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Archive for February, 2011

NIH News in Health – February Issue

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Check out the February 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:

  • acupuncture
  • stuttering
  • tinnitus
  • family meals

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.

TedTalk – It’s time to redesign medical data

Friday, February 4th, 2011

I like to watch the TedTalk’s for my dose of weekly inspiration.  TED is a small nonprofit group promoting Ideas Worth Spreading.  Originally, it started out as a conference focused on Technology, Education and Design.  The talks now also explore business, science, culture, the arts, and global issues. 

This recently released TedTalk by Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor or WIRED, teaches you about the potential of personalized medicine.  He wraps up with questions every patient should ask your doctor:

  •  Can I have my results?
  • What does this mean?
  • What choices are on the table? 
  • What’s next?

I highly recommend watching this insightful talk at:

http://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_goetz_it_s_time_to_redesign_medical_data.html

TOXNET Webinar with NLM Guest Speaker

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

TOXNET: Your Source for Toxicology and Environmental Health Information

Improve your search skills on TOXNET, the National Library of Medicine’s databases on toxicology, environmental health, hazardous chemicals and toxic releases.  The NER is pleased to bring you guest speaker, Shannon Jordan, MPH and Chemist, from the National Library of Medicine.  This one hour webinar will increase your confidence, skill and knowledge to search TOXNET.  The program will cover TOXNET technical databases including:  ChemIDPlus, HSDB, TOXLINE, CCRIS, DART, GENETOX, IRIS, ITER.

Date:  Feb 10, 2011 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Register at:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TOXNETWebinar

Hosted by Michelle Eberle

LibGuides Demonstration Postponed

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Due to the snow storm hitting our region, the LibGuides Demonstration Webinar has been changed from tomorrow (Feb 2) to Wednesday February 16.

Wednesday, Feb 16 (1 hr) NEW DATE
10:00am – 11:00am ( with a half hour after for Q & A)

LibGuides Demonstration with Sally Gore
Sponsored by MAHSLIN

Libguides is a web2.0 application designed to help you create research and course guides for your patrons, as well as create full library websites.

Join Sally Gore as she takes you through a quick tour of LibGuides, showing examples from hospitals, academic libraries, groups, and special interests. This webinar is sponsored by MAHSLIN

To Register:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NER-LibGuidesDemo

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