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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

09

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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

Jun

12

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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

Jun

12

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Next Chapter Book Club

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

The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) is a community-based literacy and social program for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing a unique opportunity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to experience community inclusion, social connectedness, life-long learning, self-determination and self-advocacy. The program was created in 2002 by Dr. Thomas Fish, the… Read More »

Posted in: Public Library

Jun

12

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Men’s Health Month

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

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average,… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Websites

May

07

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2019: Year of Air Pollution & Health

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Each month in 2019, the American Lung Association will spotlight the lifesaving importance of healthy air, focusing on different themes such as how air pollution harms health, who is at risk and ways to take action to protect our communities especially in regards to climate change. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month so… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health, Webinars, Websites

May

07

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Essay Contest for Teens on Mental Health

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Speaking Up About Mental Health! NIH invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to submit essays that explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment. The essays should describe a teen’s understanding of a specific mental health issue and… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

May

07

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NNLM Resource Picks webinar: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webinar series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. Attend the next webinar session, “NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox” on Wednesday, May 29… Read More »

Posted in: Webinars

Apr

09

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May is Mental Health Month

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

Since 1949, Mental Health America and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This year is expanding upon last year’s theme of #4Mind4Body and taking it to the next level, to explore the topics of… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

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