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NIH News in Health, August issue

NIH News in Health

Check out the August issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark
 Nose What Your Nose Knows
Sense of Smell and Your Health

Your ability to smell plays a key role in your health, including your diet and nutrition, physical well-being, and everyday safety. Read more about your sense of smell.
 psoriasis Spotlight on Psoriasis
Preventing Patches of Itchy, Sore Skin

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that’s usually recognized by itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. There’s currently no cure, but treatment often helps. Read more about psoriasis.

Health Capsules:

Arthritis Mechanisms May Vary by Joint

Help Young Kids Become Lifelong Learners

Featured Website: GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery


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NLM Resources for Nurses Videos

[Forwarded from NLM]

Does your library serve nurses or nursing students?

If so, then check out the latest videos from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM):

NLM Resources for Nurses: Research

In less than four minutes learn about 15 different resources—all free, reliable and online—to support nursing research and promote quality health outcomes.

NLM Resources for Nurses: Patient Education

In only 2 ½ minutes learn about 11 different resources—all free, reliable and online—to help patients and their families learn more about diseases, disorders, conditions, and treatments.

And once you’ve watched it, please share this video with your colleagues, patrons, and students. Information like this wants to be shared!

Want more videos on quality health resources? Subscribe to the NLM YouTube Channel.

NLM is the world’s largest medical library, and millions of scientists, health professionals, and members of the public use NLM services every day. You should, too.






Hope, Healing and the ADA: New Perceptions on Mental Health

[Announcement from the New England ADA Center]

Hope, Healing and the ADA: New Perceptions on Mental Health
In Recognition of the 26th Anniversary of the ADA,
Join us for Ice Cream and Discussion with Oryx Cohen
of the Empowerment Center and Co-Producer of “Healing Voices”

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
200 Portland St. Boston, MA 02114
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

26 years after the passage of the ADA it is clear that people with mental health and substance use issues are still far from a central concern in considering who has rights and who has responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It might be the right time and place to revitalize attention to integrating people with mental health and substance use conditions into the promise of the ADA

Free and open to the public.

View the Healing Voices movie trailer.

RSVP to Stacy Hart, New England ADA Center, at 800-949-4232 or

Please submit accommodation requests by Thursday, August 4th.

HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: Surveying the NER


PRINCETON, NJ (July 18, 2016)— All member hospital libraries in the NN/LM’s New England Region (NER) should have received an email from Robert Mackes of the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) and their Group Licensing Initiative (GLI). The GLI is interested in gathering opinions via a very basic survey.

The NER has invited the HSLANJ GLI to expand participation in the Group Licensing Initiative to the entire New England Region. This will allow for greater participation and additional leverage in negotiating the lowest pricing possible for quality electronic resources. Participation in the Group Licensing Initiative is planned for the NER beginning in the spring of 2017.

The NN/LM Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) and Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) fully recognize and endorse the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative as the lead organization capable of assisting libraries in their efforts to utilize multi-dimensional electronic resources. More than 125 libraries in the MAR and SE/A regularly participate.

Background: HSLANJ is a non-profit organization with the goals of encouraging the professional development and advancement of librarianship and improving the quality of library services provided by health care organizations in New Jersey and was founded in 1972.

In 2002, HSLANJ launched an innovative, ground-breaking program, the Group Licensing Initiative (GLI), which researches, approves and establishes relationships with vendors of electronic resources, negotiating all pricing and assisting participants with licensing needs.

NER Librarians: Please check your email for a link to the HSLANJ GLI’s survey and please complete it at your convenience. There are less than 15 questions. Participating in the survey does not obligate you to participate in the Group Licensing Initiative.

If you did not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact:

Robert Mackes, MLS, AHIP
HSLANJ Executive Director
GLI Project Manager

This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

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