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September 2019 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Wed, 2019-09-04 11:51

Illustration of parents talking with teenage sonCheck out the September issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:

  • Health Capsule: Migraine Trainer
    Your migraines may seem random, but there are many factors that might cause them, including stress, certain foods, and too much or too little sleep.
  • Featured Website: STEM Teaching Resources
    Inspire students between pre-kindergarten and 12th grade to pursue the world of science. Find links to free teaching resources like comic books, lesson plans, games, videos, and more.

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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Recording for the Midday at the Oasis Webinar on Inclusive Graphic Medicine Now Available!

Fri, 2019-08-30 13:00

On August 21, NNLM PSR hosted Inclusive Graphic Medicine: Communication, Collections and Community for the Midday at the Oasis webinar. In this session, Kathryn Houk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Elisa Cortez, University of California, Riverside and Jerry Kauppila, NNLM PSR, discuss their experiences with graphic medicine. To view the webinar, visit the Midday at the Oasis page or click on the YouTube video player below.

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Recording of August 2019 NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Now Available!

Tue, 2019-08-20 18:46

The recording of the August 2019 “What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling” webinar is now available. This session is part of the NNLM Research Data Management webinar series, a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. In this session, Nancy Shin, NNLM PNR’s Research and Data Coordinator, provides an one-hour introductory on the fundamentals of effective storytelling using data collected and visualized by librarians for librarians. Nancy covers the basic structure of data storytelling and review exemplars both good and bad of data storytelling. To view the webinar, click on the YouTube player below.

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NNLM Training Office Announces New MedlinePlus Training

Thu, 2019-08-15 20:22

The NNLM Training Office recently announced a new online, on demand, training opportunity: MedlinePlus for Public Librarians.

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health web resource for the public on all things health and medical related. Need information on a disease or condition? A drug, herb or supplement? A medical or diagnostic test? A healthy recipe? Health information in another language? MedlinePlus has you and your library patrons covered. Produced by the National Library of Medicine and written for the general public, MedlinePlus offers trusted, current and ad-free health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

The MedlinePlus for Public Librarians class is a free, one-hour interactive tutorial that helps you deep-mine the depth and breadth of information found on this key resource so you can provide your patrons with solid health and medical information. The class is eligible for the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization and approved for one (1) continuing education credit. Upon completing the tutorial, you may print a certificate of completion. And, because this tutorial is on demand, it’s available 24/7 – just like MedlinePlus!

Please note the following content disclaimer for the course issued by the NNLM Training Office (NTO): “MedlinePlus is always updating! Some content may have changed since the publication of this tutorial. Subscribe to the MyMedlinePlus Weekly Newsletter to stay informed, or contact the NTO with questions.”

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NNLM Webinar on September 4: Reflections on Bioinformatics Librarianship

Tue, 2019-08-13 13:52

A growing number of librarians are filling a special niche in the information world: serving those who work with genetic and molecular biology information. Bioinformatics research advances in such areas as gene therapy, personalized medicine, drug discovery, the inherited basis of complex diseases influenced by multiple gene/environmental interactions, and the identification of the molecular targets for environmental mutagens and carcinogens have wide ranging implications for the medical and consumer health sectors (Rein, 2006). Register for this one-hour webinar on Wednesday, September 4, 11:00AM – 12:00PM PDT, presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the National Center for Biotechnology Information to hear reflections on the practice and future of this specialized and uniquely valuable role of the librarian providing bioinformatics support.

Facilitator:

Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine.

Guest Speakers:

Kumru E. Kastro, MS, MI is the Liaison Librarian for Biology, Chemistry, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, and first-year Engineering at Drexel University. Kumru is responsible for building library collections and teaching information and research skills to faculty and students.

Elliott Smith, MLIS is the Emerging Technologies & Bioinformatics Librarian at UC Berkeley, where he currently supports the students and faculty of the Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology and Integrative Biology. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.

Jean-Paul Courneya, MS, is a bioinformationist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library. JP is the information resource specialist for biotechnology, bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, next-gen sequencing, molecular and cell biology bench research, and data management for research.

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NLM Webinar, “New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals”

Mon, 2019-08-12 19:51

Get ready for a new PubMed!

Register for this webinar on Tuesday, September 17, 8:00 – 9:00am PDT, designed for librarians and other information professionals, to see a preview of the new and modern PubMed with updated features, including advanced search tools, saving citations to a Clipboard, options for sharing results, and the new “Cite” button. You will also learn about features that are still under development and find out how to give feedback on the new system. The new PubMed, currently available at PubMed Labs for testing, will be the default PubMed system in early 2020. This webinar will be repeated for several sessions so that all questions are answered. You only need to sign up for one session.

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PubMed Labs Update: Search Filters Now Available

Wed, 2019-08-07 14:29

Users can now use filters to narrow search results in PubMed Labs by article type, text availability, publication date, species, language, sex, subject, journal category, and age. The most popular filters are included on the sidebar by default. To apply a filter, run a search and click on the checkbox next to the filter name. A checkmark will appear next to the selected filters. To display additional filters, click on the “Additional filters” button near the bottom of the page. A pop-up menu will appear showing the available filters for each category: article type, species, language, sex, subject, journal, and age.

To add items to the Filters menu:

  1. Choose a category on the left (Article Type, Species, etc.).
  2. Within each category select the desired filters to add to your Filters menu.
  3. Click Apply to add the selected filters to the sidebar menu and close the pop-up.
  4. To apply a filter to your search, click on the filter name in the menu.

More information about filters:

  • When filters are selected, a “Filters applied” message will display above your results and on the Advanced Search page.
  • Click an applied filter to turn it off.
  • To turn off all applied filters, click the “Clear all” link or the “Reset all filters” button.
  • Citations may be excluded for some filter selections because they have not yet completed the MEDLINE indexing process. For example, the “Humans” filter will return results that have been indexed with the term Humans.

For illustrations of the various features, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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August 2019 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Wed, 2019-08-07 11:57

Illustration of a woman talking with her doctorCheck 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. In this issue:

  • Bulging Veins: What to Do About Vericose Veins?
    Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just underneath the skin’s surface. They aren’t just a cosmetic issue. If they aren’t treated, they can also cause health problems.
  • Health Capsule: More Steps for Better Health
    Walking is an easy way to exercise without needing a gym membership. It’s a popular way to burn calories, and research shows that walking is good for your health. A new study asked how many steps a day can lead to health benefits.
  • Health Capsule: What is Psoriatic Arthritis?
    You are more likely to get psoriatic arthritis if you have a family member with psoriasis or arthritis. Talking with a health care provider can help you find what treatment methods are best for you.
  • Featured Website: Urologic Diseases
    Urologic diseases and conditions include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, prostate problems, and more. Find out how urologic problems are detected and treated.

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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