PNR Rendezvous webinar December 14
When: Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time, Noon –  1:00pm Alaska Time, 2:00 – 3:00pm Mountain Time “Full Circle: Update on an Integrated EBM Instructional Model for First and Second Year Medical Students” This webinar will be an update regarding the progress finalizing the EBM module created for 1st and 2nd year Integrated Case Studies classes of Bastyr’s Naturopathic Medicine program. Discussed will be the “healing effects” of standardized assignments and grading rubrics, improvements to the quarter-to-quarter flow and consequent reductions in workload (t...
Source: Dragonfly - December 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Updated Online CE ’s Now Available for the Disaster Information Specialization
From the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Do you have some down time as 2016 comes to a close? Or maybe you made a resolution way back in January that you would learn something new this year?  We have a suggestion for how to end 2016 with a flourish! The NLM Basic Level Courses for the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization have all been updated to a new online web-based tutorial format. The courses are self-paced, interactive, and offered at no cost. When you complete all 15 hours of the courses, you are eligible to earn a Basic Level certificate in Disaster Informatio...
Source: Dragonfly - December 6, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Emergency Preparedness News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

National Influenza Vaccination Week
What is the best way to reduce the risk of the flu? That’s right, getting the flu vaccine is the easiest and best way to prevent the flu and its complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) everyone 6 months and older should receive an annual flu shot. Some people are at greater risk of flu related complications than others. This includes children younger than age 5 and adults 65 and older. Those who have certain medical conditions such as heart disease, liver disease, and blood disorders. Go to the CDC to see the full list of ages and health issues of those who are at increas...
Source: Dragonfly - December 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Public Health Source Type: news

Aim for Excellence!
Remember, Dec. 31 is the deadline for MLA’s Medical Librarian’s Month contest! October is National Medical Librarians Month Library services and quality health information can reduce hospital costs, length of stay, changes in diagnosis and clinical decision making, and improve patient outcomes. Find out how librarians can improve your organization’s standard of care. This year’s theme for Medical Librarians Month is “Aim for Excellence.” Medical librarians add skill and value to have a positive impact on their institutions. Members of the Medical Library Association (MLA) may reques...
Source: Dragonfly - November 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap
Join us in the new Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) Idea Incubator Space on the second floor of the University of Washington Health Sciences Library to watch the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) online Webinar, “Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap.” The one hour webinar starts at 11:00 am Pacific Time on December 7, 2016. “This webinar will begin with a short description of best practices for consideration in any research data collection/management plan. Once this information is covered, the webinar will transition to a demonstration and...
Source: Dragonfly - November 21, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

My Family Health Portrait
Do you know your family’s health history? Did you know that gathering information about your family health history is an important screening tool to evaluate genetic risks? Knowing your family’s health history can help you become more engaged in your health and the health of your family. It can also be a way for you to increase your knowledge regarding genetics which is starting to enter mainstream healthcare. Every year since 2004 the Surgeon General has declared National Family Health History Day on Thanksgiving which is November 24th this year. It is a time when many families gather and a perfect chance...
Source: Dragonfly - November 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

MedlinePlus Text Messaging Campaign on Holiday Mental Health
Anxiety, depression, and stress can be experienced at any time of the year but the holiday season can be especially taxing with added expectations and demands. How to cope with these emotional challenges? The National Library of Medicine has launched a MedlinePlus text messaging campaign on holiday mental health. Users that sign-up for the campaign will receive 3 text messages per week through the holidays on mental health support, such as managing anxiety, coping with depression, and preventing stress during the holiday season. Subscribe now by texting MP Health to 468311 or by signing-up online: http://bit.ly/2...
Source: Dragonfly - November 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Source Type: news

There is Still Time to Apply for 2016 Funding Opportunities from the PNR
“connect“”(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by katypang If you have an idea about improving health equity in your community or enhancing information services in your organization, the NN/LM PNR wants to help! We now have four funding opportunities, including a NEW Community Health Outreach award, the Health Sciences Library Partnership award and the Technology Improvement award.  Applications for these types of projects will be funded on a first come, first serve basis, until December 9, 2016. However, please let us know you intend to apply at least 2 weeks before you submit, so we can get r...
Source: Dragonfly - November 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

