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High Blood Pressure: Global Totals Double in Four Decades

Posted by on November 29th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The number of people living with high blood pressure, or hypertension, worldwide has grown from 594 million in 1975 to over 1.1 billion in 2015 – mainly because of population growth and aging – says the study, published in The Lancet. However, while average blood pressure is high and rising in less affluent countries, especially… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

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Redesign of National Library of Medicine Toxicology Tutorial

Posted by on November 29th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated its online toxicology tutorial. ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology. For almost 20 years, students and others have used ToxTutor to explore the fundamental principles of toxicology. Written in plain language and including helpful illustrations, the tutorial provides users of toxicology resources, including… Read More »

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

Nov

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FDA Helps You Make Healthy Food Choices

Posted by on November 29th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , , ,

As you’re sitting around your kitchen table or walking into your favorite chain restaurant, or in the grocery store, you may wonder: What should I feed myself and my family at home? What about when we’re eating out? Which of the many food options available would be a healthy choice, no matter where we’re eating?… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Websites

Nov

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Oral Health in Indian Country

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016 0 comments

The National Indian Health Board is a non-profit organization which provides a variety of services to tribes, Area Health Boards, Tribal organizations, federal agencies, and private foundations. Their online survey. Oral Health in Indian Country, will allow Tribal members, Tribal leaders and others to provide feedback on oral healthcare access and patient satisfaction in Indian Country. Learn more… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

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More than 20 Million Children Lack Sufficient Access to Essential Health Care

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016 0 comments

“Unfinished Business: More than 20 Million Children in U.S. Still Lack Sufficient Access to Essential Health Care” is a report based on analyses of national data sets concerning uninsured children, insured children who miss primary care visits due to various barriers, and insured children who lack access to essential subspecialties. The report describes problems that… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Nov

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Circle of Life Prevention Curriculum for Youth

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016 0 comments

Multimedia Circle of Life is a sexual risk-reduction program designed specifically for American Indian youth ages 10-12 years. Multimedia Circle of Life teaches skills such as goal setting, decision making, and standing up to peer pressure. Prevention topics include: how diseases are spread; the health effects of HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted infections; and ways… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, HIV/AIDS

Nov

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NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey

Posted by on November 17th, 2016 0 comments

Are you a family caregiver, or do you know or work with family caregivers? Take the NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey, and help National Library of Medicine to identify the kinds of health information most needed by family caregivers and the best ways to share this information. The survey can be accessed at the… Read More »

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

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Holiday Mental Health texts from MedlinePlus

Posted by on November 17th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has launched a MedlinePlus text messaging campaign on Holiday Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, and Stress. Users that sign-up for the campaign will receive 3 text messages per week through the holidays on mental health support, such as managing anxiety, coping with depression, and preventing stress during the holiday season. Users… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, National Library of Medicine News

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Mapping the Opioid Epidemic in the US

Posted by on November 17th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

Andria Caruthers posted “Mapping the Opioid Epidemic in the US” on CommunityCommons.org. She reviewed geographic trends of the opioid epidemic and included Community Commons maps that link to their interactive versions. To read the full article, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fvqp. Don’t know about Community Commons? According to its About page, “Community Commons is a place where data, tools, and stories… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Health, Websites

Nov

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Supporting the Wellness of Military Children and their Families webinar from SAMHSA

Posted by on November 16th, 2016 0 comments

SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families Technical Assistance Center Presents: Resources, Innovations, and Partnerships: Supporting the Wellness of Military Children and their Families Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:30pm EST Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9lrz Research has shown that military and veteran children are particularly resilient, especially when provided with the right tools, activities, and support. This webinar will… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Veterans Resources, Webinars

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