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Black History Month Exhibition at NLM Celebrates NIH Scientists

In previous years, NIH Black History Month was celebrated by honoring famous Civil Rights heroes who are household names, such as Dr. Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King, or well-known physicians such as Dr. David Satcher. This year, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) looked down the hall and across NIH for…

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NLM at the Oscars?

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, we present NLM’s nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards. Neither made the short list of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, so you won’t see them during Sunday’s telecast, but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth watching. Our first nominee, in the category of Animated Short…

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Test Your Knowledge of NLM Presidential Trivia

As the nation prepares to celebrate Washington’s Birthday, NLM in Focus would like to share a few of NLM’s connections to five past presidents. Can you name the president for each challenge? Who said this? At the time of NLM’s sesquicentennial, this US president said: “American citizens, for whom the health of their loved ones…

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Love Your Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. So take the advice of these posters from the…

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New National Library of Medicine Video Offers Info on Opioid Crisis

  NIH has made the opioid epidemic a priority, launching a multi-institute effort to find scientific solutions to the crisis. NLM is doing its part by getting the word out about the life-saving medication naloxone. Recently, MedlinePlus partnered with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to produce an animation about the treatment. Naloxone might…