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NIH News in Health, August Issue

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Check out the August issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.  This month includes news about recognizing life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke, surviving sepsis, and mind/body therapy for fibromyalgia.

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.  You can order a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries of clinics.  Just email or call (301) 402-7337 for more information.

Sewell Stipend to Attend the APHA Annual Meeting 2014 Call for Applicants

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund aims to increase librarians’ effectiveness at providing reliable/relevant information to health care professionals in the fields of public health and pharmacy. To achieve this purpose, the Fund awards reimbursement funds to librarians and other information professionals to defray association membership/registration/travel and per diem expenses of attending and/or participating in activities of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

This year’s APHA meeting will take place in New Orleans, LA from November 15-19, 2014. Its theme is Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being.

Information on how to apply is available from the Public Health/Health Administration (PH/HA) section of MLA at http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/2014/sewell-stipend-to-attend-the-apha-annual-meeting-2014-call-for-applicants/.

Webinar recordings

Friday, May 30th, 2014

We received a couple inquires about recordings of the webinars we recently forwarded on behalf of SAMHSA and Maximus.

Here are the links to the webinar recordings:

SAMHSA webinar recordings:  http://www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/teleconferences/archive/default.aspx

Maximus Webinars Recordings from the “Communication Tune Up” Series:
http://www.maximus.com/webinars

  • This series of free webinars, a follow-up to the successful “Design That Delivers” series, will focus on strategies for clear and effective print, digital and mobile communication. Experts from the Center for Health Literacy will share tips to make complicated information easier to read and understand. Each one-hour webinar will include a discussion forum for questions and answers.

Also, please note that recordings of National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region webinars are available at: http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/distancelearning.html

New and Improved TOXMAP

Monday, May 19th, 2014

The NLM Specialized Information Services recently released a new TOXMAP website.  The new TOXMAP links to the beta version of the new Flash-based TOXMAP, and to the previous version of TOXMAP, renamed TOXMAP classic.  It also has a refreshed FAQ, News, Glossary, and video tutorials.

TOXMAP is a National Library of Medicine website that uses maps of the United States to show locations and information of toxic chemicals released by industrial facilities and declared hazardous waste sites.  The data is from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund Program.  The maps can display demographic overlays such as population density, racial/ethnic groups, age groups, income data, and health data (cancer and disease mortality).

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