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Mar

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MyPlate App

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Many are already familiar with the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) ChooseMyPlate.gov resource which acts a guide in eating healthier. Information is available for all ages, for educators, and for health professionals. Recently a new tool was added. Use the Start Simple with MyPlate mobile app to pick daily food goals, see real-time progress, and… Read More »

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March is National Nutrition Month

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, we invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite and the Academy of Nutrition and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

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MyPlate Kitchen

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

MyPlate Kitchen features are designed to encourage key behaviors emphasized in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include the following: Detailed nutrition analysis provided on recipes to help consumers choose recipes that meet nutrition goals Comprehensive search filters such as program area, equipment, cuisine as well as nutrition-related messages to help users find recipes according… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Feb

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Locating Substance Misuse Treatment

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated the website, FindTreatment.gov. This newly designed website helps connect those who are looking for substance misuse/abuse treatment. Visitors can enter a ZIP Code to find local state-licensed facilities, treatment options, payment and insurance information, and what to expect on the first call.

Posted in: Health Information, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Feb

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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) informs workers, employers, and occupational health professionals about workplace chemicals and their hazards. The NPG gives general industrial hygiene information for hundreds of chemicals/classes. The NPG clearly presents key data for chemicals or substance groupings (such as cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in workplaces. The guide… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Health Information, Public Health

Feb

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Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. Although the percentage of adults who smoke is at an all-time low in the U.S., 34 million adults still smoke and therefore continue to be at risk of developing smoking-related diseases. This report makes it clear that one of the most important… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jan

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NNLM Webinar: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing

Posted by on January 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Advertising for DNA testing companies proliferates the media these days, but many individuals spit or swab, but then wonder how to get beyond their ethnicity results. The first questions usually asked regarding genetic testing are: “Where should I test?” and “I got my results, now what?” We will explore these questions and more in this… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Webinars

Jan

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Find Eye Health Images and Videos

Posted by on January 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Looking for high quality eye health and vision images and videos? The National Eye Institute Media Library has you covered. You can choose from hundreds of engaging, scientifically accurate photos, videos, and infographics – all free to use. You’ll find such images as contact lens care, eye anatomy, eye disease simulations and more to use… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Jan

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Home Modification for Healthy Aging

Posted by on January 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Eldercare Locator has released a new brochure to increase awareness of home modifications. Older adults who want to live at home as they age often find that their homes are not keeping up with their changing needs. Changes that accompany the aging process can affect the ability of older adults to stand for long… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

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Winter Holiday Fire Safety Tips

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

Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season. But, they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. Did you know: Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in more than two of every five (44%) home Christmas tree fires. Two… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Websites

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