LGBT Elder Health is next PNR Rendezvous topic
The next PNR Rendezvous webinar will be on the topic of LGBT elder health. LGBT individuals encompass all races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes. It is difficult to estimate the number of LGBT individuals and their health needs. [Healthy People 2020] While much of the media is focused on LGBT youth or transgender populations, LGBT elders also experience health disparities arising largely from societal stigma and institutional discrimination. This webinar is an overview of the health disparities experienced by LGBT elder populations. The webinar will look at the unique challenges related to accessing high-qual...
Source: Dragonfly - November 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance is Here!
News from the Partnership Center of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The fourth Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace has begun. Americans are able to visit HealthCare.gov to shop for and enroll in an affordable health plan for 2017.  In launching open enrollment, HHS Secretary Burwell commented, “This Open Enrollment, we’re encouraging every American who might need coverage to visit HealthCare.gov, where they’ll find options for affordable health insurance. This year, the vast majority of consumers will qualify for tax credits that help keep coverage affordable, and it&rs...
Source: Dragonfly - November 6, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

National Family Caregivers Month
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Caregivers provide a much needed service. According to a report by Indiana University, these informal caregivers provide a service that saves Medicare $375 billion dollars a year. The statistics are staggering regarding caregivers in the last few years. The following statistics are from the  National Alliance for Caregiving website: Approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months. [National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (2015). Caregiving in the U.S.] About 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to a...
Source: Dragonfly - November 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Partners, November 1
When: Tuesday, November 1 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00 PM Mountain Time How: Connection is through WebEx at  https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t8c88e862681e7156650006944dc7e5a6 Andrea Ball and Joanne Rich, librarians at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, will present about recording interviews and lectures and creating interactive modules to expand the reach of the library’s instruction to more patrons. Noel Nicolai, Library Resource/Research Coordinator for Education for Pullman Regional Hospital  and Becky Highfill, Grants Manager with P...
Source: Dragonfly - October 27, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from Network Members Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Your Role in the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program
Last month, on the PNR Rendezvous, the guest speaker was Malia Fullerton, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the UW Departments of Epidemiology and Genome Sciences, who informed the audience in regards to the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. This program has since been renamed the All of Us Research Program. The name reflects how All of Us will come together to change the future of health care. Many in the general public may not know much or anything about the Pre...
Source: Dragonfly - October 26, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Welcome Ann Madhavan and Ann Glusker to the Regional Medical Library
The Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce two new librarians joining the RML: Ann Madhavan, MSLIS and Ann Glusker, MLIS, MPH, PhD. Ann Madhavan Ann Glusker Both will serve the NN/LM PNR in Research & Data Coordinator positions to promote equitable access to health information and effective management and use of data. Each position will provide learning opportunities for diverse types of librarians, researchers, pubic heath workforce, and partner organizations in the Pacific Northwest Region about research data management and data literacy. Ann Madhavan, who joins the RML on Tue...
Source: Dragonfly - October 24, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Partners webinar
When: Wednesday, October 26 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00 PM Mountain Time How: Connection is through WebEx https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t8c88e862681e7156650006944dc7e5a6 PNR Partners is a webinar to feature the work of members who have received funding from the PNR. Each presenter has an opportunity to speak about the great work they have done and offer their tips. If you are considering a health program or service you may want to attend to have the opportunity to ask questions.  PNR has announced new funding opportunities and the deadline is approaching. October 26, we will fea...
Source: Dragonfly - October 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding Training & Education Source Type: news

Recruitment of the 2017-2018 NLM Associate Fellows
Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland When: September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018 Stipend: $53,435; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library sci...
Source: Dragonfly - October 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

New NN/LM class- Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources
When: November 10, 2016 at Noon Pacific Time, 11:00 am Alaska Time, 1:00 pm Mountain Time The NN/LM PNR is offering a new class this fall on the topic of developmental disabilities. For many families and individuals, learning about a child’s or family members’ diagnosis can be devastating and cause an array of emotional responses. It can be an unexpected event and for others it is something they have been anticipating. Information is important regarding the diagnosis whether it is about a particular condition, accessing services, or finding support. The National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of H...
Source: Dragonfly - October 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Training & Education Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous: PubMed Tutorial for Nurses
Please join us on October 19 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Pacific Time, Noon – 1:00 PM Alaska Time, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Mountain Time for our next PNR Rendezvous session. We will have Megan Kellner, an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) who will tell us about the PubMed tutorial for nurses. Searching PubMed for relevant literature can be an intimidating task for new or inexperienced users. Librarians at the National Library of Medicine identified the need for a PubMed tutorial that is specifically catered to the needs of nurses and nursing students. In the fall of 2015, a Master of Library Scien...
Source: Dragonfly - October 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

