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Archive for May, 2013

May Issue of NIH News in Health Available Online

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

activities causing concussionsCheck out the May Issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:


A Bang to the Brain: What We Know About Concussions – Concussions are a type of mild brain injury, but they need to be taken seriously. Learn to recognize the causes and symptoms of concussion, and take steps to prevent head injuries.

On Sound Footing: The Health of Your Feet – Your feet are pretty small, considering they have to support the entire height and weight of your body. But they can cause big problems. So take steps to keep your feet healthy!

Health Capsules:

2013/2014 Hospital Library Promotion Award Recipient

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Health Professionals at computer

Congratulations to Leta Dannelley, from CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Corpus Christi TX,  recipient of the NN/LM SCR Hospital Library Promotion Award!

Project Title: The Health Sciences Library – A Hidden Treasure Revealed

This project will increase awareness of the Health Sciences Library at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System through a promotional campaign of library services. This campaign will include the creation of a video for new physician, resident, medical student and new associate orientation; designing a library web page to connect patrons with library resources via the intranet; and taking the “show on the road” to six hospitals.

Read about previous years’ funded projects.




2013/2014 Professional Development Awardees

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013


Congratulations to the 2013 /2014 NN/LM SCR Professional Development Awardees:

Awardee: Carolyn Bridgewater
Institution: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans
Conference: American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition

Awardee: Stephanie Cheramie
Institution: Lafourche Public Library, Thibodaux LA
Conference: American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition

Awardee: Lisa Huang
Institution: Collin College, Denton TX
Conference: First Science Boot Camp for Libraries in the West

Awardee: Joanne Romano
Institution: The TMC Library, Houston TX
Conference: First Science Boot Camp for Libraries in the West

Spring Issue of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Now Available

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

MedlinePlus magazineThe Spring 2013 issue of NIH MedlinePlus, the magazine, is now available online. Feature articles include:

  • Researching and Reducing the Health Burden of Stroke
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Managing Allergies
  • Spotlight on NIH Research: What Do Fats Do in the Body?

Featuring reliable up-to-date health information and the latest news from NIH-supported research, NIH MedlinePlus magazine is available free of charge. Get an email alert or free print subscription.