Monthly Archives: June 2011

Minimal Progress in Treating Chronic Pain

An article in June 25th Lancet reviewed the empirical evidence for the management of chronic non-cancer pain, including the most commonly used interventions such as, pharmacological, physical, psychological, rehabilitative, and alternative modalities. The authors describe that “despite important advances in … Continue reading

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New Criteria for AD and MCI

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer’s Association sponsored a series of advisory round table meetings in 2009 whose purpose was to establish a process for revising diagnostic and research criteria for AD. The recommendation from these advisory … Continue reading

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National Library of Medicine launches MedlinePlus Connect

The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has formally launched MedlinePlus Connect. This free service allows health organizations and health information technology (HIT) providers to link patient … Continue reading

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National Academies Press Offers Free Book Downloads

As of June 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press (NAP) will be downloadable free of charge to anyone. This includes their current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports published by NAP. … Continue reading

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HHS Proposed Changes to HIPPA Privacy Rule

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is proposing changes to the privacy rule which would allow individuals to know who has accessed their health information. The proposed rule would give people the … Continue reading

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