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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: http://www.remm.nlm.gov/downloadmremm.htm#iphone

You can download it from iTunes, or search for radiation emergency at the iTunes Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id372600451?mt=8

Mobile REMM can also be downloaded to other mobile platforms (Blackberry, Windows Mobile, & Palm). http://www.remm.nlm.gov/downloadmremm.htm

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.

http://www.remm.nlm.gov

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 http://www.remm.nlm.gov/

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.
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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: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bvitamins.html

Vitamin A: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamina.html

Vitamin C: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitaminc.html

Vitamin D: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamind.html

Vitamin E: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamine.html

Vitamin K: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamink.html (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: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/10/20091021a.html 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: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/frankenstein/index.html.

Live PubMed Redesign Webcasts

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Learn about the 2009 PubMed redesign during one of four thirty minute live online demonstration and question and answer session presented by the NLM®.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009:
9:00 am – 9:30 am Eastern Time
11:00 am – 11:30 am Eastern Time

Wednesday, October 7, 2009:
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern Time
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern Time

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Redesigned PubMed Available for Preview

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The homepage of PubMed has now been updated with a link to try the new redesigned PubMed. Go to http://pubmed.gov to New! PubMed: Try the redesigned PubMed.

The GMR will share more information as it becomes available.

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Today is the first annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, “marking the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to research aimed at preventing HIV infection in older adults and improving the health and quality of life of those who are infected,” according to a statement on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) website. See the complete statement by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2009/HIVandAging.htm.Over one-quarter of the U.S. HIV-infected population is age 50 years and older.

For more information on HIV/AIDS, see the National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine on HIV/AIDs at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv.html and AIDSinfo.gov. NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine, Summer 2009 Issue: Volume 4, Number 3 has two related articles, HIV, AIDS, and the Future, and a Feature on Senior Living.

Joint Commission Wants Input from the Health Literacy Community

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Forwarded from the National Institute for Literacy Discussion List available at:

http://www.nifl.gov/lincs/discussions/discussions.html

Hello –

The Joint Commission, with funding from The Commonwealth Fund, is developing proposed accreditation requirements for hospitals to advance effective communication, cultural competence, and patient-centered care. This 18-month project will explore how diversity, culture, language, and health literacy issues can be better incorporated into current Joint Commission standards or drafted into new requirements. In conjunction with the proposed requirements, The Joint Commission is developing an implementation guide that will help hospitals meet the proposed requirements and provide best practice information and educational resources and tools. Additional project information can be accessed at:
www.jointcommission.org/Patientsafety/HLC

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