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Archive for November, 2009

NCBI: Homepage Has a New Look

Friday, November 20th, 2009

In addition to the Redesign for PubMed there is also a new look to the NCBI homepage. It is currently available as a preview site. Check it out: http://preview.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/guide/
This new page has organized the NCBI resources into categories. The new homepage also contains a How To section in the center of the page, similar to a FAQ, linking to detailed steps that answer the question. Wondering what resources relate to Genetics & Medicine? It is easy to find them from this new page. Feedback is appreciated and encouraged.
All NCBI pages, including PubMed, will have a new footer that will provide several links in categories such as Getting Started, Resources, Popular and Featured.

Remember you can be kept up to date with NCBI activities and resources by reading the NCBI News that comes out monthly or subscribing to one of the e-mail lists http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Sitemap/Summary/email_lists.html or RSS feeds http://preview.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/feed/

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NIH News in Health – November Issue

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Check out the November issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

This edition features articles about:

  • coping with grief / when a loved one dies
  • breathing problems / learn to recognize the symptoms of COPD
  • cocaine vaccine shows promise
  • caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • talking glossary of genetic terms

To request print copies free of charge for your library, doctor’s office or institution, please email or call 301-435-7489 for more information. Or, print the PDF.

To recommend topics for upcoming issues or share how you use the newsletter, visit the NIH News in Health Facebook wall.

MedlinePlus Salud Fall Edition

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

From MedlinePlus NWS listserv

Since we know you are interested in MedlinePlus health information, we wanted to let you know that the
latest issue of our magazine NIH MedlinePlus Salud is now available.

Written in both English and Spanish, Salud was created to address the specific health needs of the growing Hispanic population in the U.S. In every issue of Salud you’ll find information you can use to keep you and your family healthy, including links to MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español, NLM’s consumer health web sites.

If you would like to receive an email whenever a new issue is published, subscribe here.

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia – Patient Instructions

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

From NLM e-clips

MedlinePlus has released a new version of the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia that includes approximately 400 new Patient Instruction pages, covering pre-operative information and instructions, discharge instructions, self-care instructions and questions to ask your doctor.

The Patient Instruction pages are available in both English and Spanish, and you will be able to find them in the MedlinePlus search engine and A-Z index pages for the encyclopedia. Additionally, you will see links to related Patient Instructions in the sidebar of many encyclopedia articles.

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