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Sep

10

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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

10

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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

Aug

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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

Aug

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Say It Out Loud: Speaking With Teens About Mental Health

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

Raising awareness by sharing information and starting conversations about mental health is key in reducing stigma and increasing the likelihood that teens will seek mental health care when they need it. NAMI created Say it Out Loud toolkit to get teens talking about mental health. Say it Out Loud gives adults the tools they need… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health

Aug

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Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Guide

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

The 48 page booklet Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Guide is a consumer publication from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that explains the processes involved with stem cell transplantation for the treatment of leukemia and other forms of blood cancers. It describes side effects that can occur as a result of the treatment, suggestions for… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jul

09

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Webinar on Vaccine Information and Resources

Posted by on July 9th, 2019 0 comments

The NNLM webinar series, PNR Rendezvous, has a free webinar focusing on vaccine information. When: Wednesday, August 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT (please adjust to your time zone) Session Title: Libraries Connecting Communities to Vaccine Information & Resources With vaccines being in the headlines recently, it is likely many of your library patrons… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library, Webinars

Jul

09

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Webinar on NLM Disaster Information

Posted by on July 9th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) hosts a webinar series devoted to National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources. It’s an opportunity to learn more about an unfamiliar or even a familiar resource. These webinar sessions can reveal NLM hidden gems or highlight resource features that may be unfamiliar to users. NLM experts present… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites

Jul

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Know the Risks of Marijuana

Posted by on July 9th, 2019 0 comments

The number of states legalizing the use of marijuana is slowly growing, whether for medical and/or recreational use. Marijuana use among all adult age groups, both sexes, and pregnant women is increasing as well. At the same time, the perception of how harmful marijuana use can be is declining. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

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Measles Outbreak Toolkit for Local/State Health Departments

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

The CDC Measles web page provides resources for local and state health departments that need help answering questions about measles outbreaks. It provides links to graphics, a variety of letters, templates, and a video about signs and symptoms of measles. This information can be posted on health department web sites, or you can syndicate the… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

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