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Discovery Documentary: First in Human

Posted by on July 28th, 2017 0 comments

On August 10,  Discovery will premiere First in Human, a three-part documentary on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. Viewers will get an up-close, never before seen, look at the successes and setbacks of developing brand-new medicines. This was filmed over a one year period with film crews embedded in the hospital following… Read More »

Posted in: General, Uncategorized

Jul

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Opioid Abuse Up Among Older Adults

Posted by on July 28th, 2017 0 comments

Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), news release, July 26, 2017 “While *opioid abuse has fallen among younger Americans, the same cannot be said for older adults, a new government report shows. Rates of opioid abuse among young adults — aged 18 to 25 — decreased from 11.5 percent in 2002… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jul

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40th Annual Report on the Health of the Nation

Posted by on July 28th, 2017 0 comments

Source : The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “Health, United States, 2016,” the 40th annual report on the health of the nation has been released. This year’s report features a chartbook of long-term trends in health and healthcare delivery over the past 40 years. From declines in cigarette smoking and increases in… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Jul

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Solar Eclipses: Planning Resources for Local Emergency Healthcare Providers

Posted by on July 24th, 2017 0 comments

To address planning and response concerns and help local emergency healthcare providers plan for the many gatherings to watch the solar eclipse on August 21st, the HHS ASPR TRACIE team compiled Solar Eclipses: Planning Resources with links to “fact sheets, checklists, locally-developed guidance documents, and news articles on eye safety, injury treatment, and planned mass gatherings… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Jul

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Vision and Aging: See Well for a Lifetime Toolkit in English and Spanish

Posted by on July 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) from the NIH National Eye Institute has put together a Vision and Aging: See Well for a Lifetime toolkit, in English and Spanish, to aid in leading “eye health educational sessions with older adults in your community. Whether you want to lead a small educational session about vision… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Senior

Jul

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The HEAL Program

Posted by on July 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Health Education and Literacy (HEAL) Program® from Literacy for Life addresses health literacy through classes for adults seeking to improve their health care knowledge and thorough training for medical professionals. The HEAL presentations engage medical providers in a discussion about health literacy, and the HEAL classes focus on patient engagement and empowerment. The 45-minute presentation… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Jul

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Study Finds Mistakes with Medications are on the Rise at Home

Posted by on July 19th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen. Some people end up taking the wrong dose of a medication or the wrong pill. Sometimes, they don’t wait long enough before taking a second dose. Other times, it’s a health professional who’s at fault. A pharmacist might have dispensed a medication at the wrong concentration, for… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy

Jul

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“All of Us” Research Project Article Highlights Precision Medicine and Director Dishman

Posted by on July 19th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

About a year ago, National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the All of Us initiative, a large-scale research program that NIH hopes will make possible precision medicine: the design of health care tailored for each individual. Directing this research project is Eric Dishman whose remarkable story is perhaps eclipsed by the audacity of the All of Us initiative… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

Jul

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National Institute on Aging – Staying Connected

Posted by on July 19th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

With the retirement of NIHSeniorHealth.gov on August 1st, sign up for the National Institute on Aging mailing lists for updates on health information relating to aging and older adults. E-alerts include healthy aging highlights, Alzheimer’s news and annoucements, NIA for Caregivers, Go4Life fitness tips, and tips to maintain motivation to help you be more active…. Read More »

Posted in: Senior, Websites

Jul

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Integrating Historic Food Ways into Current Healthcare Practices – IHS CE

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Indian Health Service is hosting an online webinar, Integrating Historic Food Ways into Current Healthcare Practices on Wednesday, July 26th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/1pm MDT/12pm PDT/11am AKDT. For more information and the link to join the session, visit IHS Diabetes Online CME/CE Education webpage.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

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