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Archive for January, 2006

New U.S.-Mexico Border Health Site

Friday, January 27th, 2006

This new U.S.-Mexico Border Health web site includes information on sources of health funding, grant-writing for health projects, health topics, links to health agencies in each border state, an overview of federal activities, and a searchable resource database.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded the site, which was created and will be administered by the University of North Dakota’s Rural Assistance Center (RAC). The RAC is housed in the Center for Rural Health at UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences and is operated in partnership with the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI).

New Funding Opportunity Resource

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Librarians Pam MacKellar and Stephanie Gerding have created a free resource for finding library grant and award opportunities: the Library Grants Blog.

Pew Internet & American Life: The Strength of Internet Ties

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

A new Pew & American Life report has been released: The Strength of Internet Ties. The report looks at how the Internet aids users in establishing and building social networks and supports major decisionmaking. Discussion includes usage of the Internet in making healthcare decisions and finding health information for family members and friends.

New African-American Health Resource

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

The only nationally syndicated radio program targeting African- American health issues — Journey To Wellness — has unveiled a new website — This new online health magazine and community is designed to provide credible health information for African-Americans in a consumer-friendly format. (more…)

Beyond Algorithms: A Librarian’s Guide to Finding Web Sites You Can Trust

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

In the second issue of the new Google’s Newsletter for Librarians, Karen G. Schneider, Director of Librarians’ Internet Index (LII) writes an article on evaluation of search results, written for information professionals.

Beyond Algorithms: A Librarian’s Guide to Finding Web Sites You Can Trust

National Public Health Week

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

National Public Health Week (NPHW)was designed to foster the building of healthier communities and awareness of public health issues around the country. This year the observance of NPHW is April 3-9. The focus of National Public Health Week 2006 will be on children and the built environment. The tagline is “Designing Healthy Communities: Raising Healthy Kids.” (more…)

MedlinePlus has Herbal and Supplement Information

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

MedlinePlus now has over 100 herbal and supplement monographs in English and Spanish from Natural Standard. Natural Standard is an evidence-based, peer-reviewed collection of information on alternative treatments. Each monograph includes a table of uses of the supplement based on scientific evidence. (more…)

Environmental Health Concerns on the Farm: The Newest Neighborhood for Tox Town

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

A Farm neighborhood is the newest addition to Tox Town, a Web-based introduction to environmental health risks and toxic chemicals. Tox Town,, invites visitors to explore a farm to learn about environmental health issues related to agricultural waste, drinking water quality, air pollution, pests, and farm animals. (more…)

Global Data on TB, HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Others

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released which provides country data on a variety of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and emerging health issues such as avian flu.

Google Scholar PubMed Citations Several Months Behind

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

An update on an earlier posting: Google Scholar is a Full Year Late Indexing PubMed Content. Rita Vine, author of the Sitelines blog, has updated her research and discovered that Google Scholar is still several months behind in including PubMed citations.

Google Scholar gets better at indexing PubMed content, but it’s still several months behind.