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Oct

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NIH to assess and expand COVID-19 testing for underserved communities

Posted by on October 27th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

“It is critical that all Americans have access to rapid, accurate testing for COVID-19, especially underserved and vulnerable populations who are bearing the brunt of this disease. RADx-UP will help us better understand and alleviate the barriers to testing for those most vulnerable and reduce the burden of this disease on all Americans” – NIH… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Oct

27

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Pregnancy Loss Support

Posted by on October 27th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Pregnancy loss is a harsh reality faced by many expecting couples. If you have lost your baby, you know how devastating and painful this loss can be. You might wonder if you’ll ever have a baby to hold and call your own. But surviving the emotional impact of pregnancy loss is possible. And many women… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Oct

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NNLM Reading Club Presents…Pleased to Meet Me

Posted by on October 27th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

On November 17th at 2pm ET join Dr. Bill Sullivan, author of Pleased to Meet Me, as he describes the hidden forces of genetics that shape personality and behavior.  Dr. Bill Sullivan is a professor of pharmacology and microbiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. You can tune in here.

Posted in: All of Us, Public Health, Webinars

Oct

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Basic Science from the NIH

Posted by on October 21st, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The NIH is helping those of us with a non-science background understand the basics of scientific discoveries in their October 2020 issue of the NIH News in Health newsletter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for the NIH to provide this information for citizens to learn how U.S. governmental and international… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Oct

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Office of Minority Health Community Health Information

Posted by on October 21st, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

If you are looking for COVID-19 resources specific to racial and ethnic minorities, check out the Knowledge Resource Center from the Office of Minority Health. Search the online catalog for resources in various formats from articles to fact sheets from sources such as the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities to the Regional Risk Communication… Read More »

Posted in: General, Multilingual

Oct

21

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Expanding Access to Telemedicine

Posted by on October 21st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NNLM South Central Region recently partnered with the Pottsboro Public Library to provide library patrons the technology to telehealth visits within the library. The project helps expand access and privacy to telemedicine for community members who otherwise might not have the resources. For more information, visit the award page. For those interested in the implementation… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Library, Rural, Webinars

Oct

13

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New to MedlinePlus: Help Me Understand Genetics

Posted by on October 13th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s online health information resource, is always growing. “Help Me Understand Genetics,” new to MedlinePlus, is an introduction to fundamental topics related to human genetics, including illustrations and basic explanations of genetics concepts. “Help me Understand Genetics” begins with the basics of understanding cells and DNA, and also includes information… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News

Oct

13

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[Online class] ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers

Posted by on October 13th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Libraries have a role in providing reliable health information resources so patrons can be more knowledgeable about health conditions that may have a genetic factor as well as be better informed about the role of genetics in their health and its… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News

Oct

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Exercise and Breast Cancer

Posted by on October 13th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Research has shown that women who exercise have an improved quality of life and have fewer side effects during and following treatment. Exercise has also been shown to enhance overall health and wellness, improve mood,… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Websites

Oct

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Celebrate Health Literacy This October

Posted by on October 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations, advocates, and individuals to promote the importance of making health information understandable for everyone. In the spirit of Health Literacy Month this October, the Public Library Association (PLA) is highlighting a suite of free tools and resources to public libraries to build awareness of health issues, prevention,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Websites

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