National Dental Hygiene Month
When it comes to good health many of us tend to forget that good health includes good oral health. Oral health, or dental health, should not be viewed as a separate entity from general overall health as is so often done. Several studies have linked oral infections and inflammation to lung and heart diseases as well as diabetes. Periodontitis, a form of gum disease, has even been linked with premature births and low-birth-weight babies. Many medications such as anti-depressants, antihistamines, and painkillers can also affect oral health by limiting the amount of saliva which helps to protect teeth from certain bacteria tha...
Source: Dragonfly - October 12, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

Big Data To Knowledge Webinars and Discussion Group
The following announcement is from Jenny Muilenburg, Acting Data Services Coordinator University of Washington Libraries The UW Health Sciences Library and Research Data Services are collaborating with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Region, to provide a monthly discussion group focused on issues around Data Science, with a focus on biomedical science. The discussion group will provide a venue for those interested in the National Institutes of Health’s Big Data to Knowledge “Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science,” a series of online lectures given by experts from a...
Source: Dragonfly - October 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

New National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibit- Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care
The National Library of Medicine, in partnership with the Physician Assistant History Society, launches Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care, a traveling banner exhibition with an online adaptation. This exhibition was curated by Loren Miller, PhD, an independent historian and curator. Collaboration has been the foundation of the Physician Assistant (PA) profession since the first three PAs graduated from Duke University’s training program in 1967. PAs practice medicine as a dynamic part of a team, alongside doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals; and work within diverse communities to treat pat...
Source: Dragonfly - October 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Aim for Excellence!
October is National Medical Librarians Month Library services and quality health information can reduce hospital costs, length of stay, changes in diagnosis and clinical decision making, and improve patient outcomes. Find out how librarians can improve your organization’s standard of care. This year’s theme for Medical Librarians Month is “Aim for Excellence.” Medical librarians add skill and value to have a positive impact on their institutions. Members of the Medical Library Association (MLA) may request a free poster which highlights research studies proving patients receive better care and ...
Source: Dragonfly - October 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities
“connect“”(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by katypang The NN/LM PNR invites applications for a new suite of funding opportunities.  Check these out if you want: support to partner on research and data projects or events; funding for technology improvement; or support for professional development. Eligible applications for Health Sciences Library Partnership projects and Technology Improvement projects will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, and you can submit an application anytime until November 10, 2016. However, please let us know you intend to apply...
Source: Dragonfly - October 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Dr. Patricia Brennan, the new Director of the National Library of Medicine
On September 12, 2016, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, was sworn in as the 19th director of the Library and the fourth person to serve as director since the institution became the National Library of Medicine 60 years ago. She is not only the first woman but also the first nurse to hold this position. In her remarks, Dr. Brennan addressed a number of health and information issues. She relayed that her focus, while working as a nurse and an industrial engineer, was of reaching into the home because the place where most health occurs is in the home. But since most people do not want strangers traipsing through their ...
Source: Dragonfly - October 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Finding Reputable Journals
The growth in importance of scholarly publishing and open access has also had an unfortunate consequence of a rise in disreputable or predatory journal publishing. These publishers can create a negative impact on the spirit of open access publishing, as well as preying upon less experienced authors. Librarians can help guide authors to reputable journals and teach them what criteria to use to evaluate publishers. The questionable journals, which do not have high impact factors, sometimes sponsor “fake” conferences, and may charge authors to publish, often prey upon recent graduates or issue invitations to serve...
Source: Dragonfly - September 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Health Hotlines to be Retired
Health Hotlines was developed by NLM as a community service to help the public locate health-related information from organizations with toll free numbers. Organizations listed included such categories as Federal, State, and local government agencies, information and referral centers, professional societies, support groups and voluntary associations. NLM has decided it will no longer update the Health Hotlines database because most of the information is now readily available through web search engines and because many of the organizations no longer have toll free numbers. Health Hotlines will remain online u...
Source: Dragonfly - September 26, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Ann Glusker Interview at MLA
Ann Glusker, Reference Librarian at NN/LM PNR Network member institution Seattle Public Library, was interviewed by McGraw-Hill Education at the annual Medical Library Association Conference in Toronto, Ontario in May 2016. She talked about her experiences on the reference desk and the way that information is being delivered and consumed, and also how to make sure healthcare consumers are getting reliable information, stressing the importance of staff education as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exGTAr_u8gU (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - September 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from Network Members Source Type: news

