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Medication and Supplement Use Among Older Adults

Posted by on March 30th, 2016 0 comments

The Washington Post Wonkblog article stated the potential negative implications of more seniors taking dietary supplements, as found in a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine (Qato, Wilder, Schumm, Gillet, & Alexander, 2016). Mainly, it has to do with the increased risk of an adverse interactions between prescription or over-the-counter medicine and supplements. “The use of prescription medications… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Senior

Mar

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Introduction to Tele-behavioral Health webinar

Posted by on March 30th, 2016 0 comments

From SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, http://1.usa.gov/1WYseXR An Introduction to Tele-behavioral Health: What’s New and Why it Makes Sense Webinar presented by Jay Ostrowki, National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00pm (EDT) To register for the webinar, visit http://1.usa.gov/1WYseXR This webcast is designed to help you… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Rural

Mar

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Am I Rural? tool gets an update

Posted by on March 30th, 2016 0 comments

Adapted from RHIhub, http://bit.ly/1qjNZai  Use Am I Rural? to determine whether specific locations are considered rural based on various definitions the term, including definitions that are used as eligibility criteria for federal programs such as Rural Health Clinics and Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grant programs. It also states whether that address is in a Health Professional Shortage Areas or Medically… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural, Websites

Mar

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Voice Your Vision: A Community Engagement Initiative Webinar

Posted by on March 28th, 2016 0 comments

March 30, 2016 | 2:00 pm –3:00 pm CST/ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST Registration and webinar information: http://bit.ly/1SrmjJD New York State Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities and the New York State Minority Health Council convened Community Listening Sessions in areas legislatively defined as Minority Areas (MA) (areas with a 40%… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

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HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2016

Posted by on March 28th, 2016 0 comments

Adapted from SIS NLM, http://1.usa.gov/1VQ92x7 The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, HIV/AIDS, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library, Scholarships and Grants

Mar

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Aetna Foundation 2016 Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program

Posted by on March 28th, 2016 0 comments

Adapted from Aetna Foundation, http://bit.ly/1PAUIRC Due date: April 15, 2016 at 3 PM ET The Aetna Foundation 2016 Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program seeks to support communities’ efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray. The program will support projects that benefit underserved, low-income, and minority communities. This year’s program aims to have broader impact and reach… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Mar

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NIH Syndicated Content

Posted by on March 28th, 2016 0 comments

Lunch with the RML Webinar, March 29, 2016 / noon – 1:00 pm ET Host: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), http://1.usa.gov/1MwbNS7 Description: NIH offers a free and easy way for you to get trusted, up-to-date health information from the National Institutes of Health directly onto your website.  You do not need to write your own health content or… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Public Library, Websites

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Support for Consumer Health Interactions at the Public Library

Posted by on March 25th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

The Health Happens in Libraries team from WebJunction.org has posted the new article “Just Another Day at the Desk: squirrels, professional ethics and consumer health information” with resources to support public libraries as you provide ethical responses to consumer health information requests. It also provides resources such as the guide Understanding Ethics and Privacy in… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Library

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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Posted by on March 25th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Regional Information

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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Posted by on March 25th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Regional Information

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