Announcements from NIH/NLM

From Cynthia Burke:

Psychological or Educational Evaluation Tests Information Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year.  Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html . We review and update our FAQs frequently. FAQs often include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations.  One of our FAQs is about finding psychological and educational evaluation tests.

The FAQ: Evaluation Tests, is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/evaltest.html . It includes links to associations and companies that offer the test for free or for a fee.  If you have ever asked, “How do I get a copy of that test/instrument/questionnaire/survey?,” this FAQ helps answer that question.

Send your comments about this resource or research assistance questions to our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

Medical Records Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year.  Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html . We review and update our FAQs frequently. FAQs often include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations.  One of our FAQs is about getting a copy of your medical records and medical records privacy.
The FAQ “Medical Records,” is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/medical_records.html .  It answers the questions 1) Where can I get a copy of my medical records? and 2) How private are my medical records? The FAQ includes links for active duty military and veterans.  Under “Related Questions,” there is a link to the US and international hospitals FAQ.
Send your comments about this resource or research assistance questions to our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

Medical Devices, Medical Supplies & Assistive Devices Information Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year.  Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html . We review and update our FAQs frequently. FAQs often include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations.  NLM is often asked the question, Where can I find information about medical devices, medical supplies and assistive devices?
The FAQ, “Medical Devices, Medical Supplies & Assistive Devices,” is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/meddevice.html. This revised FAQ is an expansion of “FAQ: Medical Devices.” It includes links to resources in your local area. Ideas as to where to go to find information, such as your local pharmacy, library, and telephone book, are also included.
Send your comments about this resource or research assistance questions to our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

Lab and Diagnostic Tests Information
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year.  Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html . We review and update our FAQs frequently. FAQs often include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. If you have asked, Where can I find information about lab or diagnostic tests? go to “ FAQ: Lab and Diagnostic Tests,” at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/labtest.html .  This FAQ contains links to NLM sources and ideas on where to find more information, such as your local library and pharmacy.
Send your comments about this resource or research assistance questions to our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .
Genetics Information Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year.  Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html . We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources often include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations.  Many people are concerned about genetics and genetics testing. Our FAQ, “Genetics Resources,” provides sources that you can use to answer your questions.
The FAQ, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/genetics_resources.html, answers the question, “Where do I find information on genetic conditions?” Two NLM resources are Genetics Home Reference™ and MedlinePlus®. Another resource is a link to a “talking glossary” of genetics terms. The glossary pronounces the words and narrates definitions of the words.
Send your comments about this resource or research assistance questions to our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

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