HHS and NLM Provide Disaster Information Online

With wildfires decimating tens-of-thousands of acres, particularly in California, and a busy 2009 hurricane season only half over, the NLM and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are providing comprehensive online health and safety information. The NLM Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) provides guides and online resources that are especially useful for…

Remembering Sen. Edward M. Kennedy

Senator Edward M. Kennedy at the 1978 Lasker Foundation Awards ceremony. Diagnosed in May 2008 with a malignant brain tumor, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) died August 25, 2009. Serving for 47 years—the third-longest tenure in Senate history—he battled for the disabled, the poor, the unisured and medically and emotionally disadvantaged. Among the many landmark laws…