In this section, we will explore some important apps that provide medical and health information.
PubMed is a database developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at NLM. PubMed provides free access to MEDLINE, the premier bibliographic database from NLM containing citations and author abstracts from various biomedical journals published in the United States and worldwide.
PubMed has millions of references or citations to articles from peer-reviewed medical journals. Currently over 5,000 journals are indexed in PubMed. In addition, NLM maintains PubMed Central (PMC), a repository of full-text articles that are available for free. Not all journals and publishers participate in PMC, but there are currently over two million articles available.
PubMed includes major disaster medicine and public health journals such as Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, and more.
PubMed is available as a mobile Web site.
Search results include an abstract of the article and a link to it on the publisher's Web site. Many articles can be downloaded to an e-reader for offline reading. It can be helpful to download articles in advance to read on the way to the deployment site.
PubMed mobile Web site homepage
PubMed Search Results
Article in PubReader
PubMed PDF Article
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is the agency's primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.
The CDC MMWR Express app allows users to search for summaries by MMWR report or by subject (for example, salmonella or Zika).
MMWR Express Article List
MMWR Express Article Summary
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