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NIHSeniorHealth.gov to be Retired August 2017

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

On August 1, 2017, the NIHSeniorHealth.gov web site will be retired. NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the first government web site designed for older adults, was launched in 2003 by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The site provided evidence-based health information to millions of older adults in a format geared to… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Senior

Jun

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National HIV Testing Day June 27th

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Visit the CDC’s National HIV Testing Day page to find important online resources, social media sample  messages, posters and infographics to raise awareness and promote the CDC’s HIV testing campaign. Materials are available to help you incorporate the campaign in your community.

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Websites

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How to Keep Your Children Safe From Prescription Drugs

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

Recently in the news are reports of children overdosing on their parents or caregivers medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year emergency rooms get about 60,000 cases of kids who get into over-the-counter medicines or prescription drugs. So how can you keep your children safe? Follow the link to detailed… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

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Communicating Clearly About Medicines: Proceedings of a Workshop(in Brief 2017)

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

The Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on communicating clearly about medicines. The workshop focused on the clarity of written information given to patients and consumers as printed or digital materials. The workshop was organized around presentations and panel discussions that explored the design of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Senior

May

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Check Out the Cool Spot.gov

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

Looking for a way to talk to tweens and teens about peer pressure and drinking? The Cool Spot was created for kids 11-13 years old by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). One of the goals for this site was to help kids learn skills to resist pressure to drink and to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Websites

Jan

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CDC's Tips From Former Smokers™

Posted by on January 18th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers™ ads will continue in 2017 encouraging smokers to quit through messages from real people whose lives were negatively affected by smoking.  Beginning on January 9 through the first half of 2017 these ads will run nationally on broadcast and cable TV, in magazines… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

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CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers™

Posted by on January 18th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers™ ads will continue in 2017 encouraging smokers to quit through messages from real people whose lives were negatively affected by smoking.  Beginning on January 9 through the first half of 2017 these ads will run nationally on broadcast and cable TV, in magazines… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

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January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted by on January 18th, 2017 0 comments

January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month.  To learn more about TBI go to the MedlinePlus topic page, Traumatic Brain Injury  https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0tiq or the Kid’s Health topic page, Cold, Ice and Snow Safety https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kqpn  

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

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Health Equity Change Makers

Posted by on January 18th, 2017 0 comments

From the Office of Minority Health, Health Equity Change Makers is a program that was developed for people to share their personal stories that “illustrate the far-reaching impact of health disparities — and the ways that we all, as individuals, in our families and communities, and as a nation — are making change happen every… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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Coping with the Holidays

Posted by on December 21st, 2016 0 comments

Sometimes the holidays can be very stressful. Here are some resources from the MedlinePlus Health Topics pages that can help you cope. Mental Health and Stress National Center for Complementary and Integrative: Health Relaxation Techniques https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qsvc Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health: Good Mental Health https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ykmf  National Center for Complementary and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

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