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Pillbox Presentation in Google Hangout

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The National Library of Medicine’s Pillbox, is the focus of this Google Hangout ONC Innovation Engagement series. Hear from the developers about their journey from idea to database! The Pillbox website aids in the identification of unknown pills (oral solid dosage form medications). It combines images of pills with appearance and other information to enable users to visually search for and identify oral solid dosage form medications./da

Ebola Outbreak: Managing Health Information Resources

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

If you missed the live event, or want to rewatch or access materials, see the links below.

The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak has resulted in an explosion of information on many aspects of managing the disease from a clinical and public health perspective. Cindy Love, specialist in public health information management with the National Library of Medicine, discussed the nature of information flow during an infectious disease outbreak, with a special focus on Ebola-related resources from the National Library of Medicine./da

Webinar recording
Page of links to Ebola information resources (Word 2010)

Presentation Slides – PowerPoint version 2010
Ebola Outbreak West Africa: Information Resources (6.8MB)

New MedlinePlus Mobile sites in English and Spanish

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Today, MedlinePlus released new versions of the MedlinePlus Mobile sites in English and Spanish. The mobile site URLs are and

Like the original versions of the mobile sites, the redesigned sites are optimized for mobile phones and tablets.  Unlike the original mobile sites that contained only a subset of the information available on MedlinePlus, the new sites have all of the content found on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español.  They also have an improved design for easier use on mobile devices.

The key features of the redesigned mobile sites are:

  • Access to all the content available on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español
  • Improved navigation using “Menu” and “Search” menus to access search and major areas of the sites
  • Enhanced page navigation with the ability to open and close sections within pages
  • Updated look and feel with a refreshed design

This new version of MedlinePlus Mobile is the first step in redesigning MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español to behave responsively.  Responsively designed Web sites automatically change their layouts to fit the screen of the device on which they are viewed, whether that is a desktop monitor or a mobile touchscreen.

In 2015, the MedlinePlus team will release a fully responsive version of MedlinePlus to provide a consistent user experience from the desktop, tablet, or phone. This will remove the need for a separate mobile site. Users will then have one destination for MedlinePlus ( when using any device.

Until then, try out this first offering of MedlinePlus’s responsive design on your smartphone at and  Send us your feedback and comments about the new site via the Contact Us link that appears on every page.

From the OERC: CDC Program Evaluation Resources

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The OERC has posted a link to the CDC’s Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self Study Guide on their blog (

From their post:

“Examples of public and community health programs that can be considered for program evaluation include direct service interventions, community-based mobilization efforts, research initiatives into issues such as health disparities, advocacy work, and training programs. The guide is available online or as a PDF download that consists of a six step process (from Engaging Stakeholders to Ensure Use of Evaluation Findings), a helpful Glossary of program evaluation terminology, and Resources for additional publications, toolkits and more to support public and community health program evaluation work.

A related CDC guide (A Framework for Program Evaluation) is one of several resources we at the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) feature in the Evaluation Planning section of our Tools and Resources for Evaluation Page at” – bk

October Issue of NIH News in Health is Now Available

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The October 2014 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. Learn how sugars and sweeteners affect your health; know how to determine whether you or a family member has a cold, flu or allergy; and, read about genetic clues to the recent Ebola outbreak./da

Consumer Guide for Medicare & Medicaid Services in English and Spanish

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

From Coverage to Care (C2C) is an initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to help people with new health coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them. C2C resources in Spanish are now available to download and print./da

EDUCATION: Save the Dates …

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 1:00MT/2:00 CT 

Discover NLM Resources and More:  Roadmap for Navigating Drug Information – Join Barb Jones for a tour of NLM drug information resources.  We will visit the more well-known landmark sites that direct us to specific drug information as well as the less well recognized sites with necessary but harder to find information.  Links to foreign sites will be identified as well as sites that provide information on drug and medical procedure costs.  We will also discuss what resources are available on mobile devices.  This session would be appropriate for Health Science Librarian, Public Librarians,  School and Community College Librarians.

Wednesday, November 19- 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – Using Results of the Marshall Study – Advocating for your Library

Wednesday, November 26 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  – Pet Health/Healthy People

Join us at:   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.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.  One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information.  Questions to


Carcinogenic Potency Database (CPDB)

Monday, October 6th, 2014

benzene_exampleThe Carcinogenic Potency Database (CPDB) – part of the TOXNET suite of resources –  reports analyses of animal cancer tests used in support of cancer risk assessments for humans. It includes 6,540 chronic, long-term animal canter tests, with coverage from 1980-2011. [da]

National Library of Medicine Now Part of The Commons on Flickr

Monday, October 6th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce its partnership with Flickr as a new member of The Commons.  Public domain images from the History of Medicine Division’s historical collections are now accessible through The Commons on Flickr via a photostream, where visitors are encouraged to contribute information about images by adding comments and tags. Among the hundreds of images available are book illustrations, photographs, fine art work, ephemera, and posters, including the 1918 World War I Red Cross nurse recruitment poster featured above. Visitors will also find albums (collections of images) including selections from the book Hidden Treasure, patent medicine trade cards, and AIDS posters.  See photostream at: (mm)

Webinar – Ebola Outbreak: Managing Health Information Resources

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak has resulted in an explosion of information on many aspects of managing the disease from a clinical and public health perspective. Cindy Love, specialist in public health information management with the National Library of Medicine, will discuss the nature of information flow during an infectious disease outbreak, with a special focus on Ebola-related resources from the National Library of Medicine. MLA CE credit is available.

  • When: Thursday, October 9 at 11:30 MT,  12:30 CT
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