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Archive for March, 2011

PubMed Health

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

PubMed Health is a new consumer health website brought to you by the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information of the National Library of Medicine). PubMed Health includes information on:
• comparative effectiveness
• diseases and conditions
• drugs and supplements
• first aid and emergencies
• healthy living and
• tests and treatments

The comparative effectiveness research is provided by the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality. The ADAM Medical Encyclopedia is the source for most of the health topics. The drug information is from the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. Information from ADAM and the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists is also available on MedlinePlus. Other sources of information on PubMed Health include InformedHealthOnline: Fact Sheets and Research Summaries from the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care and the PubMed Clinical Q & A: NCBI summaries of comparative effectiveness drug reports.

Take a look at PubMed Health at:

NIH MedlinePlus Salud

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Announcing: the Winter issue of NIH MedlinePlus Salud Magazine! NIH MedlinePlus Salud is brought to you by NIH, NLM, Friends of the NLM and the National Hispanic Medical Association. Get a free subscription. Check out the latest issue at:

March NIH News in Health

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Check out the March 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:

  • organ donation
  • multiple sclerosis
  • hot flashes
  • diabetes
  • healthy eyes

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.

Spring RAC Meeting: Please Join Us!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

You are invited to the Regional Advisory Council Meeting on April 15th to hear about new directions for our next 5 year contract.

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Our next contract will establish defined focus areas from which our programs will develop. These five focus areas Health care workforce, Healthy communities, Health literacy, HealthIT, and eScience will form the basis of our training programs and funding for all of our populations: member libraries, health professionals, consumers. Here are brief descriptions: (more…)

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