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Archive for September, 2007

MCH Library Releases New Mental Health Knowledge Paths

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

The Maternal and Child Health Library released a new knowledge path, Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Children and Adolescents. This electronic guide presents resources by age group (infants and young children, school-age children, adolescents) and on topics such as developmental stages; factors that impact social and emotional development; policies and programs to promote social and emotional well-being in homes and community settings; and strategies for integrating health, development, and education services. Separate sections identify resources for families and schools. The knowledge path is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_Mental_Healthy.html.

The MCH Library also developed a new knowledge path about mental problems and disorders in children and adolescents. This knowledge path is designed as a companion to the Healthy Social and Emotional Development path and is available on our Web site at:
http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_Mental_Conditions.html.

Year 02 Information Access Improvement Project Awards Announced

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Congratulations to the following four Network members who have been awarded NN/LM SCR Information Access Improvement Projects (IAIP) in Year 02:

  • Cavanaugh Treatment Center, Bossier City LA (partnering institution: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Library, Shreveport LA): Making the Consumer Health Connection with the Cavanaugh Treatment Center
  • Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles LA: LCMH Internet Access Expansion Project
  • Philadelphia Center, Shreveport LA (partnering institution: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Library, Shreveport LA): Making the Consumer Health Connection with the Philadelphia Center
  • Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Ponca City OK: Ponca Tribal Access Library Outreach

The purpose of the IAIP Award is to provide an opportunity to Network members interested in improving access to Internet-based health information including NLM products and services.

Copyright Workshop

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

The Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston TX will host a continuing education course from the Society of American Archivists: Copyright: The Archivist and the Law, November 5 – 6, 2007, 9:00AM-5:00PM.

This course will be taught by William J. Maher, University Archivist and Professor University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Additional details about the course and registration information can be found at: http://www.archivists.org/prof-education/workshop-detail.asp?id=2316

Early bird registration ends October 6, 2007.

Tox Town Has a New Look

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Tox Town’s website (http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/) has a fresh, updated look. This version features a new home page and a header and footer across all pages.

The text version and Spanish version pages also have been updated. The menu for each of these text pages is on the left side of the page. The content remains the same. Examples: Acetone (http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals.php?id=1) and Acetona (http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/espanol/chemicals.php?id=32 ).

September Issue of NIH News in Health Available

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

The September 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 at http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/. In this issue:

Feature Stories:

* Is Baby Babbling on Schedule? — Milestones in Speech and Language
* Spotting Autism Spectrum Disorders — Early Detection Important for Outcome

Health Capsules:

* Can You Listen to Two Things at Once?
* Mourning the Death of a Spouse

Featured Website:

* Cancer Risk: Understanding the Puzzle

A limited number of print copies for display in libraries is available free of charge. For print copies, contact Harrison Wein, weinh@od.nih.gov or 301-435-7489.

New Report Indicates Changes in How Americans Get Their Information about Health

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Among a growing number of Americans seeking general health information and information about cancer, the Internet remains a frequent first source, even though the public’s trust in online material about health has declined, reports a government study. At the same time, consumers voiced greater confidence in information received from healthcare professionals. The report, Cancer Communication: Health Information National Trends Survey 2003 and 2005, is based on data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), a survey done every other year and sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. (more…)

NN/LM SCR DOCLINE Class in Houston, Texas

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

The NN/LM SCR will be offering Getting the Best from DOCLINE 3 at the Houston Academy of Medicine–Texas Medical Center Library on October 10, 8:30am – 12:30pm.

Course Description: Attendees will learn how to use the features of DOCLINE effectively. Instruction will include how to properly input and maintain their institution’s record and serial holdings, search for and request materials, and fill other libraries requests. Additional topics include DOCLINE upgrades, reports, Loansome Doc and EFTS.

Upon successful completion of the class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA).

To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

These classes are free and open to anyone.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Bulow at karen.bulow@exch.library.tmc.edu or 1-800-338-7657.

NN/LM SCR DOCLINE and PubMed Classes at Alexandria LA

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

The NN/LM SCR will be offering Getting the Best from DOCLINE 3 at the Alexandria VA Medical Center 8:00am – 11:00am on September 27.

Course Description: Attendees will learn how to use the features of DOCLINE effectively. Instruction will include how to properly input and maintain their institution’s record and serial holdings, search for and request materials, and fill other libraries requests. Additional topics include DOCLINE upgrades, reports, Loansome Doc and EFTS.

Upon successful completion of the class, each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA).

The NN/LM SCR will also be offering Keeping Up with PubMed at the Alexandria VA Medical Center from 12:30pm – 4:30pm on September 27.

Course Description: With a hands-on approach, this class will show attendees how to use the features of PubMed effectively. Attendees will be able to describe the contents of PubMed; formulate basic search strategies; display, print, and save results in various formats; revise and refine searches; and use special features such as Related Articles, Link to journals, Citation Matcher, and Clinical Queries. The instructor will demonstrate online searches and students, at computers connected to the Internet, will be invited to follow along. Time for individual practice will be provided.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

These classes are free and open to anyone.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Bulow at karen.bulow@exch.library.tmc.edu or 1-800-338-7657.

New NN/LM SCR DOCLINE Class

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

The NN/LM SCR will be offering a new class, Getting the Best from DOCLINE 3.

Course Description: Attendees will learn how to use the features of DOCLINE effectively. Instruction will include how to properly input and maintain their institution’s record and serial holdings, search for and request materials, and fill other libraries requests. Additional topics include DOCLINE upgrades, reports, Loansome Doc and EFTS.

If you are interested in hosting this class and have computer facilities available for the class, please contact me at 1-800-338-7657 or via email at: karen.bulow@exch.library.tmc.edu

National Institute on Aging Offers New Spanish-Language Website

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Accurate, up-to-date information on health issues affecting Hispanic seniors is now available online in Spanish from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The user-friendly website has information on a range of health topics, including diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes. Helpful tips on choosing a doctor and maintaining a healthy lifestyle also are available at http://www.nia.nih.gov/Espanol.

The website offers free publications in Spanish, as well as links to other health-related, Spanish-language websites such as Medicare and MedlinePlus. Publications include “La enfermedad de Alzheimer: Desentrañando el misterio, El ejercicio y su salud, Accidente cerebrovascular, Conversando con su médico and Cuidado a largo plazo”. These materials have been carefully adapted into Spanish and reviewed by Hispanic seniors.

Making health information available to minority elders is a vital part of NIA’s outreach to older adults. The older population in the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of older Hispanic adults in the United States is expected to increase from 6 percent in 2003 to 11 percent by 2030.