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World AIDS Day

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

World AIDS Day is December 1st. World AIDS Day is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Around the world, about 37 million people are living with HIV. In the United States, about 44,000 people get infected with HIV every year.

For more information from the National AIDS Trust who promote World AIDS Day all year round, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/hzdu.

To seek information about AIDS, visit the NLM resources of  AIDSinfo, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/cglp and AIDSource,   https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6gxl.

 

Redesign of National Library of Medicine Toxicology Tutorial

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated its online toxicology tutorial. ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology. For almost 20 years, students and others have used ToxTutor to explore the fundamental principles of toxicology. Written in plain language and including helpful illustrations, the tutorial provides users of toxicology resources, including the NLM chemical and toxicological databases, with a basic understanding of the subject. ToxTutor introduces toxicology by covering dose and dose response, toxic effects, interactions, toxicity testing methods, risk assessment, and exposure standards and guidelines. Additional topics will be included in future updates. A certificate of completion option is expected to be released next year.For more information, please see: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ugdo

NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Are you a family caregiver, or do you know or work with family caregivers? Take the NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey, and help National Library of Medicine to identify the kinds of health information most needed by family caregivers and the best ways to share this information.

The survey can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HXXNLGV

Holiday Mental Health texts from MedlinePlus

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Get holiday mental health tips. Text MP Health to 468311

The National Library of Medicine has launched a MedlinePlus text messaging campaign on Holiday Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, and Stress. Users that sign-up for the campaign will receive 3 text messages per week through the holidays on mental health support, such as managing anxiety, coping with depression, and preventing stress during the holiday season.

Users can subscribe by texting MP Health to 468311 or by signing-up online: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/j4wu

Apply for Spring or Fall 2017 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Augusta University and The National Library of Medicine (NLM) are pleased to announce that the application period for the NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course for 2017 is now open. The Biomedical Informatics course offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field.  The course guides participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.

The application period opens October 14, 2016 and will close on December 5, 2016 at 8:00am (note: NOT pm). Use the following link to apply: https://ghsu.wufoo.com/forms/x61hwel07ymegt/

There is one application for both the Spring (April 2 – 8) and Fall (Sept. 10  – 16) courses. Cost for attending is fully funded by August University’s contract with NLM. If admitted, participants are expected to attend the entire week of sessions and activities. To learn more about the course, watch NN/LM MAR Boost Box recording which includes takeaways from recent attendees and application process.

If you have any questions, please email GABIOMED@augusta.edu.

Follow favorite journals with PubMed Journals

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Put your NCBI account to work and follow favorite journals through PubMed Journals. This PubMed Labs experiment shows you the latest published articles in your journals along with news and trending content. For more information on the site and how to use it, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ignk

2016 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

NLM funded eight HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects in September 2016 in the 23rd round of the program. NLM has continued its HIV/AIDS-related outreach efforts to community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries. This program provides support to design local programs for improving information access for HIV/AIDS patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers. For more information, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/290s.

 

Dental Hygiene Resources

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

October is Dental Hygiene Month. The National Library of Medicine has resources to promote good oral health.

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce has a Dental Public Health topic page that includes Health Promotion resources: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/i13l

Multilingual Resources include:

Child Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ia89

Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9xcy

HealthReach: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/8gre

Health Hotlines Discontinuation

Monday, September 26th, 2016

From the National Library of Medicine:

Health Hotlines was developed by NLM as a community service to help the public locate health-related information from organizations with toll free numbers. NLM has decided it will no longer update the Health Hotlines database because most of the information is now readily available through web search engines and because many of the organizations no longer have toll free numbers. Health Hotlines will remain online until the end of January, 2017, at which time it will be retired.”

A printable version of Health Hotlines is also available for download by the end of January 2017: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ced9

Color Me Healthy

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Coloring books for both children and adults have become very popular lately. A blog post from NLM’s Circulating Now: From the Historical Collections of the World’s Largest Biomedical Library highlights this trend with references to The Latest Greatest Coloring Book about Lice from the National Pediculosis Association, CDC’s Express Your Health and The Non-Color AIDS Color Me Deadly Coloring Book, and Skeeter Beaters about preventing Zika mosquitoes. Coloring books are popular health education tools for children used by organizations to teach everything from proper eating habits to what to expect during hospital stays.

NLM also has an adult coloring book featuring images from the History of Medicine. To read more, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/gpqb