual award of $7,500 for a total of three (3) years to conduct statewide, science-based mental health outreach and education, and promote NIH/NIMH clinical research.

The NIMH Outreach Partnership Program enlists organizations in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to facilitate and increase the use of science-based information on mental disorders in their respective states. Non-profit organizations that conduct outreach focused on mental health are invited to submit proposals. Organizations with experience in child and adolescent mental health and/or mental health disparities are encouraged to apply.

For more information, see:

MedlinePlus Redesign Preview: Comments Welcome!

Monday, May 24th, 2010


MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español will debut a new design in summer 2010.  Many of the changes are based on feedback NLM received from users.

Redesign features:

  • Emphasizes search and makes navigation more intuitive
  • Frequently used content is easier to find
  • New MedlinePlus logo for strong product branding
  • Web 2.0 technologies that help users share content
  • Distinctive color schemes for English and Spanish pages

To get a sneak peek at what’s coming, please go to to start your tour.

There is a feedback form on the bottom of every page. Your comments are welcome!

There’s an app for NLM REMM

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The National Library of Medicine Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) is now available as a free iPhone/iPod touch app:

You can download it from iTunes, or search for radiation emergency at the iTunes Store:

Mobile REMM can also be downloaded to other mobile platforms (Blackberry, Windows Mobile, & Palm).

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) is produced by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Planning and Emergency Operations, in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services, with subject matter experts from the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many US and international consultants.

REMM provides:

  • Guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment during mass casualty radiological/nuclear (rad/nuc) events
  • Just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise
  • Web-based information that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the Internet is not accessible.

REMM Changes Its Name

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

To make it easier for users to find its content, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM) web portal has been renamed. The new name is Radiation Emergency Medical Management. Visit the website at

REMM provides guidance on diagnosis and treatment of radiation events and is designed for health care providers, primarily physicians, without formal expertise in radiation safety or radiation medicine who may provide medical care during an accidental or non-accidental radiation event.

Learning your Vitamin A, Bs and C

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

MedlinePlus, the premiere consumer health site from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, has newly updated pages on some of the basics: vitamins A, B, C, D, E & K. Check them out.

B Vitamins:

Vitamin A:

Vitamin C:

Vitamin D:

Vitamin E:

Vitamin K: (more…)

NLM Link to Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The NLM® Special Queries page now includes a link to a new subject page on Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives: By Organization.

This page lists, in chart form, guidelines for reporting the results of research in several biomedical disciplines. The Research Reporting Guidelines Search link offers a MEDLINE®/PubMed® search strategy including subject terms related to the organizations responsible for developing these guidelines. At this time, the search strategy retrieves 1700 citations in PubMed.

Research reporting guidelines usually “specify a minimum set of items required for a clear and transparent account of what was done and what was found in a research study, reflecting, in particular, issues that might introduce bias into the research” (adapted from the EQUATOR Network Resource Centre). (more…)

HHS to Create a National Resource Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced plans to establish the nation’s first national resource center to assist communities across the country in their efforts to provide services and supports for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. See the News Release: for more information.

Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature from NLM

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

A timely exhibition from the National Library of Medicine History of Medicine division looks at the world from the time of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. Take a look at this intriguing story: