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Reminder – July 27, 2016 – NCBI Minute: Important Changes to NCBI Protocals Webinar

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

This webinar will discuss NCBI’s upcoming switch to the secure HTTPS protocol. Through this NCBI Minute, you’ll learn how this change will affect your access to NCBI pages and services, and what you should do to have a smooth transition.

Date and time: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2000297899730334722

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Any related materials will be accessible on the Webinars and Courses page; you can also learn about future webinars on this page.

* NCBI YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCBINLM

* Webinars and Courses: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml

July 27, 2016 – NCBI Minute: Important Changes to NCBI Protocals Webinar

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

This webinar will discuss NCBI’s upcoming switch to the secure HTTPS protocol. Through this NCBI Minute, you’ll learn how this change will affect your access to NCBI pages and services, and what you should do to have a smooth transition.

Date and time: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2000297899730334722

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Any related materials will be accessible on the Webinars and Courses page; you can also learn about future webinars on this page.

* NCBI YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCBINLM

* Webinars and Courses: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml

 

July 2016 NIH News in Health Now Available

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

NIH News in Health: A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

Check out the July 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 http://health.nih.gov

 

Safeguarding Our Health
Vaccines Protect Us All

We live in a time when vaccines can protect us from many of the most serious illnesses. Staying current on your shots helps you—and your neighbors—avoid getting and spreading disease. Read more about vaccines.

 

 

 

 

A Blurry Worldview
Understanding Myopia

Blurry distant vision is the main symptom of myopia, a condition that affects about a third of American adults. If you have myopia, you’ll have trouble seeing things far away, but you’ll be able to see nearby things clearly. Read more about myopia.

 

 

 

 

 

Health Capsules

 

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Changes to MedlinePlus

Friday, July 1st, 2016

On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, the MedlinePlus team will update the domain to “medlineplus.gov” for all page URLs on the English and Spanish MedlinePlus sites, including health topic pages, drug monographs and encyclopedia articles.

For example, the URL for the English health topic page “Asthma” will change from

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthma.html

to

https://medlineplus.gov/asthma.html

The URL for the Spanish health topic page “Asthma” will change from

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/asthma.html

to

https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/asthma.html

The old URLs will automatically redirect to the new URLs for the foreseeable future. However, we suggest updating your pages to point to medlineplus.gov and medlineplus.gov/spanish concurrent with this update.

This update does not change the site contents or design.

For questions regarding this update, please contact the MedlinePlus support team via their online form.

 

Reflections on the National Library of Medicine’s Georgia Bioinformatics Course

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

By Francisco J. Fajardo, Clinical Engagement Librarian; Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Medical Library, Miami FL.

Contact Frank at: francisco.fajardo@fiu.edu

After a short flight to Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Brenda Seago and staff at Augusta University greeted participants before embarking on a drive to the Brasstown Valley Resort located in Young Harris, Georgia. This quiet setting in the North Georgia Mountains provided the perfect atmosphere for an intensive weeklong course in biomedical informatics. Some of highlighted topics (familiar to librarians) included disaster informatics, NLM resources, controlled vocabularies, genomics, and electronic medical records. The top researchers in these fields facilitated all the workshops, which provided excellent discussion and supplemental materials to the participants.

The course is an excellent way to immerse yourself into the field and learn from experts. One particular workshop I enjoyed was the Clinical Research Informatics workshop, taught by the creator of the REDCap Research Electronic Data Capture program, Dr. Paul Harris, PhD. Dr. Harris presented on the uses of this software in clinical research and data management in the health sciences. I thought this was a useful tool when working with clinical staff. Attendees then had a hands-on workshop using the software. We participated in many other hands-on workshops in the evenings throughout the week that included exercises in information retrieval, big data, cloud computing, and the future of informatics in other fields.

The selected participants came from a diverse pool of applicants. Among the 26 selected, you have librarians, physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, and researchers with varying years of experience in their fields. This group grew closer as the week passed while enjoying the surroundings of this mountain resort. Between these workshops, the group was treated to great food and hospitality by staff. It was a great opportunity to network with other professionals and bring back skills to your institution.

For more information regarding this program, please visit: http://www.augusta.edu/library/greenblatt/informaticscourse/.

Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340-01 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.