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Archive for August, 2012

Droughts and Health: New Disaster Topic Page

Friday, August 10th, 2012

A new disaster topic page is now available on Droughts and Health. Learn about the human health effects of drought conditions including waterborne disease, respiratory distress, crop and food contamination, hygiene issues and suicide. Information compiled by the Disaster Information Management Research Center of the National Library of Medicine. [da]

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Disaster Response

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Registration is now open to attend the Ethical and Legal Aspects of Disaster Response class.This is an advanced course and part of the Disaster Information Specialization Program. Space is limited to 20 participants for this 2-day; web-based course to be held Thursday, August 23, and Friday, August 24, 2012, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Central time. This course is offered at no cost to attendees. [da]

EDUCATION: Special Session – Fair Use Guidelines – Wednesday, August 29, 9:00 MT, 10:00 CT

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Special Session –  Fair Use Guidelines – Wednesday August 29, 9:00 MT, 10:00 CT – This session is jointly sponsored by the MCMLA Education Committee and the NN/LM MidContinental Region, which through the Professional Development Award, provided funding for attendance at a recent conference,  Managing Copyright Use.

Responding to the ever increasing role of technology in education, Marie Reidelbach will present information for educators involving copyright, fair use, and intellectual property.  Issues in the academic environment related to using others’ materials in the classroom as well as the publication of one’s own research will be highlighted.  Mary Helms will also be available to address some of the more commonly asked questions, particularly relating to resource licensing, following the presentation.

This online session is FREE.   NOTE URL: Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to (mm)

EDUCATION: Spotlight on NLM Resources – Nat’l Info. Center on Health Services Research -Wed, Aug. 22, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Spotlight on NLM Resources – Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT  .  What might you need to know about  Health Services Research and  Public Health Information Programs?  Join Marty Magee as she presents a wealth of information available specifically from the  The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) at the National Library of Medicine, which  was created to improve the collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and dissemination of health services research.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.   NOTE URL: Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to (mm)

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
  1. Dana Abbey – In the summer of 2012, Colorado wildfires dominated news coverage until a gunman entered a movie theater on July 20th killing 12 and injuring 58. While a stunned community searched for answers to the tragedy, staff at the Central Aurora Public Library grappled with how to reach out to residents with their library located across the street from the Century 16 Theater. Join Dana Abbey as she talks with Crystal Niedzwiadek, Youth Services Supervisor, about her role as the library’s youth librarian and her desire to find ways to connect to teen library customers and aid in their healing process.
  2. Jim Honour will be presenting Usage Trends for DOCLINE/Loansome Doc and  review of benefits of using  Loansome Doc  and EFTS.

This session is FREE.   NOTE URL: Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to (mm)

Recordings of July sessions now available….

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
  • July 20, 2012

1) Betsy Kelly shared results of the Spring 2012 Survey
2) John Bramble led an overview of Year 2 technology class offerings
View the archived recording at:

  • July 31, 2012

National Library of Medicine – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resources presented by Dana Abbey
View the archived recording at:

For a full listing of our Online Education recordings see:



NLM to participate in “Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities” symposium

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce its first initiative as part of its recently-established partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) (, which lays groundwork for the two institutions to cooperate on initiatives of common interest.  NLM will be a part of “Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities,” an interdisciplinary symposium exploring the intersection of digital humanities and biomedicine. Scheduled to take place April 10-12, 2013, Shared Horizons will be a unique forum through which participants and their institutions will be able to address questions about collaboration, research methodologies, and the interpretation of evidence arising from the interdisciplinary opportunities in this burgeoning area of biomedical-driven humanities scholarship.

For more information, including the call for attendees, please visit the symposium web site.  ( /ch


NIH News in Health August Issue

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Check out the August 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:

Dizziness Can Be a Drag
Coping with Balance Disorders
Most people feel dizzy now and then. But if that feeling persists or interferes with your daily life, it could be a sign of a balance disorder.
Read more about balance disorders.



Red in the Face
Understanding Rosacea
Some people think of a rosy complexion as a sign of good health. But red patches on the face may point to something more troubling—a long-lasting skin disorder called rosacea
Read more about rosacea.



