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Archive for September, 2009

NIH News in Health – September issue

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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

This edition features articles about:

  • how parents can help with school work
  • staying in touch with college bound kids
  • drinking problems and older adults
  • NIDA for kids

To request print copies free of charge for your library, doctor’s office or institution, please email or call 301-435-7489 for more information.

To recommend topics for upcoming issues or share how you use the newsletter, visit the NIH News in Health Facebook wall .

CMMC library finalist in FREDDIE Award

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

The Gerrish-True Health Sciences Library at Central Maine Medical Center’s Just Ask! DVD was selected as a finalist for the health education category of the FREDDIE Award.

Just Ask! helps persons new to the Lewiston, Auburn community of Maine learn how to navigate the local health care system and take charge of their own health. The DVD offers menu choices of Somali, Maay Maay or English soundtracks. The FREDDIE award, also known as the International Health and Medical Media Award, recognizes excellence in health media production. This is the 35th year of the award.

The Just Ask! DVD is a funded project of the NN/LM – New England Region and the CMMC Family Medicine Residency Program. The NN/LM – New England Region is very proud of the outstanding work by the CMMC library in creating and promoting the Just Ask! DVD.

Congratulations to Kathy Brunjes and Maureen Fournier, librarians at CMMC Gerrish-True Health Sciences Library!

MedlinePlus launched HealthDay TV

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

MedlinePlus launched HealthDay TV yesterday, a new multimedia feature for the health news section of the Web site. Each weekday, MedlinePlus will display a new HealthDay TV news video, covering the latest news in medical research in an easy-to-understand, consumer-friendly format. In addition to the weekday videos, a Saturday summary video will appear as a wrap-up of the previous week’s headlines. The HealthDay TV videos are only available on the English version of MedlinePlus.

Please visit the MedlinePlus News page to see the new video content.

Recording of PubMed Redesign Session

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

If you were unable to attend the PubMed Redesign Presentation online webinar, or if you would like to listen to the class again, a recording of this class is now available here:

The session was held on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

David Gillikin, Chief of NLM’s Bibliographic Services Division, reviews the draft design for the new search results page along with some explanations of coming changes in PubMed.

A question and answer session follows the presentation. This webinar is a repeat of the presentation at the NLM Online Users’ Meeting at the Medical Library Association’s annual conference in May.

This free, online class was conducted using Adobe Connect. The recording provides the session in its entirety with audio and the PowerPoint presentation.

The recording runs for approximately 49 minutes.

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