Websites of Interest

Posted on July 26, 2010

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New Web Site From the FDA Now Available:
A new web site sponsored by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now available. The Substance Registration System (SRS) can be accessed at http://fdasis.nlm.nih.gov.
The primary goal of this system is to unambiguously define all substances present in regulated products. This database provides access to the FDA Unique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) (http://fdasis.nlm.nih.gov/srs/jsp/srs/faq.jsp) assigned to substances by the FDA Substance Registration System (http://fdasis.nlm.nih.gov/srs/jsp/srs/about.jsp).
The UNII is an essential element required for the listing of substances in the FDA Structured Product Labeling (SPL).  The Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the FDA collaborated to make access to this code easier.

DeafMD: Health Information in American Sign Language
DeafMD’s (http://www.deafmd.org/) website provides health information in American Sign Language to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing population. Using health information created by two trustworthy and unbiased government sources-the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health, DeafMD’s team of healthcare providers, linguists, and educators translates this complex information into ASL.
DeafMD contains 4 distinct, informative sections: Diseases & Illnesses, Understanding Tests, News, & Find a Deaf Friendly Doctor. While each section is different, each one is specifically designed to promote a better understanding and knowledge of health. Navigate to the Disease & Illness section, the Understanding Tests section, or the News section, and a video will begin to play discussing how to use each section.

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