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May

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Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit

Posted by on May 25th, 2018 0 comments

This toolkit is designed to help organizations identify and implement a health promotion programs. It also provides best practices and resources for small and rural communities. https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/ruralhealth  

Posted in: Rural

May

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The case for Health Literacy- Moving from equality to liberation

Posted by on May 25th, 2018 0 comments

The National Academy of Sciences states that Health Literacy is something that should be a priority of the health care system. As talked about in this article it should not be something that is merely equal for everyone involved but should be pushed to the point that there is full transparency for the average person… Read More »

Posted in: General

May

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Opioid Addiction Resources for Patrons

Posted by on May 25th, 2018 0 comments

The opioid crisis in this country is making the news every day. Web junction has created a collection of resources for librarians of all types to share on their websites and with their patrons. This collection is made up of resource guides, programming, books and handouts and flyers from across the country. https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/opioidresources

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

Feb

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Can You Get Sick From The Flu Twice In One Season?

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments

Every season thousands of people come down with the flu, deal with the symptoms and recover. Unfortunately, having the flu does not prevent you from having the flu again later in the season. Every year there are several strains of the flu going around, some more prevalent than other but all can make you sick…. Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Feb

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Some Vitamins Can Cause False Test Results but Not Harm

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Biotin, a great supplement for nail and hair growth along with many other positive things for your body, has been recently linked to impacting test results for several conditions and diseases. The FDA has put out an alert that the biotin that you ingest, can cause false readings on certain test results for things such… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, General, Public Health

Feb

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TV Medical Dramas Give the Wrong Idea About Real Healthcare

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

TV shows like Greys Anatomy and ER have been standard TV fare in most households for the past several decades. As entertaining as they are, they can give an unrealistic view of our healthcare system and how hospitals work. A recent study in the Journal of Trauma Surgery & Acute Care- states that medical dramas… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

Jan

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Easier Access to Medical Records on your iPhone

Posted by on January 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Apple has recently added a medical records section to its existing health app. This enables the user to store all of their medical information in one place that is always accessible at their fingertips. The new feature also enables participating providers to update the patient with new information. Instead of having multiple apps, portals or… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Electronic Health Records

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Increasing Senior Resilience Toolkit

Posted by on January 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

This 61-page toolkit’s purpose, is to enable those involved in aging-in-place assistance and disaster resilience to help those older adults in need, to recover and thrive from both natural and man-made disasters. It takes these two complementary fields and brings them together to assist those who may not be able to help themselves after disaster… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Senior

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What is a Community Living Room?

Posted by on January 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

For immigrants coming to this country with little money, living conditions cannot always be called “family friendly”. For many this may consist of an entire family living in one room, not what we would traditionally call a home. For many people in this situation, the local YMCA in San Francisco is helping build a sense… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Inner City, Low Income

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