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Portrait Unveiled of Former NLM Director Lindberg

Friday, February 12th, 2016

On February 10, the National Library of Medicine was the scene of a special unveiling ceremony for a portrait of former NLM Director Dr. Donald Lindberg and his wife, Mary. Dr. Lindberg retired in 2015 after over 30 years of service as NLM Director. An article and photos of the ceremony was published in NLM In Focus./ch

Breezing Along with the RML – February 17, 2016

Friday, February 5th, 2016

February 17, 2016 – 10:00 am MT/ 11:00 am CT
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This month, Breezing Along with the RML is focused on technologies!

  • Is 3D printing the latest fad or a vital new library service? Come find out as Alicia Lillich shares what 3D printing is, how it works, and how it can be utilized in health science libraries.
  • Are you looking for new tools to help you manage your projects? John Bramble and Annette Parde-Maass will share a few of their favorite project management software, including Trello, Asana, and Outlook.

Registration is not required. For login instructions, visit: Captioning will be provided, and the session will be recorded and posted to our website. Send questions to

MedlinePlus New Topic: Zika Virus

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine has added Zika virus to MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus contains information written for the lay person. The topic has also been added to MedlinePlus en español. /ch

Mind and Body Approaches to Stress

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The NCCIH Clinical Digest for January 2016 has evidence-based information on mind and body approaches to stress. In this post, learn about the effectiveness of relaxation techniques, yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation and mindfulness. /da

New Guidelines Make it Easier for You to Access Medical Records

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

New guidelines issued last month make access to your medical records easier. You no longer need to state a reason for requesting your records, and you may request that the records be sent via mail or email. Providers must provide copies within 30 days of request. You cannot be denied access, even if you have unpaid medical bills. In a few very rare cases, providers may deny request.

Information for consumers; information for health professionals. /da

PubMed Central: Resource with Free Full Text

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)  with 3.7 million articles archived in its repository.

PMC is a repository for journal literature deposited by participating journals, as well as for author manuscripts that have been submitted in compliance with the public access policies of participating research funding agencies.  Use keyword or advanced search functions with limits  to find articles.  [jh]

Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar

Monday, February 1st, 2016

From DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email discussion list:

WHEN:  Thursday, February 11, 2015 at 1:30 PM ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC:  “From West Africa to Omaha: Research on Ebola and Other Emerging Pathogens”

This presentation will focus on the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s research on Ebola conducted within the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. The speakers will review preparations by the biocontainment unit team as well as the IRB, which positioned them to be prepared not only to care for patients with Ebola, but to initiate and conduct research in a rapid and collaborative manner. A review of the development of the biocontainment unit as well as the development of the rapid response IRB will provide the background for a discussion on ways to efficiently and effectively conduct clinical research in the context of emerging pathogens.


Christopher Kratochvil, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Vice President for Research, Nebraska Medicine

Bruce Gordon, M.D., Executive Chairman, IRBs, UNMC, Professor, Pediatrics, UNMC

Login information for this webinar  and archived sessions may be found here


February Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The February 2016 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. This month learn about new technologies to help surgeons discern between healthy tissue and cancerous tumors, and understand the complexities of diagnosing fibromyalgia. /da

NLM Resource Guides on Recent Public Health Incidents

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus. Two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated. Links to these lists are included below and also can be found on the NLM Disaster Health home page.

These resource lists link to a variety of sources such as:

  • Local, state, federal and international agencies and organizations
  • Database searches for the health information issues around the incidents
  • Social media resources for situational awareness

To keep up-to-date on these and other Disaster Health resources, please sign-up for email updates.


Zika MeSH Terms

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

From NLM:

MeSH now includes two new terms: Zika Virus and Zika Virus Infection. For previously published articles you should still search for these concepts as text words./ch