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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

Jan

19

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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

Jan

19

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From the CDC: Not too late to get a flu shot

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Jan

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From the FDA Office of Women’s Health: Medicine and Pregnancy

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

The FDA Office of Women’s Health offers resources to help women and healthcare providers get informed about medicines and other products used during pregnancy.  For 2018 the FDA Office of Women’s Health will continue to advance the understanding of women’s health issues, launch new research, and lead outreach activities to help women make safe and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Websites

Dec

20

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Mom-to-Be’s High Blood Sugar May Raise Baby’s Odds for Heart Defects

Posted by on December 20th, 2017 0 comments

The latest study on the effects of high blood sugar during pregnancy found that not only does diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects but the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels — not just full-blown diabetes. Among women who did not have diabetes before… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Dec

20

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5 Tips to Beat Holiday Health Pitfalls

Posted by on December 20th, 2017 0 comments

From the Office on Women’s Health Read how you can still enjoy the holidays but stay on track eating healthy and getting your workout in. The Acting Director of the Office on Women’s Health says,“Pitfalls don’t have to be part of our holiday traditions! By taking small steps, we can make sure we stick to… Read More »

Posted in: General

Dec

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What is gene therapy? How does it work?

Posted by on December 20th, 2017 0 comments

From the FDA U.S. Food & Drug Administration FDA Consumer Health Information released this update explaining what gene therapy is and how research on gene therapy will benefit us all.  Taken form the report  ”Gene therapy holds the promise to transform medicine and create options for patients who are living with difficult, and even incurable,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Nov

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AHRQ Finds Limited Use of Health Literacy Techniques Among Clinicians

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Anew AHRQ study found that most adults did not report always receiving health literacy universal precautions. The study, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Are Still a Distant Dream: Analysis of U.S. Data on Health Literate Practices, published in Health Literacy Research and Practice, analyzed data from AHRQ’s Medical… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

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