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Affordable Care Act – Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 1

At the 2013  American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and WebJunction, a program of OCLC, to assure that librarians have the information and connections with local expertsContinue reading “Affordable Care Act – Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 1”

New App for Accessing the National Library of Medicine’s FREE Mobile Resources

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library recently released a mobile app that is intended to serve as the authoritative guide to all of their mobile resources.  You can use this app to find information about health topics, prescription drugs and more. The best part about this app is that allContinue reading “New App for Accessing the National Library of Medicine’s FREE Mobile Resources”

Mobile Version of Drug Information Portal

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Drug Information Portal is now available for mobile devices. This mobile optimized web site covers over 32,000 drugs and provides descriptions, drug names, pharmaceutical categories, and structural diagrams.  Each record also features information links to 19 other resources including NLM PubMed, NLM LactMed, and Drugs@FDA.

Redesigned Web & Mobile Versions of Haz-Map

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) has released redesigned web and mobile versions of Haz-Map ( The new design adapts to web browsers on desktop computers, laptops, and tablets, as well as mobile browsers on smart phones, such as iPhones, Android and Blackberry phones. Haz-Map is an occupational healthContinue reading “Redesigned Web & Mobile Versions of Haz-Map”

American FactFinder

American FactFinder provides access to the population, housing and economic data collected by the Census Bureau.  You can find information from the 2000 and 2010 Census, American Community Surveys (ACS), Population Estimates and the Economic Census and Surveys. Some of the data from these programs may not be available for rural communities.  Information on PuertoContinue reading “American FactFinder”

NLM Announces New Look for NIHSeniorHealth

In March, the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) released a redesigned version of NIHSeniorHealth, the National Institutes of Health consumer health Web site for older adults, launched in 2002. The redesign improves usability and modernizes the appearance throughout the site. Changes incorporate user feedback about the site as wellContinue reading “NLM Announces New Look for NIHSeniorHealth”

National Public Health Week

State, local and federal health officials from across the county unite this week to celebrate National Public Health Week (April 2-8), an annual health observance aimed at educating the public, policy-makers and the public health community about critical public health challenges facing the nation. To learn more go to

National Library of Medicine Announces Expansion of PubMed Health

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, announces the expansion of the information available from PubMed Health (, which provides integrated access to 18,000 clinical effectiveness reviews. PubMed Health organizes these clinical effectiveness research results, including full texts as well as summaryContinue reading “National Library of Medicine Announces Expansion of PubMed Health”