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Archive for December, 2008

December NIH News in Health now online

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

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

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas: Get Creative, Stay Healthy
We all know how hard it is to stay healthy over the holidays. This year, don’t be part of the problem. Here are some gift ideas to help your family and friends be more, not less, healthy.

Cold Fingers and Toes? It Might Be Raynaud’s
When the temperature drops this winter, it’s normal to feel it most in your fingers, toes, ears and nose. But if your fingers and toes regularly turn bluish or white when the temperature dips even slightly, or if they often feel numb or painful or turn red and tingle when you’re stressed or cold, it may be a sign you have something called Raynaud’s disease.

Health Capsules:
•    Warm Hands, Warm Feelings
•    New Alzheimer’s Book Published
•    Featured Web Site: Herbs at a Glance

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.

Please pass the word on to your colleagues about the NIH News in Health.  A limited number of print copies are available free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics.  Just email or call 301-435-7489 for more information.

Calculating Your Library’s Value – Online Presentation Dec. 8

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Join a demonstration of the Valuing Library Services and Cost Benefit/Return On Investment Calculators on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 2pm Eastern Time, 1pm Central. Barb Jones and Betsy Kelly from the MidContinental Region, NN/LM will reprise their MLA presentation on these tools to enable health science librarians to determine the return on investment and cost benefit of their libraries and services. Come with some numbers to discuss how you can use the online calculators to show the value your library brings to your institution.

To participate, come to this url:

This demonstration will be held via Adobe Connect. If you have not used Adobe Connect before, feel free to log into the site in advance. The system might want to install an Adobe Connect plugin, and if it does, you should allow it. When the meeting begins, the system will normally ask you for your phone number and then call it so that you can hear the audio and participate in the discussion. If the system does not call your phone, join us using this toll-free number: 1-866-548-4716, Participant Code: 243436.

For an advance peek at these great calculator tools, go to and and see how you might be able to express your value in monetary terms!

This session is hosted by the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center. If you have any questions, contact Susan Barnes at or Cindy Olney at