Monday, June 21, 2010

Important Message for NIH Program Directors and Principal Investigators!

From MLA-Focus, Publication from the Medical Library Association

"NIH Public Access Policy Citation Management Tool
Beginning July 23, 2010, program directors and principal investigators must use My NCBI’s “My Bibliography” tool to manage their professional bibliographies. They will no longer be able to enter citations manually into eRA Commons.
To ease investigators’ bibliography management, improve data quality, and ensure compliance with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy, eRA Commons has linked to the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s (NCBI’s) personal online tool, “My NCBI.” Using “My Bibliography,” users can maintain and manage a list of all types of their authored works, such as articles, presentations, and books.
For more information on how investigators should handle the upcoming changes, see notice number NOT-OD-10-103. Read the step-by-step guide for how to set up a “My NCBI” account and access “My Bibliography.” You can also see the National Library of Medicine tutorial, “Using My Bibliography to Manage Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy,” for more details."

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New England Journal of Medicine iPhone App

New NEJM This Week iPhone app: Current articles, images, audio summaries, procedure videos. Free for a limited time. 

Check it out here:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Genetics Home Reference

Genetics Home Reference is a great government website that helps patients understand genetics.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

PubMed - My NCBI account Log-in by Gmail Account

Did you know that you can now log into My NCBI using your Gmail account?
Give it a try!

Visualize U.S. Health Data with Health Maps

Try these two new resources for medical statistics and hospital information!

BING Health Maps

“Bing Health Maps is very straightforward to use - (1) Select a state and, (2) Select a Community Health Indicator.

The map will re-center on the respective state and color-code the counties within that state based on unit-based reporting.

You can select health indicators such as Birth Indicators (low birth weight, premature births, births to women under 18, etc.); Death Measures (homicide, lung cancer, stroke, etc.) or Health Risk Factors (obesity, smokers, high blood pressure, etc.). If the opacity doesn’t suit your fancy there’s a slider to increase or decrease it.

Through the overlaying of health data onto Bing Maps, the application allows users to get a complex perspective on specific areas of the US in terms of medical statistics. Bing Health Maps provides a way for health statistics related to location to be quickly and easily understood.”
(From Softpedia)

Google Hospital Map

Find out information about hospitals for a certain location and filter them by various factors such as Heart Attack: 30-day mortality.