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This presentation focuses on the NLM products - Clinical Trials, Senior Health, Asian American Health, Household Products, Tox Town, and Tox Mystery. This was presented by Chella Vaidyanathan as a …

This presentation focuses on the NLM products - Clinical Trials, Senior Health, Asian American Health, Household Products, Tox Town, and Tox Mystery. This was presented by Chella Vaidyanathan as a part of the panel presentation on October 21 at the 2008 DLC Conference.

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  • 06/05/09 21:43 © 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
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    • 1. Chella Vaidyanathan History, Political Science, U.S. Govt. and International Documents University of Miami Libraries Fall 2008 DLC Conference
    • 2.
      • A clinical trial is “a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions”
      • Collaboration between the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
      • Provides most recent information on private and government funded clinical trials for several diseases and their conditions
      • Database has 63894 trials
    • 3.
      • Database covers all 50 states of the United States
      • It also covers 158 countries around the world
      • Studies can be searched by condition, drug intervention, sponsor, and location
      • A glossary that is very helpful
      • Studies can be represented on map
      • More information @
      • Great resource for medical information
    • 4.
      • Focus is on Asian Americans
      • According to U.S. census, currently there are more than 11 million Asian Americans living in the United States
      • Very diverse population – various ethnic groups & speak several languages
      • High rate of liver cancer, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, coronary artery diseases, etc.
      • Aimed at creating public awareness of health problems faced by this group
    • 5.
      • Specific health conditions
      • Alternative Medicine
      • Behavioral and Mental Health Issues
      • Information is available in several Asian languages
      • Useful for students studying criminology, sociology, public health etc.
      • More information @
    • 6.
      • Health information for older adults
      • A-Z index for health topics
      • Conditions listed by categories
      • Exercise stories and health videos provided – great resources that can be used on our government information subject guides
      • Training tools for help –
      • More information @
    • 7.
      • Database focuses on household products
      • Information about 8,000 brands and their health effects
      • Obtained from Material Safety Data Sheets – from manufacturers
      • Can be searched by categories, brand names, kinds of products, manufacturers’ names, and ingredients
      • More information @
    • 8.
      • Information on chemicals found in our everyday locations
      • Simple and nontechnical descriptions
      • Environment’s effect on human health
      • A-Z index for topics
      • A-Z index for disasters and health
      • Excellent resource for children to learn from
      • Lesson plans and activities provided for teachers
      • More information @
    • 9.
      • Specifically designed for children 7 – 11 years old
      • Toxie the Cat helps children to play this game
      • For each question, Toxie provides hints
      • English and Spanish version
      • Good resource for class activity
      • Certificate of completion after finishing the game
      • Resources for parents and teachers
      • More information @