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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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Be an Organ Donor

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As of August 2017 over 116,000 men, women, and children are on the national transplant waiting list and the number continues to climb. According to Organdonor.gov, 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 54% actually have signed up as donors. One donor has the ability to save up to 8 lives. Have you… Read More »

Posted in: General, Multilingual, Websites

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Tips for Understanding Research Studies

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

Reading or hearing health news stories can be confusing and difficult to understand. It can be hard to know what to believe. Health News Review has compiled a list of tipsheets, links, and other resources to help both journalists and health care consumers evaluate claims about health care interventions. Here you will find such topics… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

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New App Helps Parents Track Child’s Developmental Milestones

Posted by on December 12th, 2017 0 comments

Is your child’s development on track for his or her age? Now you can find out with CDC’s new free Milestone Tracker app. The app makes it easy for parents to track, support, and celebrate their young child’s development. “Skills like taking a first step, saying those first words, and waving ‘bye-bye’ are developmental milestones… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Holiday Toy Tips

Posted by on December 12th, 2017 0 comments

Toys are at the top of many shopping lists and is a often a favorite part of holiday shopping. Those youngsters may have a wish list a mile long but which of those many items are safe?  When choosing a toy for a child, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the toy be appropriate for… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Generic Drugs

Posted by on December 12th, 2017 0 comments

In the United States, 9 out of 10 prescriptions filled are for generic drugs. Increasing the availability of generic drugs helps to create competition in the marketplace, which then helps to make treatment more affordable and increases access to healthcare for more patients. The FDA’s Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) within the Center for Drug Evaluation… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

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DNA Essay Contest

Posted by on November 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

National DNA Day is celebrated every April 25, which commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. Next year’s DNA Day will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  Teachers and students from around the world are encouraged to celebrate by participating in… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Rural Transportation Toolkit

Posted by on November 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Transportation is often an economic and social factor when it comes to health, especially in rural areas. To maintain health, transportation is needed to access health services but remains a barrier for many in rural areas. The Rural Health Information Hub has a new Rural Transportation Toolkit which includes evidence-based examples, promising models, and resources… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

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Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

Posted by on November 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has a new resource, Youth Compendium of Physical Activities. This compendium provides measures of energy expenditure for 196 common youth activities including sedentary activities, standing activities, playing and participating in games, and walking and running. The compendium can be used by researchers, healthcare professionals, teachers, and fitness professionals.

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Keeping Youth Drug Free

Posted by on October 10th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

By the time most children reach pre-school age, they have observed adults smoking and or drinking alcohol. By the time they begin attending elementary school, they have been exposed to illegal drugs and by the time they enter their teens, many will have already used an illegal substance. Children, including teens, do not have the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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