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Aug

21

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School’s in Session!

Posted by on August 21st, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

August signals back to school season for many families and communities! While finding books and supplies may be at the top of people’s checklists, health should be a leading priority as well. LatinX and Spanish speaking families may encounter difficulties finding materials to learn more about health topics or discuss them with teachers, healthcare providers,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Aug

21

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Periods – Let’s End the Stigma.

Posted by on August 21st, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Migraines, constipation, diarrhea, painful sexual intercourse – all possible issues menstruators, or people who menstruate, may experience.  For those unfamiliar with the word, menstruators is a gender-inclusive term to address the fact that non-binary, gender nonconforming, and trans people menstruate as well. A PubMed Central search for “trans gender AND menstruation” retrieves 866 results, compared… Read More »

Posted in: General

Aug

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Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBTQ+ Populations

Posted by on August 21st, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

The NNLM New England Region is offering a webinar on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBTQ+ Populations tomorrow, 08/22/19 at 8 AM/HT , 11 AM PT , 1 PM CT , 2 PM ET.  This webinar is aimed at librarians, healthcare professionals, and the general public who wish to learn about the healthcare… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jul

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Virtual Reality and Health

Posted by on July 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Unless you spend most of your time floating in an alternate universe, you are aware of how virtual reality, or VR, will transform the future of our healthcare.  The latest NIH News in Health, Beyond Games: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Health, describes the potential uses of this technology.  The NNLM PSR is excited to… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jul

17

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Libraries and Immigrant Health

Posted by on July 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Immigrant health was briefly mentioned during the opening session of the NAHN Conference, and along with nurses, librarians are a group concerned with how to best support this population.  For those interested in how libraries can help support this population, here are a few resources to share:  REFORMA Children in Crisis Project – https://www.facebook.com/REFORMAChildreninCrisis/  CDC Immigrant… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Jul

17

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National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)

Posted by on July 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NNLM PSR is exhibiting at the 2019 National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Conference today, July 17 through Friday, July 19.  See links to a few session resources:  Susan Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, spoke about The Future of Nursing 2020: How Latinos Can Play a Role in the Future of U.S. Health Care. Future of Nursing Campaign for Action… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Conferences, General

Jun

19

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LGBTQIA+ Book Club

Posted by on June 19th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Interested in running a book club but not sure where to start? Interested in receiving an entirely free book club kit, bags, print materials, and discussion guide included? It may sound too good to be true, but thanks to the NNLM it’s not! Check out the Reading Club Kit Selection Guide  and order yours today!

Posted in: General

Jun

19

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Health Needs of LGBTQ+ Populations

Posted by on June 19th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

For more services from the NNLM, view the recording of the most recent Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBTQ+ Populations webinar provided by the Greater Midwest Region. Register for the next webinar to be held on August 22, 2019; in the meantime, you may download the latest list of References and Resources.

Posted in: General, Webinars

Jun

19

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LGBTQIA+ Student Scholarships

Posted by on June 19th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Pride Month is in full swing as well as summer vacation, which brings relaxation, road trips, and for many, prepping for the school season to come! For those working with or providing resources to LGBTQIA+ students, find financial aid resources specifically for them, including those interested in the health professions, below. The Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund promotes… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Scholarships and Grants

May

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Let’s Talk Mental Health *Every* Month

Posted by on May 15th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

In continuing with our Mental Health Month themed blog posts, I’d like to thank the Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA), for sharing their Mental Health Issues page. From this page, I discovered the Mental Health Toolkit created by the Mental Health America organization. Mental Health America (MHA) was founded in 1909,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health

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