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Sep

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FDA Launches New Campaign to Warn Kids about the Dangers of E-Cigarettes

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

The FDA launched a new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids about the dangers of e-cigarette use as part of the agency’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan. “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign will target nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through digital platforms, social media, and in-school ads nationwide. With its tagline, “Know the Real Cost… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Sep

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Suicide and Refugee Children and Adolescents

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed this three-page fact sheet that offers information about risk and protective factors related to suicide and refugee children and adolescents. It describes how refugee children and adolescents who experience suicidal thoughts may not receive the help they need as many refugee families do not seek traditional mental… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

Sep

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American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Preparedness Guide for Disasters and Emergencies

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

With the hurricane season upon us, this nine-page guide from the AAFP will help you create plans for personal preparedness. Included in the guide are checklists, inventories, and a preparedness assessment. Topics include: creating a disaster, evacuation and communication’s plan, preparations for financial needs, such as making sure you have cash on hand, and recovering… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Jul

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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

20

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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

20

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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

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