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Feb

22

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What Makes A Vaccine Successful?

Posted by on February 22nd, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

At the moment we’re all talking about vaccines like never before, but what makes a vaccine successful? The ultimate indicator of a successful vaccination campaign—the percentage of people who are fully vaccinated against a condition, such as COVID-19—must be tracked by all communities. Read more on how states and localities can improve the data they… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us

Feb

22

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Rare Disease Month

Posted by on February 22nd, 2021 0 comments Tags:

Rare diseases are individually rare yet collectively common. In fact, 1 in 10 people in the USA are affected by a rare disease. There are only six days until Rare Disease Day and you can learn more about the day here. To find out more information about rare diseases and their impact on so many of… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us

Feb

22

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Black History Month Webinar

Posted by on February 22nd, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

In recognition of Black History Month, join the All of Us Research Program in celebrating African-American researchers’ impact and contributions to the media and research fields on Friday February 26th at 12-1:30pm EST. The event is open to anyone with a passion for discovery and innovation but is especially designed for African American emerging researchers and early career… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Webinars

Feb

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National COVID-19 Resiliency Network Partners

Posted by on February 17th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) has joined the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)’s National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) of partners to inform community-driven response, recovery, and resiliency strategies for addressing the impact of COVID-19 on communities. In response to the needs of communities most impacted by COVID-19, NACHW has partnered with Morehouse… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information

Feb

17

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POC in History of Medicine Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Posted by on February 17th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

Join Megan Rosenbloom, UCLA Collection Strategies Librarian, and the Medical Library Association (MLA) on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 12:30-2:30pm Pacific Time to edit Wikipedia entries about People of Color (POC) and their significant contributions to American medical history. Examples include: Sojourner Truth & Harriet Tubman, healthcare workers & advocates in addition to being famous… Read More »

Posted in: General

Feb

17

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BLOSSOM Virtual Symposium

Posted by on February 17th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

The Building Life-Long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale and Mindfulness (BLOSSOM) Virtual Symposium is a 3-day event focused on library staff and their health and wellness. The speakers include NNLM Associate Director Nisha Mody and NNLM GMR Community Engagement & Outreach Specialist Bobbi Newman. Register today to tune in on March 24-26, 2021!

Posted in: General, Mental Health

Feb

09

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American Heart Association’s interactive cardiovascular library

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

February is American Heart Month and what better time than to learn more about heart health. The American Heart Association has an interactive cardiovascular library called “Watch, Learn and Live”. Through text, animation and graphics, viewers can learn about over 20 topics related to heart health. What’s nice about the interactive library is that plain text… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy

Feb

09

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Henrietta Lacks’ Life and Contributions to Medical Research

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Unlocking Life’s Code presents a new timeline highlighting the life of Henrietta Lacks and the medical science discoveries resulting from her cells known as HeLa cells. As you scroll through the timeline, you will learn more about who Henrietta Lacks was, how HeLa cells were discovered, and how medical science has benefitted. The timeline complements… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Feb

09

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Media Literacy in the Library

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

In response to the need for media literacy education, the American Library Association (ALA) has released a free digital guide and related webinar series to help library workers plan for moments like these. “Media Literacy in the Library: A Guide for Library Practitioners” contains information, program ideas and conversation starters on topics like misinformation and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Webinars

Feb

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The Nutrition Source’s Healthy Living Guide 2020/2021

Posted by on February 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Although we do not have concrete evidence regarding specific dietary factors that can reduce risk of COVID-19, we do know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critical to keeping our immune system strong. Beyond immunity, research has shown that individuals following five key habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health

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