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NIH MedlinePlus, the Magazine Spring 2016

Posted by on April 28th, 2016 0 comments

One of the feature stories in the Spring 2016 issue of MedlinePlus Magazine concerns women and heart disease. See what Ta’Rhonda Jones, star of Fox TV’s Empire, has to say about her personal experience with a heart condition and her message to women. http://1.usa.gov/1XX6w6Z Originally posted by Michelle Burda on April 28.

Posted in: Articles, National Library of Medicine News

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Study shows link between e-cigarette ads and use by youth

Posted by on April 28th, 2016 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found a link to exposure to e-cigarette advertising and the use of e-cigarettes in middle and high school age students. This study was published in the April 2016 edition of the journal Pediatrics. Analyzing data from the 2014 NYTS, CDC researchers found that the greater the… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, Public Health

Apr

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Pink Eye

Posted by on April 28th, 2016 0 comments

Is it seasonal allergies or conjunctivitis? Pink itchy eyes may be pink eye or conjunctivitis.  It is common and is very easily spread.  To learn more about this condition and when to see a doctor  visit the CDC web site, http://1.usa.gov/1UGf6J7 Originally posted by Michelle Burda on April 28.

Posted in: Public Health

Apr

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Creating a Culture of Wellness: A 360 Degree View

Posted by on April 27th, 2016 0 comments

Achieving health and wellness calls for a focus on integrated care, but is your organization truly incorporating health and wellness into everything you do? Join this free webinar on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 2:30 PM EDT. Learn how to use a self-assessment tool to increase your organization’s awareness of the key components of a wellness-focused culture…. Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Apr

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U.S. Suicide Rates are up 24 Percent since 1999

Posted by on April 27th, 2016 0 comments

Suicide rates in the United States rose 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, with young girls and middle-aged men accounting for the largest increases, the Centers for Disease Control reported recently. Awareness of the likelihood of suicide is an important step towards prevention. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers suicide prevention tools… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health

Apr

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Allergy Awareness and Improved Access to Treatment for Kids

Posted by on April 27th, 2016 0 comments

Some lower income families may not be aware of options available to them for allergy prevention and treatment for kids. Epinephrine auto-injectors, such as EpiPen — which treat allergic attacks — are usually covered by insurance. The manufacturer also has programs to help those who cannot afford the medication. All families may not be familiar with… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens

Apr

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The Next Step: Making the Most of Your Coverage

Posted by on April 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a number of resources to help those with new health coverage. From Coverage to Care (C2C) provides information on how you and your family can best use it to get the care you need. C2C includes a number of resources such as the Roadmap to Better Care… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Apr

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CDC Launches Improved Online Foodborne Outbreak Search Tool

Posted by on April 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a redesigned online tool making it easier to search data on foodborne disease outbreaks. The updated Foodborne Outbreak Online Database Tool (FOOD Tool) lets users search nearly 20 years of outbreak data by state, food, or germ. An estimated 1 in 6 Americans get sick from… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Apr

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Measuring Program Outcomes: A Toolkit for Public Libraries

Posted by on April 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

A free webinar on May 4th, 2016 will present how to measure outcomes of your programs using a free toolkit for public libraries. It’s focused on implementation in small libraries, but is open to libraries of all sizes. The webinar will provide an overview of outcome measurement from Project Outcome, a new program from the… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Library

Apr

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BHIC Blog Reader Questionnaire

Posted by on April 21st, 2016 0 comments

Please share your feedback about this blog. Not only does it help us plan future posts but it also helps us to report its usefulness and necessity. Originally published on April 21: Hello readers! We would like to hear from you. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QQPT77X to complete a questionnaire about the Bringing Health Information to the Community blog’s usefulness and… Read More »

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