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Jan

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Video: I wear a mask because…

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Wearing a mask is essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created short videos, “I wear a mask because…“, to promote wearing masks. The videos feature sound bites from CDC staff about why they wear a mask. The videos are available in English and American Sign Language. Shorter… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jan

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Feeling Stressed? Ways to Improve your Wellbeing

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Have you been feeling more stressed than usual? Many people are during these challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has many people feeling overwhelmed. Everyone feels stress sometimes. It’s a natural response to a challenge or demand. Stress can come from the day-to-day pressures of work and family. January’s NIH News in Health issue provides evidence… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health

Jan

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Webinar: Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Establishing and sustaining collaborative partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments presents opportunities to bring together existing networks and partnerships and further support the communities they serve. This webinar will discuss the benefits of strong partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments. Opportunities and strategies for partnerships will also be discussed. Content for… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

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

03

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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

03

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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

Nov

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2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Posted by on November 5th, 2020 0 comments

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published its 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). Among the major changes are the addition of a sixth link focused on recovery in the AHA’s Chain of Survival, a widely-adopted series of critical actions that work to maximize the chance of someone surviving cardiac arrest…. Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Nov

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New App from SAMHSA: My Mental Health Crisis Plan

Posted by on November 5th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a new mobile app, My Mental Health Crisis Plan, which allows individuals who have serious mental illness (SMI) to create a plan to guide their treatment during a mental health crisis. The app was developed through SMI Adviser, a project funded by SAMHSA and administered by… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Nov

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NNLM Webinar: Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities

Posted by on November 5th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing — and growing fast. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. 1 in 10 people aged 65 and older. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s is expected to reach nearly 14 million by mid-century. In this webinar, the Alzheimer’s Association will provide… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, National Library of Medicine News, Senior, Webinars

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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

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