Makers of MEDLINE Now Bring You MEDLINEplus
definitely beats "take two aspirin and call me in the morning."
The National Library of Medicine--the world's largest medical library--believes
you will be a better patient if you know more about your illnesses
and health problems. NLM has announced a new project to answer your
medical questions. Thirty-nine public library organizations with
more than 200 locations in nine states and the District of Columbia
will take part in a pilot project featuring MEDLINEplus, an easy-to-understand
website resource for the public. The site includes MEDLINE--the
world's largest database of peer-reviewed information--as well as
links to self-help groups, access to the National Institutes of
Health consumer health information, clearinghouses, health-related
organizations, and clinical trials.
Find a Nursing Home Online
on the Medicare Website
for the Health Care Financing Administration! It's set up a website
just for Medicare. You'll
even find a version in Spanish.
One exciting new feature is a database called Nursing
Home Compare. It contains information on every Medicare and
Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. You can locate nursing
homes in your area and find information about compliance with Medicare
and Medicaid regulations.
Than the Lottery: How to Find Your Lost Pension
"No one told me I had a pension. I am glad to know
that there is a government agency like the Pension Benefit Guaranty
Corporation that took the time to look for me and give me my pension."
This was the reaction of Ms. Carol Carson, Atlanta, GA., to the
news that PBGC was holding a pension for her from her former employer
in New York.
Means a New, More Secure Passport
know. You don't like your picture on your driver's license or your
passport. However, good or bad picture, here's a passport picture
that can't be altered by thieves and thugs. The State Department
has introduced a new U.S. passport featuring a digitized photograph
and data page. The new passport also contains a number of anti-counterfeiting
features in the data page, including security film with a multi-colored
multiple diffraction-grating image, similar to a hologram, to protect
both the digital photo and the personal data. Microline printing
(in the form of wavy lines) is being added behind the photograph
to serve as another deterrent to counterfeiting. Production of the
existing version of the passport will be phased out gradually. By
late 1999, all domestic passport agencies will be equipped to produce
the new passport.
a Nursing Home Online
Your Lost Pension
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