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Jan

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4 Important Facts About Heartburn

Posted by on January 27th, 2020 0 comments

Heartburn actually has nothing to do with your heart.  Dr. John Pandolfino of Northwestern University has four important facts you should know about heartburn: Many diseases can cause heartburn Regular heartburn does not lead to cancer. Not all foods trigger heartburn. Significant weight loss is not necessary to ease heartburn. Learn more here.

Posted in: General

Jan

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Small Libraries, Big Impact: How the NNLM Can Help Small & Rural Libraries Support the Health Information Needs in Their Communities

Posted by on January 27th, 2020 0 comments

This webinar will introduce the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) members to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the outreach arm of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Presenters will provide attendees with a step-by-step guide on how they can leverage NNLM to support the health information needs of rural and… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jan

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How to Prevent High Blood Pressure

Posted by on January 27th, 2020 0 comments

Nearly one-third of American adults has hypertension (high blood pressure), but it often goes unnoticed. Hypertension often does not have any major symptoms, yet it can lead to conditions like heart attack or stroke. Normal blood pressure means that your systolic pressure is less than 120 and your diastolic pressure is less than 80. The… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jan

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Coronavirus Update

Posted by on January 22nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Visit the following websites for more information. Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) to find the latest news, reports, and guidelines. DIMRC is an office of the National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Jan

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Summer Programming in Libraries

Posted by on January 22nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NNLM Health Programming for Summer Reading page is live! NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to offer health programming in libraries. Visit the page for fun, free activity ideas complete with health information resources from the National Library of Medicine!

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Library

Jan

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Does your organization need money?

Posted by on January 22nd, 2020 0 comments

No, that title isn’t a get-rich-quick scam, it’s an announcement for the NNLM PSR 2020-2021 Funding Webinar! Join NNLM PSR staff and guest speakers to hear about two incredible projects our members have run over the past year with the support of subaward funding, and to learn more about the funding opportunities and logistics of… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jan

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NNLM Webinar: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing

Posted by on January 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Advertising for DNA testing companies proliferates the media these days, but many individuals spit or swab, but then wonder how to get beyond their ethnicity results. The first questions usually asked regarding genetic testing are: “Where should I test?” and “I got my results, now what?” We will explore these questions and more in this… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Webinars

Jan

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Find Eye Health Images and Videos

Posted by on January 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Looking for high quality eye health and vision images and videos? The National Eye Institute Media Library has you covered. You can choose from hundreds of engaging, scientifically accurate photos, videos, and infographics – all free to use. You’ll find such images as contact lens care, eye anatomy, eye disease simulations and more to use… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Jan

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Home Modification for Healthy Aging

Posted by on January 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Eldercare Locator has released a new brochure to increase awareness of home modifications. Older adults who want to live at home as they age often find that their homes are not keeping up with their changing needs. Changes that accompany the aging process can affect the ability of older adults to stand for long… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Jan

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Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted by on January 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests). The National Cervical Cancer Coalition dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

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