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NNLM Partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Nov

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Holiday Bakers Beware

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

From the FDA Consumer Health Information Before you eat that raw cookie dough read this. Raw dough can make you sick. Eating raw dough or batter—whether it’s for bread, cookies, pizza or tortillas—could make you, and your kids, sick, says Jenny Scott, a senior advisor in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. According to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Sep

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Caring for Responders and Survivors During and After Disasters

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

Here are several resources and Apps that address the affect on staff, responders and survivors involved in a disaster and how to help them. Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff after a Disaster  This document was produced by the HHS Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Technical Resources, Assistance… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Sep

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Communicating in an Emergency

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

Learn how to communicate clearly during an emergency using words that people will understand. Tips from the We Love Health Literacy Blog “It is  on us to make sure important safety messages are clear to consumers — before, during, and after an emergency.” Here is what  we need to keep in mind when we’re communicating… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Sep

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Tattoo Remorse? What You Need to Know About Erasing Your Ink

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

Regrets on getting that tattoo? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates tattooing and tattoo removal, has some practical advice on tattoo removal. This information is taken directly from that report. “One way to go is professionally supervised laser removal, according to Mehmet Kosoglu, an FDA engineer. The process exposes a tattoo to… Read More »

Posted in: General

Aug

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Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the AHRQ.  Access state information for state statistics on opioid-related hospital care using an interactive map of the United States. Also included are hospitalization trends for 2009-2014.

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

Aug

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Public Health Emergency: Hurricane Harvey 2017

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the Public Health Emergency (PHE) website. PHE is the  public health and medical emergency support for a nation prepared. This site has topics such as food and water safety , cleaning-up from the storm, resources for professionals and the latest information from the HHS. This site will give you the latest and up-to-date information… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Aug

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AHRQ Provides Resources To Aid Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) In  support of federal efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, AHRQ has reissued a pair of resources to help public health officials and clinicians ensure that patients receive medical services under challenging circumstances. The Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist provides practical tools for opening shuttered… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Jul

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Discovery Documentary: First in Human

Posted by on July 28th, 2017 0 comments

On August 10,  Discovery will premiere First in Human, a three-part documentary on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. Viewers will get an up-close, never before seen, look at the successes and setbacks of developing brand-new medicines. This was filmed over a one year period with film crews embedded in the hospital following… Read More »

Posted in: General, Uncategorized

Jul

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Opioid Abuse Up Among Older Adults

Posted by on July 28th, 2017 0 comments

Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), news release, July 26, 2017 “While *opioid abuse has fallen among younger Americans, the same cannot be said for older adults, a new government report shows. Rates of opioid abuse among young adults — aged 18 to 25 — decreased from 11.5 percent in 2002… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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