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Nov

07

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Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments

One of the most important advances in treating serious mental illness in recent years is improving care for people experiencing a first onset of serious mental illness such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and other conditions. It is known that early phases of mental illness can be identified, and then team-based coordinated specialty care treatment… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Nov

07

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National Diabetes Month: Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

About seven out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States get gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Most of the time, it goes away after the baby is born. However, it does increase the risk for the mother and child to develop type… Read More »

Posted in: General

Nov

07

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Using Data To Improve Effective Responses To Individuals In Crisis

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Crisis Intervention Teams have shown effectiveness in decreasing the number of mental health related arrests while increasing public safety. To support communities in creating and evaluating their own crisis intervention teams, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has published a new report titled, Crisis Intervention Team Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice:… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Oct

09

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Food Safety for Young Adults

Posted by on October 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

As our children grow up and leave for college or employment they are taking steps to becoming independent including how to grocery shop, eat healthy, and keep food safe.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides information specifically for young adults regarding food safety. Food safety tips sheets provide bite-sized information in both English and… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

Oct

09

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Health Screenings: Benefits and Overdiagnosis

Posted by on October 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Health screenings are tests that look for diseases before symptoms may appear. These screenings can diagnose diseases early which may allow for easier and more effective treatment. Which tests are needed may depend on your age, gender, and family history. But some experts say that screenings can sometimes do more harm than good and that… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Oct

09

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Older Adults and Research

Posted by on October 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) are collaborating on the Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR) project to encourage older adults and their family caregivers, including underrepresented populations, to consider participating in research.  Organizations can join this project and collaborate with… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Senior

Sep

11

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How to be Smoke Free

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Cancer Institute has developed a website, SmokeFree.gov, full of free resources to help smokers  as they strategize to quit as well as those who are helping others as they work to become smoke free. Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. At the top of the home web page,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Senior, Websites

Sep

11

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Support and Care for Transgender Children

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Through a partnership between the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children, was produced. This resource provides information to help parents, friends, and the community better understand and better equipped to help transgender children as they explore their gender… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Sep

11

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Online Health Information Course

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Associations’s collection of short self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, now features a course all about researching health topics on the Internet. Developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the new course was designed to help learners understand and evaluate health information while… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Websites

Aug

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Plan Ahead for Disasters

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments

September is National Preparedness Month and provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness

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