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Upcoming Change to MedlinePlus

After Thursday – February 26th – MedlinePlus will no longer providing a library of interactive tutorials. This is based on trends  observed from users and the desire to provide information that most closely aligns with user needs. The MedlinePlus team welcomes your feedback about how you think MedlinePlus information should be presented and what type of content is missing. Just send your suggestions or feedback to them through the Contact Us form. /da

Mapping Microbes in NYC’s Subways

In the newest edition of NIH Research Matters, discover how researchers mapped the bacterial diversity of New York’s subway system; read about a rare immune disease cured by a random genetic event; and, learn how iron supplements can help blood donors recover from lowered hemoglobin levels. /da

Evidence-Based Practice Online CE Registration

The University of Illinois, Chicago Library of the Health Sciences is pleased to again be offering the Evidence-Based Practice Online course. This asynchronous online course is designed to introduce health and information professionals to the principles of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) including the steps of the EBP process, understanding the literature of evidence, and an overview of epidemiological concepts. Recorded lectures, independent readings, assignments, and threaded discussions provide an opportunity for assimilation, interaction, and exchange of ideas. Formative feedback will be given throughout the course.

  • Cost is $150.00.
  • The course runs from March 16th – April 26th, 2015.
  • The course is limited to 25 registrants.
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Classroom resources for teaching cell biology

Classroom resources for teaching cell biology: Includes animation, interactive tutorials, lab experiments, videos, and teacher resources./da

New Google Feature for Searches on Common Health Conditions

Google has a new feature for searches on common health conditions. Your search results will display relevant medical facts right up front from the Knowledge Graph, including symptoms, treatments, and details on how common the condition is. The information is culled from a variety of resources including:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Here’s an example for measles:









Children’s Use of Complementary Health Approaches

A new report based on data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) found that nearly 12 percent of children aged 4 to 17 years use of complementary health approaches, with significant increases in children’s use of yoga, fish oil, and melatonin. /da

Education – Breezing Along with the RML Recording Available

Recording for Breezing Along with the RML – February 18, 2015 is now available at

Julie Solenberger led a discussion on the results of the Marshall Study and how libraries around the country are using the results to promote their services.

Share your input regarding the strategic vision for the NLM

As Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg retires as director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, has convened a “Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine” to articulate a strategic vision for the NLM to ensure that it remains an international leader in biomedical and health information. The group’s charge and members are here,

Today, the working group posted a Request for Information (RFI) We hope you’ll consider responding to this RFI. Please share this opportunity with colleagues that have benefited from NLM and Network resources that contributed to their research, teaching, education, and outreach efforts.

Due Date: March 13, 2015. /da

New Report on Complementary of Alternative Medicine Usage

Read about American’s use of natural products and mind and body approaches in a new report utilizing National Health Interview Survey data.

Just in case you missed the announcement, NCCAM is now NCCIH. /da

NCCIH Clinical Digest: Weight Control and Complementary and Integrative Approaches

The current issue of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH, formerly NCCAM) Clinical Digest is now available online. Find out about current evidence, clinical guidelines, and information for consumers and patients on weight control and complementary and integrative approaches. /da