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Summary of Evidence: Musculoskeletal Inflammation and Natural Products

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Learn what the science says about musculoskeletal inflammation and natural products in the current issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest. Read more about the evidence base of tumeric, bromelain, willow bark, Omega-3 fatty acids, devil’s claw, ginger and thunder god vine in the treatment of conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and tendinitis. /da

New Book Club

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

After three well received book discussion groups, our next iteration will start July 19th and will feature Karl Weick’s Managing the Unexpected: Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty, 2007 edition.

While we feature specific chapters each week during this four week session, you are welcome to drop in anytime! Previous discussion groups have greatly benefitted from hearing other colleagues’ work experiences, and you needn’t have memorized each chapter to positively contribute.

Meetings will be held on the MCR Advocacy Adobe Connect page at and will meet every Tuesday starting July 19th at 1pm MST and 2pm CST.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact or Hope to see you there!

New Tox Town Page: Perfluorooctanoic Acid

Monday, July 11th, 2016

From the NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Listserv:

Visit the new Tox Town Page on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA). PFOA is a man-made chemical that is toxic and persistent in the environment. It is used to make products resistant to heat and to repel oil, grease, stains, and water. Wondering how you might be exposed to PFOA or how it might affect your health? For answers to these questions and more, visit the Tox Town page on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA). The page is also available in Spanish.


Communicating with library users – comments and thoughts to ponder.

Friday, July 8th, 2016

The following blog post offers some interesting insights into how librarians can better communicate with users and administrators.  (bbj)

Disaster Distress Helpline

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

If you maintain a directory of helplines, here’s one to add. It was created in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy.

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Calls (1-800-985-5990) and texts (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746) are answered by a network of independently-operated crisis centers around the country, who provide psychological first aid, emotional support, crisis assessment and intervention, and referrals to local/state behavioral health services for follow-up care & support. An interpretation service connects callers with counselors in more than 150 languages. Call 1-800-985-5990 and press 2.

Disaster Distress Helpline is a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). /ch

Webinar Announcement from HRSA/EMSC

Friday, June 24th, 2016

From  DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

The Health Resources and Services Administration, Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program will host a webinar at 3:00 pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, July 6, to introduce the National EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) team based at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. Charles Macias, MD, MPH, will direct the EIIC with executive leadership shared by Krisanne Graves, PhD, RN; Kate Remick, MD; and Manish Shah, MD, MS.

Webinar link and call in details are as follows:  Adobe Connect link:

Call-in: 1-517-308-9396;  Toll Free 1-800-593-9975

Participant passcode: 1994980

Best regards,

The EMSC National Resource Center


Apply Now! A New History Fellowship at NLM

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine. The Fellowship supports individuals in pursuing research primarily in NLM’s Michael E. DeBakey Archives, related collections held by the NLM, and the vast range of subjects which informed, or were informed by, Michael E. DeBakey’s professional career—from surgery to health care policy, medical libraries and expanding access to medical information, medical technology to medical ethics, military medicine to veteran health, humanitarianism to international diplomacy in the medical arena. For more information. /da

Disaster Health Information for Orlando Shooting

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB  Email list:

We are all concerned about this past weekend’s mass casualty shooting in Orlando. While most of us are many miles away from the site, we all want to find ways to respond positively to this event. Thanks to Chris Burgess for sharing resources on behavioral health following incidents of mass violence from SAMSHA, the Disaster Distress Helpline, and other organizations.

We’d like to remind you that the National Library of Medicine has a multitude of resources as well, that can be shared with the general public, or with healthcare professionals treating mass casualty patients, or first responders on the scene.  If you are not actively responding to Orlando, consider sharing the resources from Chris’ email and from this one so that when/if they are needed, they will be ready to use.

Coping with Disasters, Violence, and Traumatic Events

MedlinePlus Coping with Disasters:

Searches on Disaster Lit®: the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Submitted by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS

Health Sciences Librarian

Specialized Information Services Division

Disaster Information Management Research Center


NN/LM Training Office is New Name for NTC

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

On May 1, 2016, the NLM Training Center’s name changed to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) to reflect their role in the new 5-year Cooperative Agreement with the US National Library of Medicine (NLM). The Cooperative Agreement ushers in a new era where the NTO will move the vast majority of its training online, collaborating with NLM and NN/LM to ensure broad access to continuing education designed to keep you up to date on NLM resources and maximize your contribution to your institutional missions. You can look forward to several new learning opportunities – available to you in flexible formats – on PubMed, TOXNET and other NLM resources. /ch

HealthReach webinar from MAR

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Focus on NLM Resources: HealthReach

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Noon-1:00P Eastern/11A-Noon Central/10-11A Mountain

Register at

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 materials 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

Courtesy of NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR)