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An Easier Way to Search Clinical Trials: Try the Beta Version of

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

An Easier Way to Search Clinical Trials: Try the Beta Version of

Health outreach professionals can help patients find relevant clinical trials in a quicker, more efficient manner through the beta version of, which can be tested now at The beta version of offers improved features including:

Default Search with Fielded Search Options – The default search form now includes separate search fields for Condition/Disease, Intervention/Treatment, Other Terms, US State, and Country.
Search Result Filters – Filter studies by status, such as “Recruiting” or “Completed”. Also filter by study type, study results, study phase, or funder type.
Show/Hide Columns – Choose which columns to display in the search results table.
Saved Studies – Use a checkbox to add studies of interest to a “Saved Studies” list.

The new beta version of accesses the same data as the current operational version of You can provide feedback about the beta version of the site by choosing the Give us feedback link in the upper right corner of the beta homepage.

Learn more about the beta version of


February NIH News in Health Now Available

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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 February 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

Do Social Ties Affect Our Health?
Exploring the Biology of Relationships

Learn how your relationships with others can influence your biology and well-being.
Read more about social ties and your health.





The Power of Your Pancreas
Keep Your Digestive Juices Flowing

Your pancreas produces digestive juices and hormones that help you benefit from the food you eat.
Read more about how to keep your pancreas working properly.







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Request for Nominees: 2017 DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine ( seek nominations for this year’s Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award.


  • Nominees must be currently employed as a health sciences librarian and have worked in such a position for at least five years immediately preceding the award.
  • The nomination may be made for contributions by the librarian as demonstrated by excellence and achievement in leadership, publications, teaching, research, special projects or any combination of these.
  • Nominations must be in writing and contain at least the following elements:
    • The official nomination form (
    • A precise description of the nominee’s achievements, no more than 5 pages please
    • A current resume or curriculum vitae
    • Any additional information that would assist the jury in the evaluation of the nomination and selection of the recipient. Please include no more than ten extra pages.
  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
  • All nominations must be received by May 1, 2017 via mail, fax, or email (details below):

Mail to:

Friends of the National Library of Medicine

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 500

Bethesda, MD 20814


Fax: 301-657-1296

Prepare for Winter Weather Emergencies with NLM

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Don’t get caught out in the cold! You can prepare for snow, freezing temperatures, and other winter weather emergencies by using the following tools from National Library of Medicine (NLM) to learn and teach others about winter weather preparedness:

  • Winter Weather Topics on MedlinePlus: MedlinePlus, which offers reliable consumer health information and resources curated by experts from NLM, has a number of Health Topics pages related to winter weather preparedness, including Winter Weather EmergenciesFrostbite, and Hypothermia.  You can also learn through the Medical Encyclopedia on MedlinePlus how to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Multilingual Information on Winter Weather: The Winter Storms and Extreme Cold page on HealthReach offers a one-page handout in five different languages (English, Arabic, Bosnian, Somali, and Spanish) educating people about how to stay safe during winter storms and extreme cold.  The information is also available in all five languages in video or audio formats.
  • Winter Weather Safety Information on Disaster Lit: Find public health documents related to winter weather through the Disaster Lit database, including guideline/assessment tools, reports, and informational websites.

Tox Town Gets a Facelift for 2017

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Tox Town has upped its game in 2017 with an updated and easier to navigate homepage and new color scheme. Engaging photo-realistic neighborhoods are now programmed with HTML 5 so you can easily view the site on your computer and hand held devices. Come explore our neighborhoods where you will find the same trusted information you have come to expect from Tox Town.

Tox Town Homepage

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

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