Archive for the ‘Consumer Health’ Category
Monday, September 28th, 2015
The National Library of Medicine’s web portal for HIV/AIDS information has been redesigned and given a new name. The new website, AIDSource, offers access to a comprehensive collection of HIV/AIDS-related information resources that are reviewed and selected by expert information specialists and librarians.
Visitors to AIDSource will now be able to view the website content on their mobile device. The website is now automatically optimized for display across all device types, including desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. In addition to responsive design, the new AIDSource design also includes the following new features:
- Addition of a slider feature that highlights resources of interest
- Addition of images for topics
- Improvements in website navigation, including a menu on all pages of the website that provides access to all topic areas
The mission of AIDSource is to serve as a reliable source for access to HIV/AIDS-related information from federal and non-federal sources. Resources included on the AIDSource website are organized by both topic of interest and audience, and information is available in English and Spanish.
NLM welcomes your feedback on the AIDSource website. Please send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 21st, 2015
COURSE: Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine
This 8 credit hour CE course will introduce basic concepts in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), issues about research into CAM therapies, evaluating CAM information, recommended websites, and researching evidence about CAM therapies.
Dana Abbey, MLS, NN/LM MCR and Adela Justice, MSLS, NN/LM SCR
This course is self-paced; there are no set class hours for you to attend. The course is divided into 6 weekly units, beginning October 26, 2015 and ending December 4, 2015. Time commitment: plan on an average of 30 to 90 minutes per week.
CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION or MLA CE CREDIT:
This course has been certified for 8 contact hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. If you are taking this course for MLA CE, there are specific requirements to satisfy the 8-hour instruction requirement. This course is also approved for Level I or Level II CHIS – the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA. Learn more about the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) program.
REGISTRATION: Space is limited, so register soon.
COST: No charge.
QUESTIONS: Contact Dana or Adela.
Friday, August 28th, 2015
The 2015 theme of National Preparedness Month is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Here are some recommended resources:
Friday, August 14th, 2015
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. To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark http://health.nih.gov:
Positive Emotions and Your Health
Developing a Brighter Outlook
A growing body of research suggests that having a positive mental outlook might benefit your physical health. Read more about positive emotions and your health.
All About ALS
Understanding a Devastating Disorder
ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a deadly condition that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling muscles, such those as in the arms, legs, and face. Scientists are working to gain new insights into ALS. Read more about ALS.
Increases in Problem Drinking
Join the Fight Against Superbugs
Featured Website: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
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Visit our Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or let us know what you find helpful about the newsletter. We’d like to hear from you!
Please pass the word on to your colleagues about 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 301-402-7337 for more information.
Monday, August 3rd, 2015
“It’s hard to imagine a world without Medicare and Medicaid.” – Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell
Medicare/Medicaid today cover 1 in 3 Americans. July 30, 2015 marked 50 years of the programs. Learn more:
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
The City neighborhood is the newest neighborhood in Tox Town to update its graphics. The City neighborhood, joined previously by the Town and Southwest scenes, is now in HTML 5 and has a new photorealistic look. All of the location and chemical information is the same, but the new graphics allow users to better identify with real-life city locations. Tox Town can be accessed on a variety of personal electronic devices, including iPad, iPad minis, and other tablets.
Regardless of where you live, you will definitely want to visit the updated City neighborhood and learn about possible environmental health risks in a typical city.
(Oooh–that Dentist sound effect though!)
Monday, July 13th, 2015
MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s premiere consumer health website, recently underwent some exciting changes. Join us for our July SCR CONNECTions webinar with NN/LM SCR’s Consumer Health Coordinator, Adela Justice, and learn about these improvements that will benefit health consumers and the librarians who serve them.
Date: Weds., July 15, 2015
Time: 10:30am-11:30am CT
How: Go to https://webmeeting.nih.gov/scr (link is external), on the log in screen, choose “Enter as a Guest” and type in your name. Once logged into the room the system will prompt guest to connect to the audio. If this system does not work for you, a call-in number will be provided in the room.
Monday, June 22nd, 2015
The subcategories on MedlinePlus’s Health Topics pages will show improved changes beginning tomorrow, June 23, 2015. MedlinePlus staff found through usability testing that the large number of current subcategories on these pages can be overwhelming and that some of the distinctions between subcategories might not be clear to users.
Another update will be to add a new subcategory for “Girls” and “Boys” under the Children categories.
An example of the new streamlined version is the Asthma in Children page below (click for larger view):
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Check out the June issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark http://health.nih.gov:
HIV and AIDS: Know the Facts
Treatments Work, but Prevention Is Key
Today, people infected with HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—can live full, healthy lives, in large part because of medicines and other discoveries made with NIH support. Read more about HIV prevention and treatment.
Talking With Your Doctor
Make the Most of Your Appointment
Clear and honest communication between you and your physician can help you both make smart choices about your health. Read more about talking with your doctor.
Mapping Language Problems in the Brain
Healthy and Fun Family Recipes
Featured Website: NIH’s National Cancer Institute
|Click here to download a PDF version for printing.Visit our Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or let us know what you find helpful about the newsletter. We’d like to hear from you!Please pass the word on to your colleagues about 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 301-402-7337 for more information.
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year (some statistics cite closer to 1 in 4 adults). May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so this is a great opportunity to open dialogue and share toolkits and other resources. There are several excellent websites devoted to the topic of Mental Health and related issues.
Also, May 4-10, 2015 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.