NLM and ALA Partnership Brings Native Voices Exhibit to Libraries in PNR Region
A year ago last fall, the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to bring the NLM traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness to academic, public, and tribal libraries in the United States and other Native-serving cultural institutions beginning in 2016 through 2020.  Libraries and institutions were encouraged to apply for this opportunity and the awardees were announced late in 2015. Here, in the Pacific Northwest Region, several libraries received notice that they were selected. In fact, libraries in all five states are re...
Source: Dragonfly - September 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Free Webinar: A Beginners Guide to Creating Accessible Documents
Are you interested in learning how to make your documents accessible to people with disabilities? The Institute on Disability is offering this free webinar tomorrow at 12:30 Pacific Time. From their website: “Description: During this webinar, participants will learn the steps for creating an accessible document and the importance of having content accessible. Areas to be explored include the use of alternative tags, styles, headings, and hyperlink texts. Pitfalls for creating accessible materials will be explored and elements to be avoided will also be analyzed. By the end of the session participants will have the kn...
Source: Dragonfly - September 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities
"connect" (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by katypang The NN/LM PNR invites applications for a new suite of funding opportunities.  Check these out if you want: support to partner on research and data projects or events; funding for technology improvement; or support for professional development. Eligible applications for Health Sciences Library Partnership projects and Technology Improvement projects will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, and you can submit an application anytime until November 10, 2016.  However, please let us know you intend to ap...
Source: Dragonfly - September 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous – Precision Medicine
“Adventures in Precision Medicine: A Major Public Research Initiative and it Implications for Healthcare Consumers and Institutions” is the title of our next PNR Rendezvous webinar September 21. Malia Fullerton, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the UW Departments of Epidemiology and Genome Sciences, as well as an affiliate investigator with the Public Health Sciences division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC).  In early 2015 President Barack Obama announced an ambitious researc...
Source: Dragonfly - September 14, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health public libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Teaching Social Determinants of Health
The social determinants of health — or conditions under which people live, work, attend school and play — have an effect on health, quality of life, access to care, life expectancy, and more. Factors such as socioeconomic status, education, and physical environment contribute to risk factors and life expectancy. The Kaiser Family Foundation has an issue brief addressing these issues, Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity. The Centers for Disease Control’s Social Determinants of Health page has tools for teaching and learning about the social determinants...
Source: Dragonfly - September 12, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

K-12 NLM Games: Reinforce Science Concepts and Supplement Curricula
The objective is to find all the hazards– in the living room, bathroom, garage and other areas. Ever seen a cat…dance? Players will be treated to that spectacle and more when they identify all the hazards in a room. When all the risky spots in the house have been discovered, Toxie delivers an animated celebration, and players can print a personalized certificate of completion. ToxMystery’s “Parent Resources” page provides more detailed information about everyday environmental hazards that can be harmful to one’s health. A “For Teachers” page contains more than ten downl...
Source: Dragonfly - September 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: public libraries Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Parents ’ Health Literacy and Emergency Room Visits
Parents’ health literacy (the ability to obtain, process and understand the information needed to make appropriate decision about their health) can impact the health of their children. Research shows that low health literacy in parents is associated with a higher number of visits to the Emergency Department by their children. Roughly one in three parents of children coming to the Emergency Department are thought to have low health literacy. Conditions such as asthma, which may be better treated by home visits, can result instead to emergency visits without parents having the right treatment information. In addition t...
Source: Dragonfly - September 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

National Recovery Month
  Recovery Month, sponsored each September by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is recognized to increase the awareness and understanding of substance use disorders and also to celebrate those in recovery. SAMHSA’s website provides resources for treatment and recovery, personal stories, and a treatment locator. SAMHSA defines recovery — from mental health disorders and from substance use disorders — as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.&r...
Source: Dragonfly - September 2, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health observances Source Type: news

