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CDC Releases FluView – ILI Activity Monitor

January 8th, 2013 by Ferguson Mitchell

The FluView Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Activity mobile application has been updated for the 2012-13 influenza season. From the Center for Disease Control:

“With this application, you can:

– Explore Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Activity Levels across the US

– View ILI trends over several weeks

– Get on-demand access to state health department websites for local surveillance information”

ILINet consists of more than 3,000 health care providers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands reporting more than 30 million patient visits each year.

For more information, please visit the CDC FluView website.

To get the app, go to the iTunes Store.

PMC introduces new way to browse collection – The PubReader

January 7th, 2013 by Ferguson Mitchell

PMC, a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, has released a new browsing and reading tool for it’s users. The PubReader is a new type of interface that let’s readers easily view figures and images, browse pages using hotkeys, and even flip pages on a touchscreen device as you would a book. The PubReader is accessible on multiple operating systems and is compatible with many types of browsers. Try it now!

From Pubmed:

“The PubReader view is an alternative web presentation that offers another, more reader-friendly way to look at articles in the PMC archive. Designed particularly for enhancing readability on tablet and other small screen devices, PubReader can also be used on desktops and laptops and from multiple web browsers.”

PMC PubReader

Image courtesy dullhunk via Flickr.

The National Library of Medicine has released a new app: a guide to NLM mobile resources

July 23rd, 2012 by Bruce Abbott

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new mobile app that is intended to serve as the authoritative guide to NLM mobile resources. This app will collect all current NLM apps and mobile sites for easier use.

The app is available from: on a mobile device such as an iPhone, iPad, Android smart phone, Blackberry, or Microsoft phone.

In the app, users can find NLM Mobile resources by:

The announcement from NLM is available from: