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Feb

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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices

Posted by on February 24th, 2020 0 comments

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit/4 module asynchronous online class. Through interactive, self-paced tutorials, discussion forums, and a synthesis exercise, users will learn:         What is a health reference interview         How the library can protect patrons’… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Webinars

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Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Posted by on February 24th, 2020 0 comments

NNLM’s Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2020, and this year’s topic is Preventative Health & Wellness.  Kelsey Cowles, MAR Academic Coordinator & Liz Waltman, SEA Education and Communications Coordinator will host a training webinar on April 2, 2020 from 2-3 PM ET. Sign up for the training webinar to learn… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information

Feb

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NNLM Human Genetics Film Kits

Posted by on February 24th, 2020 0 comments

Are you interested in providing health information to your community? We know how difficult this can be in small and rural libraries with limited budget and personnel. Announcing the NNLM Human Genetics Film Kit. Partnering with the NIH All of Us Research program, we are providing film kits to up to 250 public libraries across… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Health Information Literacy

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Health & Black History Month

Posted by on February 19th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

During Black History Month,the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will join partners in reflecting on the achievements of African Americans while promoting pathways to a healthier future with better health outcomes. During February, OMH will focus on the importance of daily physical activity and living an active and healthy lifestyle. Additionally, OMH will raise… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Research Behind Stuttering

Posted by on February 19th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The latest NIH News in Health newsletter describes some of the causes of stuttering or disrupted speech patterns. Stuttering affects more people than you might think. Roughly 3 million Americans have this speech disorder that makes speaking smoothly difficult. Scientists are learning about what causes people to stutter, and genes tell a big part of… Read More »

Posted in: General

Feb

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Do You Know Your CBDs?

Posted by on February 19th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

CBD. Cannabidiol. No matter what you call it, you may have heard health claims about this little-known part of the marijuana plant, which comes from the plant’s flowers. Some say it treats muscle aches, anxiety, sleeping troubles, chronic pain, and more. But what does the science say? Learn more about CBD in this article from… Read More »

Posted in: General

Feb

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Locating Substance Misuse Treatment

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated the website, FindTreatment.gov. This newly designed website helps connect those who are looking for substance misuse/abuse treatment. Visitors can enter a ZIP Code to find local state-licensed facilities, treatment options, payment and insurance information, and what to expect on the first call.

Posted in: Health Information, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) informs workers, employers, and occupational health professionals about workplace chemicals and their hazards. The NPG gives general industrial hygiene information for hundreds of chemicals/classes. The NPG clearly presents key data for chemicals or substance groupings (such as cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in workplaces. The guide… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Health Information, Public Health

Feb

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Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. Although the percentage of adults who smoke is at an all-time low in the U.S., 34 million adults still smoke and therefore continue to be at risk of developing smoking-related diseases. This report makes it clear that one of the most important… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Child Opportunity Index

Posted by on February 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Children who live in neighborhoods with quality early childhood education and schools, safe housing, access to healthy food, parks and playgrounds and clean air are more likely to grow into healthy, productive adults than children who don’t. The Child Opportunity Index (COI) measures and maps the quality of resources and conditions that matter for children… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health

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