National Parks: Nature and Health Benefits
Olympic National Park Today the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday. What a wonderful milestone in our country’s history. Here in the Pacific Northwest we have some of the most beautiful national parks, forests, and preserves. Even here in Seattle, whenever I get a peek at Mt. Rainier my eyes become glued to the view, I hold my breath in awe, I start feeling energized and happier. And I also notice the people around me appear to have a similar reaction. There’s something about seeing that mountain that just puts me in a better mood.  I am not alone in this. A quick search on PubMed...
Source: Dragonfly - August 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

National Library of Medicine Announces 2016 Association of Health Care Journalists –NLM Journalism Fellows
NLM announced the 2016 Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ)-National Library of Medicine (NLM) Fellows class featuring seven reporters and editors representing diverse media backgrounds. The 2016 AHCJ-NLM Fellows are: Rachel Bluth (@RachelHBluth), reporter, Kaiser Health News Shannon Firth (@shannonfirth), Washington reporter, MedPage Today Julio Ochoa (@julioochoa), editor, WUSF-Health News Florida David Wahlberg (@davidkwahlberg), health/medical reporter, Wisconsin State Journal Leigh Ann Winick (@LeighAnnWinick), medical producer, CBS News Paula Andalo (@paula_andalo), senior managing editor,&nb...
Source: Dragonfly - August 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Free Online CE Classes: PubMed for Librarians – registration is open
If your institution or organization includes programs in the health sciences, involves the health of the public, or works with biomedical researchers, most likely PubMed is a resource often used or should be considered for their work. Unfamiliar with PubMed or want a refresher course so you can better serve your colleagues? Consider taking one or all of the classes offered by our National Training Center. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is offering three free online PubMed CE classes in September in a series called PubMed for Librarians. Introduction to PubMed: September 7, 2016 (9:00am...
Source: Dragonfly - August 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Public Health public libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

New in PMC: New Search Result Filters and Updated Reference List Display
As of August 2016, PMC is home to four million articles! To make this wealth of full-text content easier to navigate, PMC has rolled out a few updates: Search Result Filters On all search results pages, you will now see filters (similar to PubMed’s filters) on the left-hand side that allow you to filter your results by article attributes, publication date, research funder, and search fields. These filters replace the Limits page and allow you to more readily: find open access articles (PMC has more than 1.35 million open access articles that can be reused according to their license statements), explore PMC’s r...
Source: Dragonfly - August 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Wellness at Work
Health is important wherever we go, and many workplaces are recognizing the importance of staying healthy, both for the purpose of employees’ well-being and productivity in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control provides this information page about health at work, and staying healthy to avoid chronic disease. Maddie Romansic, Program Assistant at the NN/LM PNR, serves as a Commute Ambassador for the University of Washington’s Transportation Services, encouraging others to bike or use alternate forms of commuting to work. The Commute Ambassadors share their knowledge and excitement about different ways t...
Source: Dragonfly - August 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Free exercise information for older adults!
Celebrate Go4Life Month this September. This year’s theme is #Fit4Function, focusing on the practical benefits of exercise and physical activity, like being able to drive, carry groceries into the house, do yardwork, walk the dog – all activities important to older adults. Go4Life is an exercise campaign program of the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. Go4Life provides a variety of free materials to help seniors become and stay physically active. Sample exercises, an exercise guide book (in both English and Spanish), easy-to-print tip sheets with information about the ...
Source: Dragonfly - August 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NIH public libraries Source Type: news

