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Special Issues of NIH News in Health: Parenting and Seniors

Posted by on July 18th, 2018 0 comments

NIH News in Health publishes special issues of collections of past popular stories that have been updated and reviewed. Two new collections have been released. Checkout the parenting issue and seniors issue. You can download a PDF to share with others and there are also a limited number of print copies available upon request.  … Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Senior

Jul

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My MedlinePlus Newsletter: Exercise and Kids

Posted by on July 18th, 2018 0 comments

A highlighted topic in the new weekly newsletter from MedlinePlus is on exercise and its importance in a child’s health and well-being.  Do you know the benefits of exercise for kids or how much exercise kids need? Find the answer here and check out other MedlinePlus resources on the benefits of exercise for the whole… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Jul

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“Wash and Learn” Promoting Reading at Laundromats

Posted by on July 18th, 2018 0 comments

The Sudsy’s learning center is part of Libraries Without Borders’ national “Wash and Learn” program, which “transforms laundromats into informal learning spaces.”  Started in New York City in 2015, the program now has about 12 centers across seven states, said Adam Echelman, a Libraries Without Borders representative. Libraries Without Borders partnered with the Coin Laundry… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Jun

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Improving Access to Disaster Health Information

Posted by on June 20th, 2018 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine released a new design for the Disaster Information Management Research Center website and the Disaster Lit® database.  The new design improves access to key resources on natural and man-made disasters, as well as public health emergencies such as emerging infectious diseases. You will also find disaster apps and other mobile-based… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites

Jun

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FDA’s Office of Women’s Health

Posted by on June 20th, 2018 0 comments

The FDA’s Office of Women’s Health has a variety of resources to help women make healthy choices for themselves and their loved ones. Check out the women’s health resources and healthy living tips on this page medication safety for women. The Women’s Health Alert is an e-Update that highlights women’s health initiatives, meetings, and regulatory safety… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jun

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The National Institutes of Health Launches HerbList, a Mobile App on Herbal Products

Posted by on June 20th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCH) has launched HerbList™ – an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. Developed by NCCIH and launched through the National Library of Medicine’s app pages, HerbList is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. HerbList helps… Read More »

Posted in: General

Feb

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Move More for Heart Month

Posted by on February 21st, 2018 0 comments

Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Promoting February as American Heart Month, they have these suggestions. Heart disease can be prevented, and you can lower your risk by being more active. Endurance,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Senior

Feb

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HIV Among African Americans

Posted by on February 21st, 2018 0 comments

This is an updated fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) summarizing HIV prevalence and trends in African Americans.  According to the CDC, “Blacks/African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those who have ever received an AIDS diagnosis, compared to other races/ethnicities.”  

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS, Public Health

Feb

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Sexuality and Sexual Health Webinar Series

Posted by on February 21st, 2018 0 comments

The Family Support Center of NJ recognizes the need for current and relevant trainings to be made available to family members; and professionals working within the field of disabilities. This is a  webinar series for caregivers and professionals who care for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities on sexuality and sexual health.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Webinars

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A look at health literacy from National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

From NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine Focus on: Health Literacy Check out the interview with resident expert Rob Logan, PhD, in the Office of Communication and Public Liaison at NLM to find out what’s going on in the growing field of health literacy. Logan is the co-editor of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News

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