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Precision Medicine Resources

Friday, August 26th, 2016

The new Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, puts a strong focus on precision medicine in the vision she describes for NLM. You can learn more about precision medicine and how NIH is already playing an important role in the Precision Medicine Initiative through a number of NLM resources. A great place to begin is on Genetics Home Reference for an overview and more resources:

GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The Featured Website from the August 2016 NIH News in Health

GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery

Want to know more about genes and how they work? Or learn about DNA forensics, biotechnology, and related careers? This educational website has up-to-date information, animations, games, interactive tutorials, and teacher resources designed for students and educators in grades 9 to 12.

Kidney Resources on MedlinePlus

Monday, August 15th, 2016

MedlinePlus has added a new health topic page on Kidney Tests.

Check out this page and other Kidneys and Urinary System topics:

NLM 4 Caregivers Project

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The project NLM 4 Caregivers is designed to increase awareness of NLM resources among family caregivers who actively seek health information online using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and listservs, for discussing and exploring health issues. NLM 4 Caregivers discusses a wide variety of resources for searching and managing medications, such as PillBox and DailyMed, tools for locating clinical trials (, and tools for accessing both consumer health information (MedlinePlus) and the latest biomedical research (PubMed).

NLM 4 Caregivers shares health resources relevant to caregivers through many mediums, such as:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Printable flyer
  • Guide on the NLM Website

For more information on NLM 4 Caregivers, see

TOXMAP adds Native Lands layer

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

“The TOXMAP beta now includes a Native Lands map layer that shows geographic areas of certain native populations, including American Indian Reservations and Off-Reservation Trust Lands, Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas, and Hawaiian Home Lands…”

Read the full announcement from the National Library of Medicine TOXMAP News, The announcement includes a link to guides on how to use the new features.


New issue of MedlinePlus magazine

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine is now online. Topics include Zika virus, alcohol-medicines interactions, endmetriosis, oral health and aging, colorectal cancer, precision medicine, and age-related macular degeneration. To read the full issue, visit

New National Institute on Aging Facebook Page

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

If you like getting Healthy Aging Tips from, then you’ll also appreciate the new Facebook page from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). There you’ll find tips on exercise, nutrition, and caregiving, plus information on Alzheimer’s disease and ways to manage other health issues that can be a part of growing older. Check it out here:

Traumatic events – Preparing, Responding, and Coping

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has a number of resources regarding preparing for, responding to, and coping with traumatic events.

DIMRC Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events,

Disaster Lit®  searches

Disaster Lit®  recently added resources

  • TRACIE Topic Collection: Mass Gatherings/Special Events,
    • Provides resources designed to help emergency medical staff create robust plans for mass critical care before an incident strikes their jurisdiction.
  • TRACIE Topic Collection: Emergency Operations Plans/Emergency Management Program,
    • Provides resources that highlight select standards, guidance, regulation, accreditation programs, and tools that can help healthcare emergency preparedness professionals create new, or bolster the foundation of, existing programs and plans. 

New Nursing Videos from NLM!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

NLM recently released two short YouTube videos for nurses. They are linked as part of the PubMed for Nurses TutorialThe titles are

NLM Resources for Nurses: Research and

NLM Resources for Nurses: Patient Education

They briefly show information about various useful NLM websites, and are nicely done with music.  Both are less than four minutes long.


HealthReach Webinar

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Date: June 9, 2016

Time: Noon to 1 PM Eastern

Presenter: Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine

Description: HealthReach is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with, or providing care to, individuals with limited English proficiency. In Spring 2016, the site was redesigned.

Resources include:

  • Health education materals in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos)
  • Provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters)
  • Special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health, and Mental Health

For more information and registration, visit