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Applications Being Accepted for the 2020 MLA Research Training Institute

Posted by on November 25th, 2019 0 comments

Are you a library professional interested in learning more about the research process? Do you have a brilliant idea or research topic that you want to pursue but do not know where to start and need support to carry it through? The Research Training Institute (RTI) is a unique, intensive, and collaborative program that takes… Read More »

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December 1: World AIDS Day

Posted by on November 25th, 2019 0 comments

World AIDS Day is on December 1st.  It is an annual observance to celebrate and support global efforts to prevent new HIV infections, increase awareness and knowledge, and support those living with HIV.  It was first observed over 30 years ago, and since then, tremendous progress has been made to prevent and treat HIV. Learn… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, HIV/AIDS, Public Health

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NNLM Webinar: Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education

Posted by on November 25th, 2019 0 comments

Public and school libraries throughout the nation have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing this year with the reading theme “A Universe of Stories”. Join us for an online offering of Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education. Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and NASA Solar… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Public Library, Webinars

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New Online Course: Using Healthcare.gov to Enroll in Health Insurance

Posted by on November 12th, 2019 0 comments

In coordination with Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment for 2020, which runs Nov. 1–Dec. 15, 2019, in states that use the Federal Marketplace Platform, the Public Library Association (PLA) has released a new online tutorial to help consumers sign up for health insurance. The course, Using Healthcare.gov to Enroll in Health Insurance, covers the basics of securing… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Websites

Nov

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NNLM Webinar: Making Sense of Numbers

Posted by on November 1st, 2019 0 comments

Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information Literacy, Webinars

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Sleep as Medicine

Posted by on November 1st, 2019 0 comments

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found too much or too little sleep is associated with higher risk of heart attack.  A survey of more than 450,000 individuals concluded those with high genetic risk for cardiovascular disease can lower their chance of a heart attack by almost 20 percent… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Articles, Public Health

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Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science

Posted by on November 1st, 2019 0 comments

Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (CCS) is an NLM priority area for NNLM.  Through citizen science and crowdsourcing, NNLM can engage communities in addressing societal needs and accelerating biomedical science, technology, and innovation. Collaborations between communities and researchers build capacity to address problems and meet research goals.  Community participation in the research process also builds trust… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, National Library of Medicine News

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