Radiation Event System Now Available for Mobile Devices

The Radiation Event Medical Management System (REMM) can now be downloaded to mobile devices using selected key files from the full online version. REMM offers guidance to health care providers and primary-care physicians for diagnosis and treatment during mass casualty radiological/nuclear events. Download Mobile REMM includes instructions on downloading REMM to your BlackBerry, Windows Mobile or…

Alternative Medicine Added to Senior Health Site

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), the latest topic to be added to NIHSeniorHealth, the health and wellness Web site developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the NLM, answers questions about vitamins and herbal supplements, and such practices as chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, meditation and massage. According to the latest government survey, 41 percent…

NCBI Director Lipman Garners Biotechnology Research Award

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Director David J. Lipman, MD, was awarded the 2008 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Promega Biotechnology Research Award in July. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the application of biotechnology through fundamental microbiological research and development. Lipman was among the first to see the need for extremely efficient computer…

NLM Spotlights Online Resources for Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

With the busy, devastating hurricane season of 2008 now past, the NLM is highlighting its many online disaster and preparedness services. The Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) offers in-depth guides and online resources that are especially useful for public health and emergency planners, including: Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness: Provides links to Web…