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Posts by archive: September 2016

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Sep

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Technical Assistance for Grant Applicants

Posted by on September 28th, 2016 0 comments

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center offers a free webinar for funding applicants. Why All the Excitement about Logic Models? This webinar provides an overview of logic models and when to use them in both applications and evaluations. The webinar includes how to write specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART) objectives and how to access… Read More »

Posted in: Scholarships and Grants

Sep

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Free Bilingual Resources

Posted by on September 28th, 2016 0 comments

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases presents two free bilingual resources. Ana’s Story: Sports Injuries/La historia de Ana: Lesiones deportivas and Isabel’s Story: Osteoporosis/La historia de Isabel: Osteoporosis. These fotonovelas provide reliable information on preventing and managing sports injuries and osteoporosis in an engaging, easy-to-read format to help patients, family members, and others learn… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual

Sep

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Indian Health Service Toolkits

Posted by on September 28th, 2016 0 comments

New Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Toolkits are available from the Indian Health Service. The toolkits will help American Indian and Alaska Native communities implement local programs to prevent diabetes and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. The diabetes prevention toolkit, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/f6bj, is based on the NIH Diabetes Prevention Program research, showing that even losing a small amount of… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Sep

26

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Tips for Healthy School (and Work) Lunches

Posted by on September 26th, 2016 0 comments

Do you pack a lunch for you and/or your kids? Many prepackaged meals are full of salt, added sugar and extra calories. Here are tips for building healthier lunches and keeping food safe until lunchtime. School Lunches (Nemours): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/z4ai Back to School Fuel (The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/8xfc

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health

Sep

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Stay Safe During Hunting Season

Posted by on September 26th, 2016 0 comments

For many parts of the United States, fall is hunting season. Recreation.gov has tips for hunters and non-hunters to stay safe in the woods this time of year. Spotlight: Safety During Hunting Season: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/rd10

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Rural

Sep

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Health Hotlines Discontinuation

Posted by on September 26th, 2016 0 comments

From the National Library of Medicine: “Health Hotlines was developed by NLM as a community service to help the public locate health-related information from organizations with toll free numbers. NLM has decided it will no longer update the Health Hotlines database because most of the information is now readily available through web search engines and… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News

Sep

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New Look for Think Cultural Health Site

Posted by on September 23rd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the launch of Think Cultural Health’s newly redesigned website.  The Think Cultural Health website now includes designs that feature a simpler layout and brighter colors.  It’s also mobile ready and can be accessed anytime from your cell phone, tablet… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Sep

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Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults

Posted by on September 23rd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

Whether you’re settling into your sixties or heading into your ninth decade, be careful when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements. And if you’re caring for older loved ones, help them stay safe, too. Why the special concern? The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Health, Senior

Sep

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FDA Information for Consumers on Food and Flavors

Posted by on September 23rd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) offers consumers information on food and flavors. The FDA monitors food products to ensure that what is written on the package is not misleading or inaccurate and it can, when necessary, take action against the food company. Domestically, warning letters can be followed by enforcement actions such as… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Health, Websites

Sep

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Color Me Healthy

Posted by on September 22nd, 2016 0 comments

Coloring books for both children and adults have become very popular lately. A blog post from NLM’s Circulating Now: From the Historical Collections of the World’s Largest Biomedical Library highlights this trend with references to The Latest Greatest Coloring Book about Lice from the National Pediculosis Association, CDC’s Express Your Health and The Non-Color AIDS Color… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, National Library of Medicine News

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