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Deadline Extended for Disaster Health Information Outreach Contract Proposals

Monday, August 6th, 2012

From the National Library of Medicine:

The deadline is extended to Monday, August 20, 2012 for applications for the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2012” funding. NLM must extend the deadline due to a required change in a classification code used on this contract to describe the nature of the work. There are NO OTHER CHANGES to this solicitation. The code change is a technicality that will not require any change in the content of proposals.  The previous deadline WAS Wednesday, August 8, 2012. You now have until AUGUST 20 to submit applications. The original Request for Proposal (RFP) for this requirement has been split into two solicitations; one Partial Small Business Set-Aside (RFP No.: NIHLM2012411) and; one Full and Open (RFP No.: NIHLM2012412). The solicitation notices are on as follows:

Partial Small Business Set-Aside

Full and Open

If you have already submitted an application, the NLM Office of Acquisitions will contact you with instructions.  With apologies for any inconvenience, -Cindy Love

What you may have missed on @nnlmmcr: July 01 – 31, 2012

Monday, August 6th, 2012

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July 25 – 31, 2012

  • It’s not too late to register for tomorrow’s webinar on disaster planning for your communities vulnerable populations
  • Arts and the Military: Writing Project for Personnel with PTSD
  • Watch for upcoming article soon to be published in BMJ-Quality Safety… “Uncharted territory – Measuring costs of diagnostic errors…1 retweets
  • Researchers may change the approaches to the treatment of many cancers because of results in a new study.
  • The biggest challenge for HIE is not technical
  • Using Twitter to Put Disease Outbreaks on the Map
  • EHR, PHR, EMR? Know the lingo
  • What do you think of the future of IT? Does it excite you? Can you take it or leave it? Do you think “Yikes, I cant retire fast…
  • Find your inner Olympian – The 10-Minute Workout, Times Three
  • 40% of people who go online for health information print it out for their doctor
  • A woman suffers a heart attack every 90 seconds in the United States – do you know the 7 symptoms?
July 16 – 20, 2012
  • A better test to help doctors more accurately diagnose chronic kidney disease
  • 55% of Docs use EHR, 85% are satisfied with it and nearly 50% without EHR plan to purchase so says the CDC
  • Unexpected acceleration of relevant consumer health apps (now 13,600) in Apple’s AppStore
  • Why the EHR market is on the brink of mass consolidation
  • Have you added WISER to your iPad?
  • Was New York City’s limiting of trans fat in restaurants effective? Find out here:
  • LactMed is now on the NLM Drug Information Page
  • Connecting local PCPs of remotely located veterans to academic medical center campuses
  • Desktop, laptop, smartphone, iPad? How physicians use high-tech to manage workflow

July 10- 13, 2012

  • Health Net earned awards for T2X, its teen health literacy social website, and for Health Net Mobile. Check them out at
  • News about America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012.
  • Johns Hopkins opens Center for Population Health IT
  • Disasters can lead to doubts about ethical choices
  • Team-based care will be focus of national health education center
  • Rural Relevance Under Healthcare Reform
  • Affordable Care and HITECH Acts are not as separate as some think
  • Physician Adoption of EHRs Accelerates, but Rural Providers Slow to Embrace EHRs
  • Fed Reg of HIT Embedded in New Law- FDA Safety & Innovation Act – language to regulate safety/functionality of HIT apps
  • 5 social media healthcare legal issues: privacy, content, IP infringmnt, unauthorized activities, regulatory compliance
  • Health IT Conference Study – 83% of healthcare IT pros allow iPads on networks. Instant access for all workers critical
  • Value of Plain Language – aftercare instructions via your EHR or the educational material on your on your Web site
  • Beware of EHR Alert Fatigue – Study of docs receiving Clinical Trial Alerts Study
  • AHRQ has 10 new free Spanish-language consumer publications.
  • Want to know how long you can safely keep meat in the refrigerator? Ask Karen.
  • Texting, HIPAA, clouds, and more from the Institute for Health Technology Transformation webinar series
  • Check out the NEW Lead Free Kids site –
  • Broadcasting live from inside a human stomach
  • Medication errors a big problem after hospital discharge

July 1 – 9, 2012

  • The doctor’s smartphone will see you now
  • Pros, cons of wireless technology in hospitals
  • Fear of EHRs being wrong leads doctors to code E&M services manually
  • A good starting place for finding information on men’s health.
  • 10 Great Summer iPad Apps
  • Bridging the Disparities Gap with Mobile Technology
  • 45% of 18-29-year-olds do most of their web browsing on their phone
  • Get CDC On Your iPad
  • Study on Childhood Asthma in Rural-Urban Areas
  • Harvard study in Archives of Internal Medicine, shows Massachusetts docs using EMRs have reduced malpractice claims.
  • U.S. Doc survey – laptop, smartphone and iPad usage increasing but report finds old-fashioned communication continues.
  • Simple questions can improve patient/clinician communication – great videos from AHRQ
  • 6 reasons healthcare organizations should archive to the cloud
  • FDA Approves First Rapid, Take-Home HIV Test
  • 9% of the U.S. population over the age of five is Limited English Proficient – find out more