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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Free Moodle Class: Beyond Our Borders

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) invites you to this 3 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

January 23 – February 10, 2016

Class Description: This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

This class has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association for each part and is eligible for MLA Level I and Level II CHIS.

Register: https://nnlm.gov/class/beyond-our-borders-providing-multilingual-and-multicultural-health-information/6741

Monthly Disaster Information Specialization Webinar: Updated and Enhanced Online Disaster Health Information Training Classes

WHEN:  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC and SPEAKERS:  Representatives from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center will show you how you can access newly updated, self-paced, online courses that introduce you to sources of critical disaster health information and get you on your way toward becoming a Disaster Information Specialist.

LOGIN:

Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee2f46ef546b230f8ce2ae10afc481874

Event Password: 1234

Audio conference information
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When you log in, you will be given a choice of Audio Connections. We suggesting using the “Call Using the Computer” (VOIP) option to participate in the webinar.

If you cannot use VOIP option:

Select “Call Me” to receive a call back and provide your phone number.
OR Select “I Will Call In” and enter the number below and then the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
Access code: 627 371 296

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.

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If you are in the area you can attend the meeting in person at our offices at 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD, Suite 510 Park in the visitor’s parking lot (we will validate your parking), walk to the middle building (Democracy Two) and take the elevator to the 5th floor.

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine

ABOUT: We should call this class “Around the NLM Clinical World in 90 minutes!” This webinar provides an introduction to nearly a dozen resources, including drug information, genetics information, clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based practice tools, and patient education. Participants who attend the webinar and complete a searching exercise will receive 3 MLA CE.

Webinar: January 13, 2017 noon – 1:30 pm ET

Exercise due January 27, 2017

Register

Tox Town Gets a Facelift for 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

January NIH News in Health Now Available

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 January 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

Pregnancy and Beyond
Make Healthy Choices for Yourself and Your Baby

When you’re expecting, you can take steps to keep yourself and your baby healthy throughout pregnancy, and after.
Read more about healthy pregnancy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Spot and Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis
When the Clot Thickens

A blood clot deep in your leg may cause pain, swelling, and more dangerous conditions. Take steps to reduce your chances of a blood clot forming in your veins, and learn about treatment options.
Read more about deep vein thrombosis.

 

 

 

 

Health Capsules

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Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

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