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Archive for May, 2012

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Friday, May 11th, 2012

Assistant Director, Clinical Services

NLM e-Clips

Friday, May 11th, 2012


National Library of Medicine Announces “Tropical Disease Motion Pictures”

National Library of Medicine Awarded Two “Google Summer of Code 2012” Students


NLM Classification Updated, April 30, 2012

UMLS 2012AA Release Available



Increased Brain Function and Omega-3s

Joye Patterson — Pioneer in Teaching Science Journalism



Autoimmune disorders can be a mystery to doctors, frustrating to patients

Exercise at My Age?!  Encouraging Fitness in Challenging Situations

Characteristics of Clinical Trials Registered in, 2007-2010

FDA says study overestimated non-compliance with data reporting laws

Getting the Full Story:  How We Waste Research

Joye Patterson, 1925-2012

Life and Limb Civil War exhibit

Medical Heritage Library Awarded NEH Grant for Digitization of Historical Medical Journals

Simpler Language, More Access to Results Sought for Clinical-Trial Volunteers

Suburban Hospital wins award:  Patient tracking and locating system brings attention

NLM Native Voices 1.0

White House team tackles identity management in the cloud



2012 Leiter Lecture “Future Humanitarian Crises: Challenges to Practice, Policy and Public Health”

Innovative Collaboration Yields New “Teaching Tool” for Cervical Cancer

New Look for NLM Technical Bulletin

FSMB Policy Guidelines on Appropriate Use of Social Media

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) House of Delegates adopted new policy guidelines on the appropriate use of social media and social networking sites by physicians during the FSMB’s 2012 Annual Meeting on April 28.  Developed by the FSMB’s Special Committee on Ethics and Professionalism, the “Model Policy Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Social Media and Social Networking in Medical Practice” provide recommendations for state medical boards to consider in educating their licensees on the proper use of social media and social networking websites.

First Innovation Awards Announced

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the first batch of organizations for Health Care Innovation Awards.  Made possible by the Affordable Care Act – the awards support 26 innovative projects nationwide that will save money, deliver high quality medical care and enhance the health care workforce.

Last November, the CMS Innovation Center issued a $1 billion challenge to the country asking innovators to send us the most compelling new ideas that deliver better care and better health at lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), particularly those with the highest health care needs.  Through this initiative, now called the Health Care Innovation Awards, the CMS Innovation Center received thousands of applications, representing over ten thousand organizations spanning every State and U.S. territory.  Today’s announcement is awarding the first batch of projects to be made under the Health Care Innovation Awards.  The CMS Innovation Center anticipates making its next announcement of awards in early June.

To learn more about the 26 projects, read the Health Care Innovation Awards project profiles.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Friday, May 11th, 2012

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.  The month-long observance was officially designated in 1992 and the month of May was chosen to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants to the U.S. on May 7, 1843 and to recognize the Chinese immigrants who helped lay tracks for the transcontinental railroad, which was completed on May 10, 1869.

Visit to learn more about the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

May NIH News in Health

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:

The Sorrow of Suicide
Awareness and Action Can Help Save a Life
Suicide is tragic.  It cuts a life short and devastates the family, friends and loved ones left behind.  Only 2 decades ago, little was known about the biology of suicide.  Today scientists are uncovering new clues to help those at risk for suicidal thoughts and actions.  Read more about suicide.

Summer Swimtime
Staying Healthy at the Pool and Beach
Summer is a great time to have fun in the water. But recreational waters—including swimming pools, lakes and oceans—can sometimes get contaminated with bacteria and viruses.  Learn how to stay safe and healthy.  Read more about water safety.

Health Capsules:

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Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health.  We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics.  Just email us or call 301-435-7489 for more information.

Non-Profit Hospitals Facing a Tough Future

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Reuters on Wednesday reported on a new report from Moody’s.  The article reports, “Nonprofit hospitals in the United States face a future of rising costs and dwindling funds as the healthcare reform is implemented and the Congress battles over the budget, according to a Moody’s Investors Services report released on Wednesday. To survive what the rating agency is calling a ‘transition period,’ the hospitals, which frequently provide free or discounted care for lower-income patients, will have to drastically cut spending.”

NN/LM San Francisco Earthquake Summit

Friday, May 11th, 2012

We encourage everyone to view the report of the NN/LM San Francisco Earthquake Summit ( that took place at the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management on April 6, 2012.  Like the NN/LM Miami Hurricane Summit report, it is designed to be brief and visual.

Speaker contact information is provided on the site.  If you’d like to see any of the slides, contact:

Daniel T. Wilson
Assoc. Dir. for Collections & Library Services
Coordinator, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative
University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Charlottesville, Virginia  22908

Another account of the event written from the perspective of an attendee is available.  This item was published in the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region’s Latitudes blog and is available at:

New PubMed Features

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC) Blog

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has a daily blog of health information issues related to the community, especially underserved communities.  Looking to keep up on health information funding opportunities, conferences, and resources?  Read the blog or subscribe to the daily digest of postings: