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Thanks for Your Feedback on the New PubMed

​Since the launch of the new PubMed on November 18, 2019, we have been delighted to see many users trying the new site and sharing feedback on their experience.

Action Steps for Sun Safety

Fact Sheet Download the Sun Safety Action Steps (PDF) (2pp, 79KB). You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.

New PubMed to Replace Legacy PubMed in Mid-May

​The new PubMed will become the default site on or after May 18, 2020. A new, yellow banner has been added to legacy PubMed to notify users of the timing.

New responsive PubMed site replaces PubMed Mobile

Our new, responsive PubMed site replaces PubMed Mobile. You now have the full PubMed experience on any size screen, including the ability to save and email citations, use the Clipboard, and send citat

UV Index Resources

SunWise provides a variety of applications and resources that provide the UV Index forecast and help you stay safe in the sun. Learn more about the UV Index. UV Index widget for your website or bl

Benefits of moderate sun exposure - Harvard Health

Dr. Robert S. Stern, chair of the Department of Dermatology at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center , calls them solar-phobes: people so concerned about getting skin cancer that the

Sun Safety Monthly Average UV Index

The maps below show monthly average UV Index values for the United States. Learn more about the UV Index.   January February March April May June July August September Oc

UV Index

Tip: If your ZIP code is not found, try searching for your city and state. Some ZIP Codes may not be in our database. To install the widget on your page:

Webinar Recording "A New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals"

In this webinar for librarians and other information professionals you will preview the new, modern PubMed. The new PubMed, currently available at for testing, will be the de

Action Steps for Sun Protection

June 2010 fact sheet explaining simple steps to protect yourself and your children from overexposure to ultraviolet radiation, in order to prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and other serious health probl

Action Steps for Sun Protection

June 2010 fact sheet explaining simple steps to protect yourself and your children from overexposure to ultraviolet radiation, in order to prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and other serious health probl

MeSH Updated

​​PubMed MEDLINE indexed citations and the MeSH database have been updated with 2020 MeSH vocabulary.

Health Effects of UV Radiation

Ozone layer depletion decreases our atmosphere’s natural protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This Web page provides an overview of the major health problems linked to ov

Embrace the Sun and STOP Dying in the Dark! - The Tanning Blog

A review of “Embrace the Sun,” probably the most important book you should read if you care about your health and wellbeing. You are reading the first post of several in which I will report on eac

PubMed Related Information Links

The Abstract format “Related information” links are expected to be added to new PubMed by mid-August. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The New PubMed is Here

​An updated version of PubMed is now available at The new PubMed will become the default in spring 2020 and will ultimately replace the legacy version.

Calculating the UV Index

The U.S. National Weather Service calculates the UV Index using a computer model that relates the ground-level strength of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation to forecasted stratospheric ozone conce

History of the SunWise Program at EPA

The goal of the SunWise program has always been to educate children and the adults who care for them about health risks associated with UV radiation and how to protect against excessive UV exposure

Avoidance of sun exposure as a risk factor for major causes of death: a competing risk analysis of the Melanoma in Southern Sweden cohort - PubMed

The longer life expectancy amongst women with active sun exposure habits was related to a decrease in CVD and noncancer/non-CVD mortality, causing the relative contribution of death due to cancer to i

New PubMed Updated: Homepage, User Guide, My NCBI Alerts and Collections, and More

​Several new features have been added to the new PubMed including an updated homepage, an online user guide, the CSV file format, My NCBI Filters, My Bibliography and Collections, and search integra

The New PubMed Updated: Summary Display with Full Author List, Send to: Citation manager, PubMed Format, and More

The New PubMed Updated: Summary display includes the full author list and other citation details; Send to: Citation manager is available; RIS format is replaced by PubMed format; Search details includ

New PubMed Features Added

​Several features have been updated in the new PubMed, including options to customize the number of items per page, sort by publication date, reverse sort order, see all similar articles, and downlo


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