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Archive for 2009

MedlinePlus Salud Fall Edition

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

From MedlinePlus NWS listserv

Since we know you are interested in MedlinePlus health information, we wanted to let you know that the
latest issue of our magazine NIH MedlinePlus Salud is now available.

Written in both English and Spanish, Salud was created to address the specific health needs of the growing Hispanic population in the U.S. In every issue of Salud you’ll find information you can use to keep you and your family healthy, including links to MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español, NLM’s consumer health web sites.

If you would like to receive an email whenever a new issue is published, subscribe here.

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia – Patient Instructions

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

From NLM e-clips

MedlinePlus has released a new version of the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia that includes approximately 400 new Patient Instruction pages, covering pre-operative information and instructions, discharge instructions, self-care instructions and questions to ask your doctor.

The Patient Instruction pages are available in both English and Spanish, and you will be able to find them in the MedlinePlus search engine and A-Z index pages for the encyclopedia. Additionally, you will see links to related Patient Instructions in the sidebar of many encyclopedia articles.

Health Information Literacy Webinar

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Date: December 11, 2009
Time: 11 AM – 12 PM

The New England Regional Medical Library presents Jean Shipman, Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, who will review the Medical Library Association’s Health Information Literacy Research Project that was funded by the National Library of Medicine. She will share how this two-year project has helped to educate health care providers about the key role medical librarians can play with improving their institution’s health literacy efforts in addition to how results of the project have been disseminated.

Register here.

E-Science Symposium for Librarians

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Posted on behalf of Donna Kafel

The date for the second University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium has been set for April 7, 2010.  See the announcement. Librarians working with e-Science are invited to submit an abstract for the poster session at the symposium. Check out the Call for Participation. This symposium is one of a series of University of Massachusetts E-Science initiatives for librarians.

The E-Science Symposium is funded in part by the NN/LM New England Region.

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