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Online Training Resources for College Students from the National Library of Medicine

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

College students majoring in chemistry, public health, and many other health science fields can use the free online training resources available through National Library of Medicine (NLM) to learn about toxicology, health mapping for their local communities, how to locate drugs and chemicals through PubMed, genetics, and more. Students and instructors can find additional educational resources… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

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How Drug Marketing May Influence Prescriptions

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Drug companies often promote products during events or sales visits to doctors. This type of marketing is known as detailing because doctors learn details about drug benefits and side effects. Doctors may also receive gifts such as meals and free samples. Some academic medical centers have begun to restrict detailing. But little is known about… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

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Association Between Teaching Status and Mortality in U.S. Hospitals

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

In an observational study of approximately 21 million hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries, adjusted 30-day mortality rates were significantly lower at 250 major teaching hospitals compared with 894 minor teaching and 3339 non-teaching hospitals overall (8.3% vs 9.2% and 9.5%) as well as for several individual common medical and surgical conditions. Read more here: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/to3n  

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

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Break for Medical Library Association

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments

The BHIC Contributors are going to take a break from May 26th through 31st so we can concentrate on learning and sharing at the Medical Library Association conference. Be on the look out for fresh ideas and resources in June!

Posted in: General

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Health Disparities and Big Data

Posted by on May 24th, 2017 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities are collaborating on a project to gather input on the current state of science and research on minority health and health disparities. A key component is the use of big data and its role in reducing health disparities. A paper published… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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AHRQ Decision Aids for Patients

Posted by on May 24th, 2017 0 comments

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides Decision Aids for patients with certain conditions to help them think about what is important to them when talking with their clinician about treatment options. Decision Aids on Lung Cancer Screening, Urinary Incontinence, Osteoporosis, and Prostate Cancer are available, along with patient handouts and other resources…. Read More »

Posted in: General

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Children of Incarcerated Parents

Posted by on May 24th, 2017 0 comments

Youth.gov provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth. See their resource pages for children of incarcerated parents. Having a parent in prison can have an impact on a child’s mental health, social behavior, and educational prospects. The emotional trauma that… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2017

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine will offer awards up to $50,000 for organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects to improve HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the public. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, HIV/AIDS, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library, Scholarships and Grants

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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

May 22 through 28 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. NNLM South Central Region has a Blogadillo post with facts about illnesses and germs, drowning, and pool chemicals. The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) highlights the Model Aquatic Health Code in their post entitled “It’s All About Diarrhea During Healthy and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

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Alzheimer’s Association Needs Assessment Toolkit webinar

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

June 8, 2017 at 3pm EDT Register Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association’s Needs Assessment Toolkit from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Alzheimer’s Association. The webinar will include presentations from health professionals on assessments conducted in North Carolina and Arizona as well as an overview of the toolkit.

Posted in: Public Health, Senior, Webinars

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