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May

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Updated BHIC Blog

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

We have a new version of the BHIC Blog! Check out the new look by going to the new URL – https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/. Keep in mind you may need to update RSS feeds or bookmarks. During the transition, we have experienced issues with links in previous months’ posts. However, we believe that problem has been resolved. You… Read More »

Posted in: General

May

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How to Keep Your Children Safe From Prescription Drugs

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

Recently in the news are reports of children overdosing on their parents or caregivers medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year emergency rooms get about 60,000 cases of kids who get into over-the-counter medicines or prescription drugs. So how can you keep your children safe? Follow the link to detailed… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

May

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Communicating Clearly About Medicines: Proceedings of a Workshop(in Brief 2017)

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

The Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on communicating clearly about medicines. The workshop focused on the clarity of written information given to patients and consumers as printed or digital materials. The workshop was organized around presentations and panel discussions that explored the design of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Senior

May

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Check Out the Cool Spot.gov

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

Looking for a way to talk to tweens and teens about peer pressure and drinking? The Cool Spot was created for kids 11-13 years old by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). One of the goals for this site was to help kids learn skills to resist pressure to drink and to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Websites

May

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Technical difficulties with “old” BHIC links – resolved

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

Update as of 12:27pm Central Time: I believe we have found a solution, and the previous months’ links are working again. Thanks for your patience. ~BHIC Editor   Hello readers! If you are trying to access links from past months’ BHIC posts, they more than likely will not work. We are aware of the problem, and… Read More »

Posted in: General

May

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To Your Health: an NLM podcast

Posted by on May 9th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine presents a weekly audio update that highlights consumer health news and accompanying information from MedlinePlus. Information includes such topics as revised prostate cancer screening guidelines, low back pain and the geography of cancer deaths. This consumer health oriented podcast also helps consumers use MedlinePlus to follow up on weekly topics…. Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News

May

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Coping with Grief and Loss?

Posted by on May 9th, 2017 0 comments

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. Grief is often associated with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but any loss can cause grief, including divorce or relationship… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health

May

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National Cancer Institute dictionaries

Posted by on May 9th, 2017 0 comments

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides dictionaries associated with cancer for patients and consumers. The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms includes over 8,000 terms related to cancer and medicine. The NCI Drug Dictionary contains definitions and synonyms for drugs and agents used to treat cancer patients or conditions related to cancer. A check for clinical… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

May

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Groundbreaking Jackson Heart Study

Posted by on May 4th, 2017 0 comments

The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) is the most sweeping—and significant—study ever of cardiovascular disease in African-Americans. Now experts with the groundbreaking JHS are taking stock of some of the many insights gleaned since the study began in 2000. They are insights researchers say will go a long way toward helping boost the long-term health of… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

May

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FDA Menu Labeling Requirements

Posted by on May 4th, 2017 0 comments

Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home. As required by statute, FDA’s final rule for nutrition labeling in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments will provide consumers with clear and consistent nutrition information in a direct and accessible manner for the foods they eat and buy for their families…. Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

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