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My MedlinePlus Weekly Newsletter: Measles

Posted by on April 17th, 2019 0 comments

Measles Measles is an infectious disease that and can have serious consequences. It spreads easily from person to person. Recent outbreaks of measles have occurred mostly in people who are not vaccinated and in communities that have lower rates of vaccination. There is no treatment for measles, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it…. Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

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Exercise Tips for Travelers

Posted by on April 17th, 2019 0 comments

Summer is a time for vacations and travel. You can still stick to your exercise routine by following these tips from Go4Life from the National Institute on Aging. Checkout their workout videos too,

Posted in: General, Senior

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FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) April 2019

Posted by on April 17th, 2019 0 comments

The The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment for postpartum depression. The FDA approved Zulresso (brexanolone) injection for intravenous (IV) use for postpartum depression (PPD) in adult women. This is the first drug approved by the FDA specifically for PPD. This approval marks the first time a drug has been specifically approved… Read More »

Posted in: General, Multilingual

Dec

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Heart Healthy Recipes for the Holidays

Posted by on December 19th, 2018 0 comments

Having problems deciding how you can cook healthy meals during the holidays?  Check out these weekly posts for heart-healthy recipes on MedlinePlus. This week’s recipe is for a warm and tasty peach cobbler.

Posted in: General

Dec

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Food Allergies and Holiday Meal Planning

Posted by on December 19th, 2018 0 comments

When planning your holiday meals this season, you may have to keep in mind friends or family members with a food allergy or intolerance. Allergic reactions might include itching, abdominal cramps, drop in blood pressure or trouble breathing. Learn how to avoid cross-contamination when cooking and how to manage food allergies on the food allergy health topic page… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News

Dec

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Webinar: Health Literacy Begins at Your Library

Posted by on December 19th, 2018 0 comments

For anyone who is interested in the role their library can play in promoting the health and wellness of its community through fostering higher health literacy or anyone who is interested in  the role health  literacy plays in managing one’s health, this webinar will be of interest to you. Library programs directed toward children, teens,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Webinars

Nov

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National Family History Day

Posted by on November 21st, 2018 0 comments

Thanksgiving Day is also National Family History Day. This Thanksgiving and holiday season, spend some time talking to your loved ones about any health concerns that might be genetic or hereditary. Knowing your risks can help you make choices to lower that risk and create a healthier future for yourself and your family.

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy

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Holiday Safety Tips

Posted by on November 21st, 2018 0 comments

It is important to keep our family and guests at holiday gatherings healthy and happy. To do this follow the food safety tips from the FDA for Consumers.  Remember to clean, separate (avoid cross-contamination), cook and chill.    

Posted in: General

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Nurturing Healthy Neighborhoods Communities Affect Health

Posted by on November 21st, 2018 0 comments

“You probably already know that your genes can affect your health. So can the choices you make, such as getting enough exercise and eating healthy food. But did you know that where you live can affect your health, too?” This is from an article in the November issue of NIH News in Health.  Read about… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Environmental Health, General

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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

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