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Archive for March, 2012

Fresh Face for NIH Senior Health Site

Monday, March 26th, 2012

NIH Senior Health, the National Library of Medicine’s premier site for older adults and caregivers has a fresh look just in time for spring. The redesigned site will include longer pages, more menu choices, and a search feature – all presented in an inviting, colorful, and still easy-to-use format. The updated look reflects input from visitors to the website as well as testing with older adults. [da]

Join the conversations on the NN/LM MCR Facebook Page

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The NN/LM MCR staff is sharing daily posts on the latest in health information access on the NN/LM MCR Facebook Page. Come check it out and join in the conversation. Share what you think about these posts and how they may impact you.

What you missed on MCR Twitter

Monday, March 26th, 2012

These are some of the MCR Twitter topics you missed if you don’t follow us on Twitter

  • Leonard Nimoy turns 81 today. LLAP. Learn more about healthy aging @  
  • The Visible Human Project is a digital image library to support clinical medicine and biomedical research.
  • Best practices for patient engagement
  • 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors
  • The reality: use of mobile devices by consumers in healthcare delivery-3words…ubiquitous disruptive innovation
  • How mobile devices and health apps are being used at the clinic – Free report
  • Where you live affects the type of health care you’re going to get
  • CDC Launches Tobacco Education Campaign
  • 7 medical phone peripherals you should know
  • Chris Gullo’s of MobiHealthNews, Top10 iPhone medical apps for 2011
  • New environmental health water pollutions resources
  • Confused by genetic tests? NIH’s new online tool may help
  • When the question is the answer: Improving patient / provider communication 
  • Norway’s Telenor & The Boston Consulting Group, of the current worldwide 500 mobile health projects, here are the best
  • Wireless pedometer “sneaker chips” program expands connected fitness program @ Boston schools. Fun challenges for kids
  • MedlinePlus  has a download of “Understanding Medical Words: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine”
  • The wait is over-Stage 2 Meaningful Use Proposal now out
  • Docs score high with low wait times
  • High 5 for clean hands
  • Improving Children’s Health… HRSA & EPA are hosting a FREE webinar series on the 2nd Thursday of every month

Be the ONE for Health Information Literacy

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Be the ONE at your institution who can assist others to make health materials more readable. The NN/LM MidContinental Region is offering a copy of Health Literacy Advisor to Network members (full and affiliate). Health Literacy Advisor is a software program that enhances Microsoft Word to help edit health materials for different reading levels. For more information and to fill out the easy application form go to the MCR’s Funding web page
Don’t miss out on being the ONE! /ch

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -March 28, 2012 -Minority Health Resources

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

EDUCATION:  Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Minority Resources -March 28, 2012 -1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time:  Working with minority populations?  Ever wish there were resources that were specific to a minority population?  This Spotlight! session will highlight minority health resources so you can use tools tailored for minority health needs.   Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online at

URL: Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to (mm)

Emergency Planning-Free Webinar on March 30th

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Dan Wilson, Coordinator, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative will present “10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning” This webinar is FREE and is a step-by-step approach to how a library can continue to provide its core resources and services to patrons in the event of a disaster or any kind of service disruption. Ideal for any kind of library.

Time: 1:00 pm MT, 2:00 pm CT


Equipment: Computer, Internet connection and phone.
Just login as a “Guest” to enter the room. The system should automatically call your phone. Captioning will be provided.

Contact: Jim Honour, or call 1-800-338-7657 opts. 1,2, 8 (within the region.) [jh]

Opportunity from Your RML. Not to be Passed UP!

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Health Literacy Advisor, a software program, enhances Microsoft Word to help edit health materials for different reading levels. The NN/LM MidContinental Region will be making a copy available to Network members (full and affiliate). Check out what this product can do.

Stay tuned for instructions on getting your copy! /ch

Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. March 21, 2012 10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Updates from : 1) Jim Honour, Wyoming and Membership Coordinator, who will talk about “MCR OLIO”    AND  2) John Bramble, Technology Coordinator – to support the recent launch of the iTest iPad project, will introduce guest Peter Jones, Public Services Associate for the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.  According to John Bramble, “Peter is a high level iPad expert and aficionado and would be fantastic at sharing his knowledge on iPads …”  Peter’s other interests include educational technology, online delivery of library services and the use of mobile technology in medical education. Peter will review some of his favorite productive and medical apps.

URL: Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided a few minutes before the hour. Questions to (mm)

E-Science webinar recording from Feb. 29 is now available

Monday, March 19th, 2012

If you were unable to attend the followup discussion on February 29 about Bart Ragon’s presentation on E-Science or just want to revisit it, you can now listen to the recorded session. It is available at (bk)

NLM has decided to end its support for ToxSeek

Monday, March 19th, 2012

For ten years the National Library of Medicine has supported ToxSeek, a research project involving natural language processing and semantic technology.

This federated-search engine helped users to search across diverse biomedical and environmental health resources and provided a method for locating information resources on topics related to toxicology and environmental health.

Since there are now several comparable alternatives for users needing a federated search, such as (, NLM will realign the resources to support other mission-critical programs.

ToxSeek will not be available after March 23th, 2012.

Please direct any questions to