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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

Nov

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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