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Archive for June, 2010

Health Insurance and Access to Care Knowledge Path

Friday, June 25th, 2010

The Maternal and Child Health Library released a new edition of the knowledge path, Health Insurance and Access to Care for Children and Adolescents.  The knowledge path points to resources that analyze data, describe effective programs, and report on policy and research aimed at advancing health coverage and improving health care access for children and adolescents. Emphasis is placed on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Separate sections present resources for professionals (health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers) and for families. A special topics section points to resources that address health reform, outreach and enrollment, and school-based and school-linked care. View the path online at Knowledge paths on other maternal and child health (MCH) topics are available at .

NIH News in Health – June Issue

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Check out the June 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:

  • eating well, staying active
  • when menopause symptoms come too early
  • patient genome reveals health risks
  • chronic kidney disease

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. Or, print the PDF.

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

New App for WISER

Friday, June 25th, 2010
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce that WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders), is now available as an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch (  WISER is also compatible with the iPad.
WISER is s a tool to assist emergency responders with hazardous material (hazmat) incidents.   WISER provides a wide range of information on chemical, biological, and radiological agents, including substance identification, physical characteristics, human health and emergency medical treatment information, and containment and suppression assistance.
Content and functionality of this application will be enhanced in the coming months and a WISER for Blackberry version also is coming soon.
WISER is also available as a standalone application for Microsoft Windows PCs, Windows Mobile devices, Palm OS PDAs and via the Web as  WebWISER (,  See the WISER home page ( for more information.
Notices of WISER updates and news are available by joining the WISER e-mail list  ( ).  

New App for Health Hotlines

Friday, June 25th, 2010

New App for Health Hotlines NLM’s Health Hotlines is now available as an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch ( Health Hotlines is also compatible with the iPad. Health Hotlines is a compilation of organizations with toll-free telephone numbers to assist the public in locating health-related information. It is derived from DIRLINE, NLM’s Directory of Information Resources Online, which contains descriptions of almost 9,000 health and biomedical organizations and resources. Some of the subject areas included in Health Hotlines are AIDS, cancer, diseases and disorders, maternal and child health, aging, substance abuse, disabilities and mental health. Health Hotlines is also available on the NLM’s Web site

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