Latest on Leukemia Added to NIHSeniorHealth

Older adults now can keep up with the latest developments in leukemia treatment from the National Cancer Institute by connecting to the Leukemia topic on NIHSeniorHealth. Leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells, affects 10 times as many adults as children. More than 65 percent of people diagnosed with leukemia are older than 55 years…

Why Not Minot (and the Rest of the State)? North Dakota Added to MedlinePlus Go Local

North Dakota is the latest addition to the growing list of Go Local connections on MedlinePlus, the NLM consumer health information program that provides free, fast, and easily accessible information about health services in local geographic areas, including hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, support groups, health screening providers and others. The NLM partners with libraries to…

Oregon Physician Wins Lindberg Award for Informatics Innovation

William Hersh, MD, professor and chairman, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, was named the 2008 recipient of the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Bestowed annually by the AMIA in honor of NLM Director Donald A.…

MedlinePlus Adds Custom Consumer Health Info from VisualDXHealth

NLM is expanding MedlinePlus to enable access to information from VisualDxHealth, an online consumer health resource featuring over 2,000 medical-quality images and information on more than 150 diseases — customized by age group, gender, and skin color of the visitor. The new links to VisualDxHealth will augment the health encyclopedia, dictionaries, tutorials and news stories…