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Apr

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Keeping Backyard Poultry

Posted by on April 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Owning backyard chickens and other poultry has become more popular over the years and it can be a great experience. Many owners enjoy the educational opportunity for family and friends as well as having fresh eggs for cooking and eating. But, be aware that these livestock carry germs and can cause people to get sick…. Read More »

Posted in: General

Apr

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Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) resource directory

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Children’s Cancer Association’s Kids’ Cancer Pages is the first-ever national resource directory on childhood cancer and was recognized by the National Cancer Institute as “the most comprehensive guide for families currently available.” Now in its fifth edition, this vital support tool is sent free of charge to every pediatric hospital in the country as well… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease

Apr

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The National DNA Day Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Series

Posted by on April 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will launch the National DNA Day Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Series on Friday, April 20, continuing each week day until Friday, April 27, 2018, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Genomics experts will answer questions at the Reddit Science community forum, “/r/Science“. A Reddit AMA is an… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Mar

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Staying Healthy curricula

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 0 comments

Staying Healthy, an award-winning curriculum that is used throughout the United States. It is written at a 4th-5th grade reading level and is suitable for low intermediate level ESOL learners and above. The newly-released Staying Healthy for Beginners is written at a lower reading level, making it more accessible to learners at the high beginning level. Both curricula… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Mar

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Recipe of the Week

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 0 comments

MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine consumer health resource, recently created a new feature, Recipe of the Week. Here you can find healthy yet tasty dishes to cook and serve. Each recipe includes the ingredients, prep and cook time, number of servings, and nutrition information for Quinoa Black Bean Salad, Quick Beef Casserole, Baked Tilapia… Read More »

Posted in: General, Websites

Mar

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National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program- Graphic Medicine

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program’s newest exhibit is Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn! This banner exhibit is available for free though shipping charges do apply. Graphic Medicine explores the meaning of an emerging genre of medical literature that combines the art of comics and personal illness narrative. This approach can reveal the emotional… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library, Websites

Feb

13

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Good and Cheap cookbook

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments

Leanne Brown wrote the New York Times bestselling cookbook for people who are on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits or for anyone on a tight budget. The project started off as her master’s thesis at New York University and a Kickstarter campaign allowed for an initial printing for those without computer access. Thousands of copies have been… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Websites

Feb

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Choosing Wisely

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

More care is not always better care. Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to help patients and doctors talk about what’s truly needed. The ABIM Foundation has joined with more than 70… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Feb

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Health Literacy and Older Adults workshop

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy will host a public workshop featuring presentations and discussions of health literacy and healthy aging on March 13, 2018 beginning at 8:00am ET, at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Potential areas of discussion include the changing health needs of older adults; chronic… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library, Senior, Webinars

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Free webinar: NLM’s Genetics Home Reference

Posted by on January 5th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Join the NNLM Resource Picks webinar on Wednesday, January 31 from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET. This session will feature Stephanie Morrison who is the Team Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource, Genetics Home Reference. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM resource for consumer health information about health conditions that have a genetic… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites

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