Archive for the ‘National Library of Medicine News’ Category
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 (ClinicalTrials.gov), 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:
- Printable flyer
- Guide on the NLM Website
For more information on NLM 4 Caregivers, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/huue
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, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/3lkf. The announcement includes a link to guides on how to use the new features.
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 https://nnlm.gov/bhic/uuyw
Friday, July 22nd, 2016
If you like getting Healthy Aging Tips from NIHSeniorHealth.gov, 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: http://bit.ly/2aAWMOf
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, http://1.usa.gov/1Nwmm1n
Disaster Lit® searches
Disaster Lit® recently added resources
- TRACIE Topic Collection: Mass Gatherings/Special Events, http://1.usa.gov/1U8wNMX
- 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, http://1.usa.gov/1ZR6eQ1
- 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.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
NLM recently released two short YouTube videos for nurses. They are linked as part of the PubMed for Nurses Tutorial. The titles are
NLM Resources for Nurses: Research http://bit.ly/1UjVvZH and
NLM Resources for Nurses: Patient Education http://bit.ly/1VzVvds
They briefly show information about various useful NLM websites, and are nicely done with music. Both are less than four minutes long.
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.
- 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 http://1.usa.gov/1iI1qfS
Monday, May 23rd, 2016
MedlinePlus has three new health topic pages on common lab tests.
Liver Function Tests: http://1.usa.gov/1TrnkFj
Blood Count Tests: http://1.usa.gov/1qF7nOo
Monday, May 23rd, 2016
The National Library of Medicine has made it easier to find existing web-based training materials on its resources. The Learning Resources Database has webinars, short videos, tutorials, brochures and other materials that can be downloaded and used freely. Users can find materials by subject or product, such as:
- Disasters and Emergencies
- K-12 Education
- Public Health
- Consumer Health
The Database was launched two weeks ago, so not all categories have current materials attached. Additional resources are being added on an ongoing basis.
Learning Resources Database: https://learn.nlm.nih.gov/
Additional information about the Database: http://1.usa.gov/1RkQSwR
Friday, May 6th, 2016
On April 25th, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a redesigned Genetics Home Reference web site, http://1.usa.gov/23vNuX2. Some of the changes and new features include
- A redesigned home page for enhanced usability
- Colors and icons that help distinguish the Web site’s different content areas
- In-text links that improve navigation between related topics on Genetics Home Reference
- Educational images from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other sources integrated into health condition summaries
- Improved browser printing
- Improved usability on mobile devices (mobile-responsive design)
Adapted from NLM News & Events, http://1.usa.gov/1TMSIuN