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Healthy People Webinar on Strategies to Improve Air Quality

Posted by on October 31st, 2016 0 comments

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Environmental Quality November 17, 2016 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET Learn how the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Air Quality Program is working to improve air quality in New York City by monitoring the impact of pollutants. For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/h6at Free continuing education… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Environmental Health, Public Health

Oct

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Apply for Spring or Fall 2017 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses

Posted by on October 31st, 2016 0 comments

Augusta University and The National Library of Medicine (NLM) are pleased to announce that the application period for the NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course for 2017 is now open. The Biomedical Informatics course offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field.  The course guides participants through topics including biomedical… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, National Library of Medicine News, Scholarships and Grants

Oct

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Have a safe Halloween!

Posted by on October 31st, 2016 0 comments

Before you get dressed up and start trick-or-treating tonight, check out these sites for safety tips from food to streets to costumes. Halloween Health and Safety Tips (CDC) A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween (KidsHealth from Nemours) Make Halloween a Sweet Dream, Not a Nightmare (Foodsafety.gov) ‘Lucky 13’ Tips for a Safe Halloween (FDA)

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, Public Health, Public Library

Oct

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AHRQ Teach-Back Strategies Help Primary Care Providers Engage Patients and Families

Posted by on October 28th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

To learn more about how clinicians use “teach-back” to improve communication with patients, access AHRQ’s Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients. The new resource features evidence-based interventions for implementing the teach-back technique in primary care practices.  With teach-back, clinicians ask patients or family members to explain in their own… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Oct

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Aging in Place Technology Report 2016

Posted by on October 28th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

The marketplace for technology to assist aging adults in the Longevity Economy is expected to grow sharply from $2 billion today to more than $30 billion in the next few years, according to the updated report by Aging in Place Technology Watch, more likely to be based on customization of standard software than creation of… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Senior

Oct

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Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit

Posted by on October 28th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

A variety of forces are pushing hospitals to improve their discharge processes to reduce readmissions. Researchers at the Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) developed and tested the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED). Research showed that the RED was effective at reducing readmissions and post-hospital emergency department (ED) visits. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality contracted with… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Oct

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Follow favorite journals with PubMed Journals

Posted by on October 27th, 2016 0 comments

Put your NCBI account to work and follow favorite journals through PubMed Journals. This PubMed Labs experiment shows you the latest published articles in your journals along with news and trending content. For more information on the site and how to use it, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ignk

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

Oct

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MATx App to Support Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Posted by on October 27th, 2016 0 comments

MATx empowers health care practitioners to provide effective, evidence-based care for opioid use disorders. This free app from SAMSHA supports practitioners who currently provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as those who plan to do so in the future. For more information and links to the apps, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/p35a

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Oct

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Introduction to Public Health Digital Storytelling Webinars: The Role of Narrative in Public Health

Posted by on October 27th, 2016 0 comments

November 9, 2016, 1:00 pm ET For the past 20 years, StoryCenter has been supporting researchers, educators, social justice organizers, and advocates in understanding how first person narrative and participatory digital media production can advance a broad range of public health goals. Please join us for this overview of our core methods and an exploration of… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Public Health

Oct

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Dental Sealants Effective Protection for Preventing Cavities

Posted by on October 19th, 2016 0 comments

From CDC Vital Signs. Learn about dental sealants, thin coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) and how it  can prevent cavities for years. You will find  a detailed fact sheet https://nnlm.gov/bhic/factsheet to download as well as educational  infographics. On related pages you can find  information on school- based sealant programs https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ui78… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

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