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NIH MedlinePlus magazine: healthy mail for you and patients

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Did you know that you can get consumer-friendly NIH research delivered to your home or office? Subscribe to NIH MedlinePlus magazine for quarterly health news you can use. Bulk ordering is available.

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Webinar March 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm ET: Zika Virus Response and Information Resources

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is offering a webinar on Zika Virus Response and Information Resources.”


WHEN:  Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC:  “Zika Virus Response and Information Resources”

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen will discuss how information resources are pulled together and disseminated for the CDC Zika Virus response. In addition, representatives from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will provide an overview of NLM Disaster Health’s Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide.


Dr. Sonja Rasmussen is the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (the Division that includes the CDC Library) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series. She is also a Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response.


Meeting URL:

Event Password: 1234

Audio conference information
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208

Access code: 629 830 267

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.


Or, if you are in the area you can attend the meeting in person at our offices at 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD, Suite 440. Park in the visitor’s parking lot (we will validate your parking), walk to the middle building (Democracy Two) and take the elevator to the 4th floor. Suite 440 is around the corner behind the elevators.


For more information on this and past meetings, see

Wise Eating Strategies Added to’s Nutrition Health Topic Page

Friday, February 19th, 2016

The newly-released federal dietary guidelines are accessible within a carefully written website that you can find in the ‘start here’ section of’s nutrition health topic page.’s nutrition health topic page also provides links to the latest pertinent journal research articles, which are available in the ‘journal articles’ section. Links to clinical trials that may be occurring in your area are available in the ‘clinical trials’ section. You can sign up to receive updates about nutrition as they become available on

To find’s nutrition health topic page, please type ‘nutrition’ in the search box on’s home page, then, click on ‘nutrition (National Library of Medicine) or follow this link:

NIHSeniorHealth: Bladder Health

Monday, February 15th, 2016

NIHSeniorHealth has a new topic page for Bladder Health. Designed for older adults and their family members, the page provides guidance on the effects of aging on bladder health, tips for keeping one’s bladder healthy and when to see a doctor.

Bladder Health (NIHSeniorHealth):

New MedlinePlus Health Topic – Zika Virus

Monday, February 8th, 2016

MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en Español have new health topic pages on Zika Virus. The pages contain latest health news and consumer health resources. The English-language page also has links to PubMed/MEDLINE abstracts.

Zika Virus:

Virus del Zika:


New Science iOS Games for Grades 5 to 12

Thursday, January 28th, 2016


There are three new interactive, educational apps from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services for students studying genetics, chemistry and environmental health science.

Bohr Thru: Use a 3-match game style to collect protons, neutrons, and electrons to create the first 18 elements on the periodic table. With the help of the main character, Atom, players become familiar with a variety of chemical elements and their structures.

Base Chase: Learn the bases of DNA with this fast-paced, educational app. Players grab bases of DNA in order to complete unique DNA strands for a variety of animals. DeeNA, the game’s cartoon mascot, assists players in completing each of the required tasks.

Run4Green: The importance of environmental conservation is reinforced through this interactive game. Topics, such as greenhouse gas reduction, renewable energy and green product purchases are emphasized and rewarded throughout game play. The game is appropriate for students in grades 5-8.

Download these games on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch by visiting the NLM app page at:

Information and News: Lead in Flint, Michigan Water System

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Several Michigan, local, and federal agencies are responding to the presence of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan.  The National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Division (NLM SIS) provides information on the medical and public health aspects of chemical incidents for health professionals, policy makers, and volunteers who may be responding to an incident and for people living in or concerned about the affected region. They have compiled a list of information resources. Please visit: to learn more.

NLM Update: Coffee and Health

Monday, January 4th, 2016

The most current episode of the National Library of Medicine’s audio update covers current evidence on Coffee and Health. You can listen to this and listen to past episodes on MedlinePlus: Transcripts are available for all updates.



The National Library of Medicine: 2015 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced the funding of six HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects. Through the program, NLM seeks to partner with community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries in an effort to combat HIV/AIDS. Awardees and their projects are:

AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS)

“The F.A.I.T.H. Project”

Black Girl Health

“HIV News Access”

Comunidades Unidas /Communities United

“Community Outreach Project to Increase Access to HIV/AIDS Health Information”

The Alliance of Boarder Collaboratives (ABC)

“Promovision – Capacity Building Assistance Project”

The Community Wellness Project

“Enhancement to CDC’s Condoms and Sexual Education Project (C.A.S.E.)”

University of Florida

“Partnering to Provide HIV/AIDS Information Outreach”


NLM Announces 2015 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects:


Is More Health Information Always Better?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

A recently published perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine provides an interesting commentary on the provision of additional health information and that it might not always be the best approach. Listen to the To Your Health: NLM Update on “Is More Health Information Always Better?” A transcript is also available: