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Archive for January, 2009

Connecting with the NER Series: Maintaining Your DOCLINE Routing Table

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Free Online Distance Education Opportunity

Stay up to date professionally without leaving your desk! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region (NN/LM NER), offers free distant education classes on health information topics.

Each session is held via teleconference and has an online component via Adobe Connect. All you need to participate is a phone near a computer with Internet access.


Maintaining Your DOCLINE Routing Table

Presenter: Mark Goldstein

Date: January 28, 2009

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Concept: To give DOCLINE participants a chance to receive a quick review on how to maintain their routing table, as well as share in the benefit of the Q&A format.

Description:

Highlights will include a review of the basics:

Match program’s Boolean logic
Time triggers (1+3)
Randomization and the absence of load balancing
Free-vs-Fee zones
RT Guidelines for NER members
RT Authorization process for the RML
Searching for viable lenders:
DOCLINE Report 1-7
Using the SearchBuilder Facility
Seasonal recommendations for update/review
Registration:

Registration is free and on a first come, first serve basis.

To register, please contact Martha Pearson at martha.pearson@umassmed.edu. Details of how to access the teleconference and Adobe Connect session will be forwarded at registration.

New NLM page on Public Health Preparedness for Mass Gatherings

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Planning for the health and safety of those attending mass gatherings is an enormous challenge for local officials. Mass gatherings are defined as those attracting more than 1,000 participants and include events like the Olympics, Super Bowl, religious services conducted by the Pope, state funerals, and presidential inaugurations. Public health concerns range from ensuring adequate drinking water, food safety, first aid, and toilet facilities to planning for the extremes of possible major accidents, dangerous weather and even terrorist threats.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has compiled a Web page of links to information on the public health aspects of planning for all kinds of mass gatherings, http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/massgatherings.html. These resources include a search of PubMed for medical journal article citations as well as documents from government and other sources. Topics include preparedness for large numbers of casualties and management of disease outbreaks.

The upcoming 2009 Presidential Inauguration is an excellent example of a mass gathering requiring extensive planning. Washington DC-area TV, radio, newspapers and their Internet sites are the best sources for learning about local health services, emergency, and hospital planning for the inauguration.

Health tips for those attending inauguration weekend outdoor activities are available from the US Department of Health and Human Services at http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/01/20090112a.html.

For more information on the Disaster Information Management Research Center at NLM, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/.

Women’s Health Forum: Getting Healthy, Staying Healthy: Knowledge is Everything

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The Massachusetts Health Council presents a Women’s Health Forum, “Getting Healthy, Staying Healthy: Knowledge is Everything”

Friday March 20, 2009
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA

Speakers will include Dr. Cynthia Geyer, Medical Director from Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Dr. Mallika Marshall of WBZ-TV and Marjorie Clapprood of WRKO Radio.

The conference will include challenging issues in women’s health: Breast and Cervical Cancer, Domestic Violence, Heart Disease, Reproductive and Sexual Health 30–70, Healthy Aging, Maintaining a Healthy Weight, Managing Stress, Access and Disparities.

Program details are available at http://www.mahealthcouncil.org/2009Women-Invitation.pdf.

Register online at http://www.mahealthcouncil.org/registration-ckcc.htm.

NN/LM NER will be exhibiting at this conference.

NIH News In Health / January Issue

Monday, January 12th, 2009

The January issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now online. In this edition:

  • When the Weather Gets Cold, Winter Health Problems
  • Understanding Human Behavior, Using Computers to Improve our Health
  • Health Capsules

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.

Please pass the word on to your colleagues about The NIH News in Health.  We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics.  Just email us or call 301-435-7489 for more information.

Harrison Wein, Ph.D., Writer/Editor
National Institutes of Health

Office of the Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison

Bldg. 31, Rm. 5B64A, MSC 2094
Bethesda, MD 20892-2094

Phone:  301-435-7489

Fax:  301-480-4026

E-mail:  weinh@od.nih.gov

The NIH News in Health: http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/

NIH Research Matters (eColumn): http://www.nih.gov/news/research_matters


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