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Network Members to Be Congratulated!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Winners of MLA’s Ida and George Eliot Prize—many are from our network:

  • Joanne Gard Marshall, AHIP, FMLA, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  • Julia Sollenberger, AHIP, FMLA, Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • Sharon Easterby-Gannett, AHIP, Medical Libraries, Lewis B. Flinn Medical Library, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE
  • Lynn Kasner Morgan, Upper Montclair, NJ; Mary Lou Klem, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Susan K. Cavanaugh, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Camden Campus Library, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
  • Kathleen Burr Oliver, Chevy Chase, MD
  • Cheryl A. Thompson, Howard W. Odum Institute for Social Science, University of North Carolina−Chapel Hill
  • Neil Romanosky, NYU Health Sciences Libraries, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York University−New York, NY
  • Sue Hunter, Birnbaum Library, Pace University, New York, NY

NLM Resources for Patient Safety Awareness Week

Friday, March 7th, 2014

March 2-8, 2014 is Patient Safety Awareness Week, established by the National Patient Safety Foundation, which supports “Creating a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm.”  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) supports the work to keep patients and healthcare providers free from harm by making available quality health information.

Below is information from the NLM MedlinePlus “Patient Safety” health topic Web page that describes actions patients can take:

You can help prevent medical errors by being an active member of your health care team. Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care tend to get better results. To reduce the risk of medical errors, you can:

  • Ask questions if you have doubts or concerns. Take a relative or friend to your doctor appointment to help you ask questions and understand answers.
  • Make sure you understand what will happen if you need surgery
  • Tell your health care providers about all the medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements. Tell them if you have any allergies or bad reactions to anesthesia. Make sure you know how to take your medications correctly.
  • Get a second opinion about treatment options
  • Keep a copy of your own health history

Also, the NLM has two prominent health information Web sites that assists patients and healthcare providers to learn more about particular health issues.  These Internet resources can help patients and providers get more involved with their medical care and research alternative treatments.

MedlinePlus  You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

PubMed  PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.  Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is Retiring

Friday, February 28th, 2014

NN/LM MAR is saying goodbye to our friend and leader, Dr. Angela Ruffin, as she retires:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/2014/02/saying-goodbye-as-angela-ruffin-retires/

Winter Issue of MAReport Newsletter Available

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Check out the Winter 2014 issue of our newsletter, The MAReporthttp://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.

NOTE:  We encourage you to subscribe so MAReport will be delivered to your inbox.

To subscribehttp://www.hsls.pitt.edu/www/updatenewsletterlist/?p=subscribe&id=3

Announcing a New Online Webinar Series: Focus on NLM Resources

Friday, February 28th, 2014

MAR is pleased to announce our new bi-monthly series.  Learn about what we have in store for the future:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/2014/02/focus-on-nlm-resources-a-new-webinar-series-from-mar/

First Session:  PubMed Health

Presenter: Hilda Bastian, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), NLM

Date / Time:  Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required / https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlmfocus/

Summary:  Hilda has been the editor responsible for PubMed Health at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), NLM since 2011. Previously, she headed the Health Information Department at the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) (2004-2011). Hilda first became involved in health as a health consumer advocate in the 1980s, serving as Chairperson of the Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia (1997-2001). She has been participating in and communicating the results of systematic reviews since the early 1990s, when she helped establish the Cochrane Collaboration.

PubMed Health Systematic Reviews

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The Abstract display for PubMed clinical trial citations may now include a ”Cited by systematic reviews” portlet if the trial is cited in a PubMed Health systematic review:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/blog/2014/02/trials-in-PubMed/

NLM e-Clips (February 2014)

Friday, February 28th, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

List of Serials Indexed for Online Users, 2014 Available in XML: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf14/brief/jf14_lsiou.html

NLM Announces “Native Voices” Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/native_voices_classroom.html

NLM Director Donald A.B. Lindberg to Receive Paul Evan Peters Award: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/lindberg_2014_peters_award.html

