Musings on MeSH

3 months 3 weeks ago
Around here, January is MeSH Month. It’s when NLM and NNLM staff highlight the new and updated MeSH terminology, offer training on how your PubMed searches may be affected by the MeSH updates, and answer your MeSH and indexing questions. Mark your calendar for our 2024 sessions – if you use PubMed, you won’t want to... Read More »
Erica Lake

Nursing Continuing Education Credit is Now Available from NNLM!

3 months 4 weeks ago
Good news for nurses! We heard your feedback that offering continuing education credit would make our classes more valuable to you, and we’ve made some changes as a result. NNLM now offers CNE for three on-demand classes: PubMed Essentials Health Literacy On-Demand Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information  These courses... Read More »
Nora Barnett

December 2023 NNLM Reading Club: Year in Review

4 months 1 week ago
This month the NNLM Reading Club is highlighting three award winning best sellers that were extremely popular this year in book clubs. The books cover a variety of health related topics. We know that reading can get us thinking about new topics and discussing health can improve health literacy, especially when paired with trustworthy health... Read More »
Miles Dietz-Castel

Rock the Ribbon for World AIDS Day

4 months 2 weeks ago
December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for everyone. Why is World AIDS Day important? An estimated 38 million live with the virus, and more than 35 million have died of HIV/AIDS. People with HIV can expect to live a long and healthy life. We have tools to stop HIV transmission. Unfortunately, HIV continues... Read More »
Jacqueline Leskovec

Owner of a Lonely Heart *

4 months 3 weeks ago
The U.S. Surgeon General recently issued an 81-page advisory called Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation. COVID made our country acutely aware of living virtually while securely tucked away for months on end “social distancing.” From shopping online to working at home, technology enabled us to become less dependent on physical support structures. In his... Read More »
Darlene Kaskie

Join us for the NNLM Book Discussion! Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg

5 months ago
Join us for the NNLM Book Discussion! From November 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024, we will delve into Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg. This book explores the environmental determinants of health, one of the NNLM initiatives. You can grab... Read More »
Bobbi Newman

Caregiving is Caring for Yourself and Others

5 months 1 week ago
Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers. Who is a caregiver? Have you provided care for a child or an elderly parent, or offered respite... Read More »
Darlene Kaskie

November is National Diabetes Month

5 months 1 week ago
November is National Diabetes Month Whether you’re a diabetes patient, a friend or family member of someone with diabetes, a health professional, librarian, or just curious to learn more about diabetes, we hope you’ll find the following list of resources useful.  It includes information about diabetes, tools for self management, tips for preventing complications, and... Read More »
Nora Barnett

Join NNLM on National Rural Health Day

5 months 2 weeks ago
Since 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health has observed National Rural Health Day on the third Thursday in November. It is a time to celebrate the “power of rural” and highlight the work being done to reduce health care disparities in rural communities. This year, National Rural Health Day falls on... Read More »
Erica Lake

November 2023 NNLM Reading Club: Diabetes

5 months 2 weeks ago
November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. The NNLM Reading Club has selected three books to help discuss the topic and share information to learn more about the disease. Needles: a memoir of growing up with diabetes by Andie Dominick Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes,... Read More »
Miles Dietz-Castel

Disclaimer Changes for NLM Products

5 months 2 weeks ago
Perhaps you spotted the recent changes NLM made to the way it displays disclaimer information in their products like PubMed and PubMed Central? These changes were made to help clarify NLM’s relationship to the content it collects and archives. The disclaimer pages, like this one for PubMed, were added in 2021 and the content of... Read More »
Erica Lake

Why You Should Get Your Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)

5 months 3 weeks ago
Staying updated with the latest information is crucial for librarians and health professionals. This blog post will explore the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) and why it’s a valuable credential for public librarians. Earning your CHIS will help you better assist patrons in finding credible health information. This improves the quality of service and builds... Read More »
Bobbi Newman
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3 months 1 week ago
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