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Sesame Street Addresses Parental Addiction

Posted by on November 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Earlier this year, a fuzzy green Muppet, named Karli, was introduced. Karli is in foster care because her mother is in recovery. When a family member struggles with addiction, the whole family struggles. Children often think it’s their fault; they feel shame, embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness; they may feel invisible. It takes special effort to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Nov

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Science Tools in the Classroom for Elementary and Middle School Students

Posted by on November 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Science Tools  in the Classroom tools are designed to interest elementary and middle school students in DNA-based applications for basic science research to address fundamental challenges in our world. Teachers can boost their science knowledge and provide students with a bioinformatics-based kit of interesting, engaging instructional materials. Microbes, diseases, and forensics are just a few… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Nov

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Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

Posted by on November 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Each person’s “healthiest self” is different. We have different bodies, minds, living situations, and people influencing our lives. Each area can impact your overall health. This means we each have a unique set of health needs. NIH Wellness Toolkits highlight evidence-based tips for living well and improving your health and well-being in any area you’d… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Oct

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BAM! Body and Mind

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Did you know CDC Healthy Schools has a website just for kids? Check out the BAM! Body and Mind website, with cool health info including an original web comic series! The BAM! Body and Mind website is for tweens (kids 9–12 years old), their parents, and their teachers. BAM! has information on health topics such as how… Read More »

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

Oct

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Healthy Brains

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Healthy Brains is a new Cleveland Clinic website. This website is an interactive platform designed to provide individualized brain health assessment tools, lifestyle tips and medical news on the prevention, early detection and treatment for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Visitors to the website can also sign up for a Brain Check-up and receive… Read More »

Posted in: Senior, Websites

Oct

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NNLM webinar: Health Insurance Literacy

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Today many adults have difficulty knowing how to find a physician, fill a prescription, use and pay for medications, and use health information to make informed decisions about their health. Libraries are prominent places in communities making libraries and librarians excellent resources for advancing health information literacy. For example, librarians can address the unmet information… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Webinars

Sep

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Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit

Posted by on September 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The organization, Prevent Blindness, provides access to professional eye care for low income families around the county. The organization recently made freely available the Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit which offers educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health in both English and Spanish. These educational resources are intended for… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Low Income

Sep

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Counting a Diverse Nation

Posted by on September 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

PolicyLink and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partnered to provide the report, “Counting a Diverse Nation: Disaggregating Data on Race and Ethnicity to Advance a Culture of Health”. This report discusses current and recommended methods for collecting and analyzing data about race and ethnicity, particularly for under-reported minorities such as Asians/Pacific Islanders and AI/AN, as well… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Sep

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Postpartum Depression webinar

Posted by on September 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

The HHS Partnership Center’s “Postpartum Depression: Help, Hope, and Healing” webinar is squarely at the intersection of women’s health and mental health. With up to 13 percent of mothers nationwide experiencing the effects of postpartum depression, this webinar seeks to offer help, hope, and pathways to healing for women. It will also include helpful information… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Webinars

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Noisy Planet Offers a Teacher Toolkit!

Posted by on August 13th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Noisy Planet is pleased to offer a Teacher Toolkit, an easy-to-use online resource to help educators teach children in grades 2 through 6 about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. The science-based classroom presentation explains what sound is, how sound travels through the ear, how loud sounds can damage hearing over time, and… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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