NLM’s Jerry Sheehan Receives CENDI Meritorious Service Award: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/sheehan_cendi_awardee.html

SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM Map Updated: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/snomed_icd10cm_map_update.html

NLM DIRECTOR’S PODCASTS

Boosting Drug Recovery: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript020314.html

CT Scans Recommended for Heavy Smokers: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript021814.html

Flu Season Insights:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript021014.html

Organic Milk’s Health Benefits:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript012714.html

NLM IN THE NEWS

Examining the Civil War’s toll: http://www.utimes.pitt.edu/?p=27777

Health Literacy Day at the East Brunswick [NJ] Library: http://thealternativepress.com/articles/health-literacy-day-at-the-east-brunswick-library

Health Sciences Libraries Vital to Patient Care: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3942

Morris F. Collen at 100: A Tribute to “The Father of Medical Informatics”: http://www.schattauer.de/en/magazine/subject-areas/journals-a-z/methods/issue/special/manuscript/20371/show.html

NLM Launches “Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture”: http://hnn.us/article/153389

PubMed app results in tremendous gains in traffic: http://www.imedicalapps.com/2013/12/pubmed-app-results-traffic/

The Confusing and At-Times Counterproductive 1980s Response to the AIDS Epidemic: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/12/the-confusing-and-at-times-counterproductive-1980s-response-to-the-aids-epidemic/

Tin masks to fixed faces: plastic surgery’s debt to World War I: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/public_health/Tin-masks-to-fixed-faces-plastic-surgerys-debt-to-World-War-I.html

Watch Gene Kelly Channel “Combat Fatigue Irritability” in a WWII Navy Training Film: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2013/10/02/gene_kelly_the_actor_s_role_in_a_wwii_navy_film_about_combat_fatigue_irritability.html?wpisrc=burger_bar

What We’re Reading [see “More on the Flu”]: http://blog.historians.org/2014/02/reading-february-6-2014/

NEW IN NLM IN FOCUS

Regional Medical Libraries Making a Difference: Focus on South Central Region: http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/01/regional-medical-libraries-mak-2.html

K-12 Team Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness Classroom Lesson Plans & Activities

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services K-12 Workgroup has released classroom activities and lesson plans to supplement the Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness website.

For grades 6-12, these classroom activities and lesson plans familiarize students to the health and medicine of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.  The activities and lesson plans are available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/resources/lesson-plans-list.html.

The activities and lesson plans use Native Voices exhibition website content material and other NLM online educational/science resources.

The activities and lesson plans are composed of four units.  Each unit introduces a different way of exploring and learning about the Native Voices exhibition in about 1.5 to 3 hours.  These units are: 1) A scavenger hunt, 2) An environmental health science lesson, 3) A social science lesson, and 4) A biology lesson.

While the activities and lesson plans can be used in science classrooms, clubs, and programs, they can be used also to reinforce the history and societal developments of Native peoples in social science and history classrooms.

About the Native Voices Website

The Native Voices Web site (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices) allows people to experience an exhibition currently on display at NLM in Bethesda, Maryland.  Both versions explore the connection between wellness, illness and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people and interactive media.

For additional information, please contact:

K-12 Team Leader

Alla Keselman, PhD

National Library of Medicine

keselmana@mail.nih.gov

NSB 2014 Science and Technology Indicators

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The National Science Board (NSB) has released its 2014 Science and Technology Indicators. The “Indicators” series are biennial, data-rich reports prepared by the National Science Foundation (NSF), providing quantitative information on science, mathematics, and engineering education at all levels, the scientific and engineering workforce, domestic and international R&D performance, U.S. competitiveness in high technology, and public attitudes and understanding of science and engineering. The reports examine all federal funding for research and development, including by the National Institutes of Health, and are not limited to the NSF.

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130380
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/

Haz-Map Updated with 481 New Agents

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The National Library of Medicine has updated Haz-Map with 481 new agents, including 23 agents causing occupational asthma:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf14/brief/jf14_sis_hazmap.html