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Contact Tracing

Posted by on December 30th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

“Contact tracing was not designed to determine how people who got the infection got infected, however in the process of interviewing those cases—identifying their contacts—we do have a conversation about how they got exposed”. Find out about contract tracing with a short interview with Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley on “Targeted COVID-19 Restrictions”.  … Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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Advice from a Chiropractor

Posted by on December 30th, 2020 0 comments

Work pressures, relationship stress and other life challenges can cause tension headaches — especially when you add repetitive activities and poor posture to the mix. A chiropractor from the Cleveland Clinic offers practical tips for relief here.  

Posted in: Health Information

Dec

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NNLM Reading Club and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health Presents… Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D. author of Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Posted by on December 30th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

Join the NNLM Reading Club and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) as we present an afternoon with Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D.. He’ll join our host, Edgar Gil Rico, NAHH, to discuss his book, Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon. Dr. Q, as he is known, shares his journey… Read More »

Posted in: General

Dec

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Interested in a Genetic Counseling Career?

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

What is a genetic counselor? What do they do and how much money do they make? These questions and more are answered in the Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Genetic Counseling Career Profile interactive.  Scroll through to learn all about this STEM career in demand. It’s never too early to start planning whether you are a… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

Dec

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How Vaccines Work and are Developed

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

Vaccines can save millions of lives whether for the flu, measles, or other diseases. Currently researchers are hard at work developing vaccines that will prevent COVID-19. Vaccines contain tiny fragments of the disease-causing organism or the blueprints for making the tiny fragments. They also contain other ingredients to keep the vaccine safe and effective. These… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Dec

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Stay Safe During the Holidays

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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But is it the safest? Though the holidays will be celebrated a little differently this year, decorating, cooking, and gift giving will likely continue. It provides us with comfort and something to look forward to. Though these holiday rituals may not seem risky or dangerous, they do… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

Dec

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MedlinePlus Social Media Toolkit

Posted by on December 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The new MedlinePlus Social Media Toolkit includes ready-made posts for social media and other communication channels. Sharing these posts will help to connect your community to high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted and easy to understand, in both English and Spanish. The toolkit includes images, texts, and links to resources from MedlinePlus…. Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News

Dec

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Webinar: All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters

Posted by on December 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Speaker: Shannon N. Zenk, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, Bethesda, MD Date: December 9, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. ET to 1:00 p.m. ET Location: Videocast; Registration Required Maybe the saying shouldn’t be “you are what you eat,” but rather “you are where you eat.” Social and economic factors, such as where someone lives, have powerful… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Dec

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HIV Pocket Guides from the CDC

Posted by on December 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Monday, December 1st, was World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Providing accurate health information is essential to HIV prevention and management. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, HIV/AIDS

Dec

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Access Dr. Bill Sullivan’s Webinar 24/7!

Posted by on December 1st, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

Did you miss Bill Sullivan discussing the hidden forces of genetics last week? Don’t worry! You can catch up on the November 17th webinar whenever is convenient for you here. Dr. Bill Sullivan, professor of pharmacology and microbiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, discussed his book Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Webinars

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