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Health & Black History Month

Posted by on February 19th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

During Black History Month,the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will join partners in reflecting on the achievements of African Americans while promoting pathways to a healthier future with better health outcomes. During February, OMH will focus on the importance of daily physical activity and living an active and healthy lifestyle. Additionally, OMH will raise… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Research Behind Stuttering

Posted by on February 19th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The latest NIH News in Health newsletter describes some of the causes of stuttering or disrupted speech patterns. Stuttering affects more people than you might think. Roughly 3 million Americans have this speech disorder that makes speaking smoothly difficult. Scientists are learning about what causes people to stutter, and genes tell a big part of… Read More »

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Feb

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Do You Know Your CBDs?

Posted by on February 19th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

CBD. Cannabidiol. No matter what you call it, you may have heard health claims about this little-known part of the marijuana plant, which comes from the plant’s flowers. Some say it treats muscle aches, anxiety, sleeping troubles, chronic pain, and more. But what does the science say? Learn more about CBD in this article from… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jan

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Coronavirus Update

Posted by on January 22nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Visit the following websites for more information. Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) to find the latest news, reports, and guidelines. DIMRC is an office of the National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Jan

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Summer Programming in Libraries

Posted by on January 22nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NNLM Health Programming for Summer Reading page is live! NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to offer health programming in libraries. Visit the page for fun, free activity ideas complete with health information resources from the National Library of Medicine!

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Library

Jan

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Does your organization need money?

Posted by on January 22nd, 2020 0 comments

No, that title isn’t a get-rich-quick scam, it’s an announcement for the NNLM PSR 2020-2021 Funding Webinar! Join NNLM PSR staff and guest speakers to hear about two incredible projects our members have run over the past year with the support of subaward funding, and to learn more about the funding opportunities and logistics of… Read More »

Posted in: General

Dec

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Educational Opportunities in January

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

If you are already making plans for your January educational or professional activities, consider one/all of the following webinars; women’s health, rural health, and aging populations. American Society on Aging: Innovative Approaches to Reach Underserved Populations Living with Dementia. This webinar will provide examples of community-based programs that strive to meet the needs of specific underserved… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Webinars

Dec

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Office of Minority Health Report

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health released a new Health Disparities Report which details what health disparities continue to affect people residing in the U.S. and efforts to address these issues from each state.  The page also provides a map to find the minority health point of contacts in… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

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Fasting Fads

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Fasting and intermittent fasting are perhaps topics that come to mind when preparing for the parties and gatherings of winter break. The latest NIH News in Health provides information on fasting and the effects on health. What is fasting? What changes develop in our bodies when doing so? Should you fast?

Posted in: General, Health Information

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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

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