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Financial Literacy through Consumer.gov

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

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created Consumer.gov to help people learn about topics related to financial literacy, including credit, how to manage debt, identity theft, avoiding scams, budgeting, opening a bank account, shopping for prepaid cards, and managing money. Consumer.gov resources may be very helpful for adult learners. They contain concise and practical consumer… Read More »

Posted in: General, Websites

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Two New Models that Will Increase Patient Engagement Care Decision-Making

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

Earlier this month the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced two new models from the CMS Innovation Center. The Beneficiary Engagement and Incentives (BEI) Models — the Shared Decision Making Model and the Direct Decision Support Model — which will test different approaches to shared decision making, acknowledging that beneficiaries make decisions regarding… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Dec

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12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some tips for making your holiday season as healthy as possible. Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays. Read more here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/4jir

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

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Coping with the Holidays

Posted by on December 21st, 2016 0 comments

Sometimes the holidays can be very stressful. Here are some resources from the MedlinePlus Health Topics pages that can help you cope. Mental Health and Stress National Center for Complementary and Integrative: Health Relaxation Techniques https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qsvc Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health: Good Mental Health https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ykmf  National Center for Complementary and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Dec

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Million Hearts Campaign from the CDC

Posted by on December 21st, 2016 0 comments

Looking for heart-healthy holiday recipes? The Million Hearts campaign from CDC.gov can offer some inspiration!”  You can prepare special recipes that are good for you too.   https://nnlm.gov/bhic/27jq   

Posted in: General

Dec

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ChooseMyPlate.gov Holiday Infographics

Posted by on December 21st, 2016 0 comments

Here is a very colorful and educational infographic on how to choose healthier options during the holidays https://nnlm.gov/bhic/s6bf Presented as an infographic is how to prepare Pumpkin 5 Ways. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/rcut And the last highlighted infographic from ChooseMyPlate.gov is Turkey 5 Ways. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fs3z

Posted in: General

Dec

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MedlinePlus: Your Source for Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by on December 19th, 2016 0 comments

In addition to health topic pages on mental and physical conditions, MedlinePlus has numerous resources for improving one’s overall wellness. The Mental Health page has advice on letting go of grudges, managing your anger and “cultivating contentment.” Are you looking to ways to drink less? Check out the Alcohol and Alcoholism pages. Do you want… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health

Dec

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Prevent travel-related blood clots

Posted by on December 19th, 2016 0 comments

Many people have travel plans this week. Sitting for long periods of time, such as on a long distance flight or car ride, can increase one’s risk of developing life-threatening deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the leg. Check out MedlinePlus for more information on the prevention of DVT: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/csb1

Posted in: General

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National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day

Posted by on December 19th, 2016 0 comments

National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day is the held on the first day of winter, the longest night of the year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are homeless are at greater risk for many mental and physical health problems, and have a much higher mortality rate compared to those who are not… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Low Income

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National Homeless Person's Memorial Day

Posted by on December 19th, 2016 0 comments

National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day is the held on the first day of winter, the longest night of the year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are homeless are at greater risk for many mental and physical health problems, and have a much higher mortality rate compared to those who are not… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Low Income

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