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MedlinePlus Releases New Responsive Web Design

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Today, MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov/) and MedlinePlus en español (http://medlineplus.gov/spanish/) released a completely redesigned site with a fresh look and feel.

The new version of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español uses responsive design for ease of use on any device, whether that is a desktop monitor or mobile touchscreen.  Responsive pages automatically change their layout to fit your screen.  See our announcement page for more details.

Because this latest release enables all users to access a layout of MedlinePlus.gov optimized for their device, there is no longer a need for the separate mobile (m.medlineplus.gov) sites.  These sites are now retired; visitors to them will be redirected to the new version of MedlinePlus.gov.

We invite you to try out MedlinePlus’s full responsive design on your smartphone, tablet or desktop at http://medlineplus.gov/ and http://medlineplus.gov/spanish/ .  Take a tour of the redesigned site at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tour/tour.html (also available in Spanish).  Please send us your feedback and comments about the new design via the Contact Us link that appears on every MedlinePlus page.

NLM Launches Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Healthcare Professionals Responding to Earthquake in Nepal

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the response to the earthquake in Nepal. If you know of a library or organization involved in healthcare efforts in response to the earthquake in Nepal, please let them know of this service.

The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from over 650 biomedical journals and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster. EAI is not an open access collection. It is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. EAI was activated four times in the past, including following the earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic in Haiti, flooding in Pakistan, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

NLM thanks the numerous participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, ASM Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, Cambridge University Press, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.

Resources on Earthquakes

NLM has several other resources that will be helpful for people working on disaster response:

For questions regarding these resources, please e-mail custserv@nlm.nih.gov or call 1.888.346.3656 in the United States, or 301.594.5983 internationally.

The world’s largest biomedical library, the National Library of Medicine maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.

NLM Community Health Maps (CHM) Survey

Monday, April 27th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is conducting a survey of users of low-cost and easy-to-use online mapping tools (GIS).

The Community Health Maps (CHM) project identifies and promotes tools that seek to meet the mapping needs of communities and community organizations such as clinics, schools, libraries, health departments, faith-based, and community-based groups. These tools can be used to collect and visualize health statistics and local resources, compare data across locations, and explore trends.

So that NLM can improve CHM and tailor it the specific requirements of our users, please take our GIS user needs survey at http://communityhealthmaps.nlm.nih.gov/2015/03/31/community-health-maps-survey/.

For questions regarding this survey, please contact Colette Hochstein, D.M.D., MLIS at hochstec@mail.nlm.nih.gov.

Send in Questions for the RML Cooperative Agreement Webinar

Friday, April 17th, 2015

This is a reminder that the National Library of Medicine is holding a “Nuts and Bolts” Technical Assistance Webinar to help you apply for the cooperative agreements and supplements for the Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and Offices.

You are encouraged to submit questions by 12 PM ET, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 to: NLMRMLQuestions@mail.nih.gov.

The Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on:

Please refer to the National Network Office page for additional information related to the Network program and funding opportunity announcement.

April NIH News in Health Now Available

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

NIH News in Health: A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

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

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10 Years of NIH News in Health
You hear and read health advice “all the time” from friends, online sources, radio, TV, and more. How do you know what health information you can trust?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Readers’ Favorite Online Health Stories
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NIH News in Health aims to bring you a wide range of health-related stories. Here are 5 reader favorites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Capsules

 

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Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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