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Diabetes in Children and Teens

Posted by on January 21st, 2016 0 comments

The American Diabetes Association estimates that there are 208,000 Americans under the age of 20 diagnosed with diabetes. MedlinePlus has a Health Topics page devoted to Diabetes in Children and Teens. It has links to many useful resources about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and a number of the resources are available in Spanish. http://1.usa.gov/1Pkwj9l The National… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual, Websites

Jan

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Avoid frostbite and hypothermia

Posted by on January 20th, 2016 0 comments

As many areas of the United States are experiencing cold weather this week, it’s important to take steps to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Learn about risk factors and symptoms at MedlinePlus. Frostbite (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1Jinc6G Hypothermia (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1RT8Hcx

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness

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Health Literacy Training for Health Professionals

Posted by on January 20th, 2016 0 comments

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed, with OptumHealth, two learning modules on health literacy. The no-cost online modules are eligible for CME and CNE credits. An Updated Overview of Health Literacy: http://bit.ly/1Nkty0g Improving Health Literacy by Improving Communication Skills: http://bit.ly/1OGjNLI

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Jan

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Zika virus: Advice for travelers

Posted by on January 20th, 2016 0 comments

The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can also be transmitted from pregnant mother to baby.  Because there is no known treatment or vaccine for Zika, the Centers for Disease Control has issued a health advisory for travelers to 14 countries and territories in the Americas where Zika has been found. Health Advisory (CDC):… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Public Health, Regional Information

Jan

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Online Program for Veteran Mothers with Postpartum Depression

Posted by on January 13th, 2016 0 comments

The Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Health offers a pilot program, http://bit.ly/1UPLEwC, to help rural, veteran mothers experiencing postpartum depression cope with the depression. An online intervention tool, MomMoodBooster, provides a variety of mood management resources and connects the mothers with phone coaches to help encourage the participants and track results: http://bit.ly/1J3EQLk

Posted in: Rural, Veterans Resources

Jan

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New Mobile Apps from SAMHSA

Posted by on January 13th, 2016 0 comments

Three new mobile apps are presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Division (SAMHSA): Talk. They Hear You (addressing underage drinking), Suicide Safe, and KnowBullying. These free apps are available for Apple and Android devices and show ways to start important conversations, as well as providing strategies. http://1.usa.gov/1RNjQtn

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: A Guide for Practitioners

Posted by on January 13th, 2016 0 comments

The U.S. Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has published a new fact sheet: Promoting Protective Factors for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: A Guide for Practitioners. A review of current research linking protective factors to well-being for children exposed to domestic violence is covered.  Topics include individual skills and capacities that can… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Jan

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6 Ways to Start Fresh This Semester

Posted by on January 12th, 2016 0 comments

What’s the New Year’s resolution at Her Campus? Beyond acing organic chemistry, Her Campus wants to help young women at colleges and universities make this semester way healthier than their last. Everyone knows college is stressful — and in between back-to-back finals, generous helpings of eggnog, and a bit of well-deserved holiday laziness, maybe your health has taken… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Improving Cultural Competence

Posted by on January 12th, 2016 0 comments

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has release a new publication, Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 59: Improving Cultural Competence.  This free resource will benefit you and your organization by assisting professional care providers and administrators in understanding the role of culture in the delivery of substance abuse and mental health services by enabling opportunities to… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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