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Jul

19

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“All of Us” Research Project Article Highlights Precision Medicine and Director Dishman

Posted by on July 19th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

About a year ago, National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the All of Us initiative, a large-scale research program that NIH hopes will make possible precision medicine: the design of health care tailored for each individual. Directing this research project is Eric Dishman whose remarkable story is perhaps eclipsed by the audacity of the All of Us initiative… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

Jul

19

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National Institute on Aging – Staying Connected

Posted by on July 19th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

With the retirement of NIHSeniorHealth.gov on August 1st, sign up for the National Institute on Aging mailing lists for updates on health information relating to aging and older adults. E-alerts include healthy aging highlights, Alzheimer’s news and annoucements, NIA for Caregivers, Go4Life fitness tips, and tips to maintain motivation to help you be more active…. Read More »

Posted in: Senior, Websites

Jun

23

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Creating Engaging Health Care App Design

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Human-centered design is particularly important when designing health care apps. This article discusses the process of designing successful and engaging products, including understanding the problem designers are seeking to address, and designing from “multiple points of view, and in the context of the chaos and complexity of everyday life.” To learn more, please see: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/5lcy

Posted in: Articles, General

Jun

23

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TOXMAP Now Includes Updated Coal Plant Data, Congressional Districts

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The TOXMAP beta now includes The TOXMAP beta now includes 2016 coal emissions data published by the US EPA’s Clean Air Markets program. Data was obtained from the Air Markets Program Data (AMPD) tool, a publicly-available data system for searching and downloading data collected as part of EPA’s emissions trading programs. Political boundaries for the U.S. 115th congressional districts reflect… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Jun

23

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Opioid Epidemic Swamps Hospitals – Latest Data

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The opioid epidemic swamped hospitals with 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year, according to data released from the AHRQ. The 2014 numbers, the latest available for every state and the District of Columbia, reflect a 64 percent increase for inpatient care and a 99 percent jump for… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Health

May

25

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Online Training Resources for College Students from the National Library of Medicine

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

College students majoring in chemistry, public health, and many other health science fields can use the free online training resources available through National Library of Medicine (NLM) to learn about toxicology, health mapping for their local communities, how to locate drugs and chemicals through PubMed, genetics, and more. Students and instructors can find additional educational resources… Read More »

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

May

25

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How Drug Marketing May Influence Prescriptions

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Drug companies often promote products during events or sales visits to doctors. This type of marketing is known as detailing because doctors learn details about drug benefits and side effects. Doctors may also receive gifts such as meals and free samples. Some academic medical centers have begun to restrict detailing. But little is known about… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

May

25

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Association Between Teaching Status and Mortality in U.S. Hospitals

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

In an observational study of approximately 21 million hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries, adjusted 30-day mortality rates were significantly lower at 250 major teaching hospitals compared with 894 minor teaching and 3339 non-teaching hospitals overall (8.3% vs 9.2% and 9.5%) as well as for several individual common medical and surgical conditions. Read more here: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/to3n  

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Apr

28

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NIH Launches Spanish Health Information Portal

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a Spanish-language health information website, Portal de Información de Salud de NIH, in Summer 2016, although some may not be aware of the site. The site offers free, evidence-based health information from across the NIH, on topics ranging from child health to aging. The mobile-friendly site includes… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health, Websites

Apr

28

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FDA Supports Research to Reduce Health Disparities

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collaborating to identify and address health disparities. Health disparities refer to differences in the health status of different groups of people. These differences may affect how often a disease occurs (frequency), how serious a disease is (severity), or how often a disease… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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