Videos Featuring NLM Resources for Nurses
Does your library serve nurses or nursing students? If so, then check out the latest video from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) regarding the freely available resources nurses and nursing students will find invaluable in their research. NLM Resources for Nurses: Research In less than four minutes learn about 15 different resources—all free, reliable and online—to support nursing research and promote quality health outcomes. And once you’ve watched it, please share this video with your colleagues, patrons, and students. Information like this wants to be shared! Want to alert nurses and nursing...
Source: Dragonfly - August 12, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Climate Change and a Vanishing Island
This article about the effects of climate change on the people who live on a small island in the bayous of Louisiana is from the NN/LM South Central Region’s blog, Blogadillo. SCR Regional Highlight: America’s First “Climate Refugees” “Isle De Jean Charles” by Karen Apricot is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Isle de Jean Charles is a tiny, narrow island deep in the bayous of Louisiana. The single-lane “Island Road” is the only land method of transportation to and from the island but is often impassible during times of high water. It has been the home to the Isle de Jean Charles Ban...
Source: Dragonfly - August 11, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous and PNR Partners webinars in August
This month’s PNR Rendezvous guest speaker will be Andrew Plumer, Outreach Librarian for the National Library of Medicine (NLM). His presentation, NLM’s K-12 Resources: Supporting the Teacher, Engaging the Student, will be Wednesday August 17 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time. The National Library offers a wide selection of resources to assist the educator and engage the students. Web portals designed with educator input focusing on such topics as environmental health, chemical and toxicological hazards in the community and genetics.  The National Library of Medicine offers other databases that can be u...
Source: Dragonfly - August 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from Network Members News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Visits Seattle
Molly Carney, Executive Director at Evergreen Treatment Services, meets with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. This is a guest post from Jim Anderson, Physician Assistant and Dispensary Manager at Evergreen Treatment Services, a PNR Network member.  If you would like to write a guest post please contact Patricia Devine at devine@uw.edu. On Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s recent stop in Seattle, he visited Evergreen Treatment Services to learn more about medication assisted treatment in Seattle and the opioid epidemic in the Pacific NW and Alaska. Evergreen Treatment Services has been working to transform the lives of...
Source: Dragonfly - August 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from Network Members Public Health Source Type: news

NLM K-12 health and science resources
For many, the school year is right around the corner as the summer break will soon be over. Many school teachers, administrators, and staff will soon be preparing for the fall start if they haven’t already. MedlinePlus is a familiar NLM resource but perhaps the K-12 resources are not.  The Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is responsible for the many freely available resources that school staff as well as students and parents may find helpful in regards to school policies, science information as well as health information for the wider community. As many may already know,...
Source: Dragonfly - August 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

NIH BD2K Updates
Big Data to Knowledge, or BD2K, is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Initiative to establish biomedical research as a digital enterprise, to support new knowledge and to maximize community engagement. Check the BD2K homepage for more information, and here is some recent news: BD2K News: Phil Bourne was interviewed by DNAdigest, an online genomics research journal on July 25.  The interview is published on their blog page: http://dnadigest.org/dnadigest-interviews-phil-bourne-bd2k/ ENIGMA planning meeting, June 24-25, included a co-meeting with the IMAGEN investigators. See detailed agenda with updates and summ...
Source: Dragonfly - August 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data News from NIH Source Type: news

Funding Available for MLA Webinar: Getting Started with Statistics
Funding is available for NN/LM PNR Network members to apply for group or individual viewing for the next Medical Library Association webinar, Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians, on Wednesday, September 7, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Learn how to understand basic statistical terms, identify test measures used in research studies, and interpret data presented in research findings. Presenter Jin Wu is an emerging technologies librarian at the University of Southern California Norris Medical Library. She has extensive experience using tools to gather information to make data-driven strategy and planning decisions. Those ...
Source: Dragonfly - August 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

For Medical Literature Expertise, Ask a Librarian
As the role of medical librarians expands, their instruction and research skills are being utilized in healthcare settings to produce high quality systematic reviews, contribute to establishing practice guidelines, and consult about meaningful use. A librarian is the guide to learning how best to evaluate the medical literature and find evidence-based resources. In a time of economic challenges for many institutions, librarians can continue to increase value by offering services and participating on teams to improve access to resources, knowledge of healthcare providers and as a result, patient care. Rachel Walden, Associa...
Source: Dragonfly - July 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Bringing Health Information to the Community
Have you subscribed to the BHIC blog? The “Bringing Health Information to the Community”(BHIC) blog  has been a medium to share resources with underserved and underrepresented communities since 2004. A collaboration of five different NN/LM Regions, the BHIC blog offers links to free resources, updated webpages and toolkits, free or low-cost conferences, webinars and training, and funding opportunities. It’s a valuable source to those who work with vulnerable populations, including public and academic libraries, healthcare entities, community-based organizations, social workers, healthcare providers a...
Source: Dragonfly - July 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news