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Archive for February, 2008

February NIH News in Health

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

The February issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest National Institutes of Health research, is now online at In this issue:

Preventing Cancer: Learn How to Lower Your Risk
If you think there’s nothing you can do to prevent cancer, you’d be wrong. Learn about the steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk.
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Soothing the Sting of Shingles: When a Childhood Virus Comes Back to Bite You
Even when chickenpox is gone, the virus that causes it stays with you for life, hidden and inactive in your nerve cells. As you get older, the virus may make a second, unwelcome appearance and cause a painful disease called shingles.
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Health Capsules (

  • Brain Injuries and PTSD Risk
  • Sealing Out Tooth Decay
  • Featured Web Site: My Family Health Portrait

You can also click here to download a PDF version for printing:

Please pass the word on to your colleagues about The NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just contact us for more information.

Harrison Wein

Harrison Wein, Ph.D., Writer/Editor
National Institutes of Health
Office of the Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
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DOCLINE 3.3 Release

Monday, February 4th, 2008

The National Library of Medicine announces the upcoming release of DOCLINE 3.3 currently scheduled for the morning of Sunday, February 10, 2008. We anticipate DOCLINE and Loansome Doc will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours while we release the latest versions of DOCLINE and Loansome Doc.

DOCLINE 3.3 Release Notes can be viewed at:

Highlights of the release include:

1. Added ability for lenders to receive email notification of new Normal, Rush, and/or Urgent Patient Care requests routed to them.

2. Revised the user interface for the requesting and viewing of serial holdings reports.

3. Within DOCLINE institution record, allow libraries to request their library be set “Inactive” during extended staff absence due to vacation or special circumstances. The new feature provides a more efficient mechanism for your Regional Medical Library to review and process Out of Office requests.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award

Friday, February 1st, 2008

The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Award recognizes exemplary partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions that build on each other’s strengths to improve higher education, civic engagement, and the overall health of communities.

The intent of the CCPH Award is to highlight the power and potential of community-campus partnerships. Through the CCPH Award we seek to recognize community-campus partnerships that:

* Others can aspire to
* Embody the CCPH principles (
* Pursue multiple community-campus partnership strategies
* Involve a full range of partners
* Achieve significant outcomes that go beyond a process or a single event


Nominations for the 2008 CCPH Annual Award are due February 12, 2008. Click here for the Call for Nominations:

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