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HEADS UP Fact Sheets by CDC

CDC has fact sheets available for parents, youth sports coaches, high school coaches, school professionals, and health care providers offering information to help protect athletes from concussion or other serious brain injury, learn how to spot a possible concussion, and know what to do if a concussion occurs. /ch

REMM: New Design with Significant Content Updates



The Radiation Emergency Medical Management Team is proud to announce the first major redesign of our site since REMM was launched in 2007.

The redesign includes a more modern banner, a new color palette and font style, and a new navigation system.

There are now 6 content groups on the new home page.

We have added an easy to use navigational menu at the top of the home page with sections for

  • Interactive Clinical Tools
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Reference and Data
  • Overview of REMM and
  • Links to downloading the REMM app for various mobile devices

One of our most popular features, the Multimedia Library in carousel form, remains on the home page, with 7 categories of multimedia assets.

Significant content updates are HERE



October NIH News in Health Now Available

The October 2015 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. In this issue learn about the biology of addiction and read about tips to keep your pearly whites healthy. /da

Public Health and Public Libraries: Librarians as Health Literacy First Responders

WebJunction will be offering a free webinar exploring health-related outreach, programming, training, and funding so that your library can improve the health literacy of your community.

Wednesday – October 21, 2015

1:00-2:00P MT, 2:00-3:00P CT

Christian Minter, NN/LM MCR Nebraska/Education Coordinator is one of three panelists discussing training and funding resources for health-related library outreach and programming. /da

Next Generation Sequencing Online Workshop

From October 13 to October 23, NCBI will present the first iteration of NCBI NOW, a free online experience aimed at those new to next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis. Enrollment in this course is limited to the first 1,000 participants who sign up through the ORAU Portal. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please only sign up for this educational opportunity if you will be able to participate fully.

Learners will watch 6-7 videos (average video duration: 45-60 minutes) online during the first 7 days of the course. These videos will cover the basics of NGS data, preprocessing, quality control and alignment strategies for both DNA-Seq and RNA-Seq, as well as a brief discussion of downstream analysis. Additionally, we will demonstrate how to leverage BLAST tools for NGS analysis.

Information on this workshop. /da

Free Integrative Medicine CME and CEU for Physicians, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is offering free, comprehensive videolectures about research in complementary health approaches. Topics range from mind-body pain therapies to acupuncture. These online videolectures provide an in-depth perspective on the current state of science, as related to complementary medicine.

This series was designed for physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals interested in research and learning about complementary medicine. Researchers, students, and members of the public are also welcome to view the online lectures and learn about NCCAM’s research.

Health professionals are eligible to receive continuing education credits (CME and CEU) and a certificate of completion at no cost./da

SLA Webinar: Disaster Preparedness and Response: Cross-collaboration


Save the Date

On Thursday, October 22, SLA will present a FREE one-hour Webinar that addresses this and related issues. The Webinar, “Disaster Preparedness and Response: Cross-collaboration – we are all in this together,” will be led by Christine Hagar, who will draw on her current work in crisis informatics, including her research as to how public libraries can be more involved in community-wide disaster planning.

Dr. Hagar is an assistant professor in the School of Library & Information Science at San Jose State University. Her primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of crisis information management.

Dr. Hagar has worked in public and academic libraries in the United States and the United Kingdom in a variety of positions. She has served as head of library development for INASP, an international non-government development organization, and held lecturer positions at the International Centre for Information Management Systems and Services (Poland) and the Department of Information Studies at Northumbria University (U.K.). She has played a prominent role in organizing panels and presenting at the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Conferences. Dr. Hagar is a member of the UK’s Disaster & Development Network.

Login information was not yet provided but will be posted in MCR News when available.

You may contact them for more information:

Tahirih Fusscas

Chair, Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Advisory Council

Special Libraries Association


Updated Login Information for DIMRC Webinar: “Stress and the Relaxation Response”

Updated log in for Thursday’s (October 8th)  call:

To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, October 8, click  Here

Meeting Number:  627 830 517

Meeting Password: 1234

First time users of WebEx may be required to install WebEx client software.


DOCLINE: Version 5.2 to be Released on October 14th

DOCLINE Users and all interested,  DOCLINE 5.2 is to be released on October 14, 2015.  Find the release notes and more information here .   Questions may be sent here .    [jh]

HHS Resources System to Improve Disaster Preparedness

From the BHIC blog:

“Health and emergency preparedness professionals now have access to the nation’s first and most comprehensive system of resources designed specifically to help communities better prepare for and manage the health impacts of disasters.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) features resource materials, a help line, just-in-time suggestions and tools to share information gleaned from real-life experiences in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters.”