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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

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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

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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

Dec

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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

Dec

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Expanding Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools: A Toolkit

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

The “Expanding Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools” toolkit provides information and resources to mobilize communities to expand school-based services for substance use prevention and early intervention. Two resources focus on leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including a step-by-step guide on how to build a successful campaign to do so. Other… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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What’s New “About MedlinePlus”

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

As many of you know, MedlinePlus is the comprehensive consumer health information resource from the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has gone through a number of changes over the years. Recently, its “About MedlinePlus” web page has been expanded and updated to help librarians, community organizations, health professionals, and the public to be more knowledgeable about… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Nov

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Sesame Street Addresses Parental Addiction

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

Earlier this year, a fuzzy green Muppet, named Karli, was introduced. Karli is in foster care because her mother is in recovery. When a family member struggles with addiction, the whole family struggles. Children often think it’s their fault; they feel shame, embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness; they may feel invisible. It takes special effort to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

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Science Tools in the Classroom for Elementary and Middle School Students

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

Science Tools  in the Classroom tools are designed to interest elementary and middle school students in DNA-based applications for basic science research to address fundamental challenges in our world. Teachers can boost their science knowledge and provide students with a bioinformatics-based kit of interesting, engaging instructional materials. Microbes, diseases, and forensics are just a few… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

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

Each person’s “healthiest self” is different. We have different bodies, minds, living situations, and people influencing our lives. Each area can impact your overall health. This means we each have a unique set of health needs. NIH Wellness Toolkits highlight evidence-based tips for living well and improving your health and well-being in any area you’d… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

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BAM! Body and Mind

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Did you know CDC Healthy Schools has a website just for kids? Check out the BAM! Body and Mind website, with cool health info including an original web comic series! The BAM! Body and Mind website is for tweens (kids 9–12 years old), their parents, and their teachers. BAM! has information on health topics such as how… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Websites

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