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Plan Ahead for Disasters

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments

September is National Preparedness Month and provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness

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“Your Best Shot”

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The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) have collaborated to develop the “Your Best Shot” vaccine video series. These videos highlight the importance of vaccines across the lifespan. Each video focuses on a particular disease such as whooping cough, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Viewing these videos… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Senior

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Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

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Hot days are still here and heatstroke remains a risk for children in cars. Automakers, safety advocates and moms have taken to the airwaves and online with an educational campaign aimed at saving children’s lives. Sadly, an average of 37 young lives are lost each year from heatstroke due to being unattended in cars. More… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Aug

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Health Statistics on the Web

Posted by on August 13th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on August 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET for the class Health Statistics on the Web. Sponsored by MAR, this course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. Participants will have the opportunity… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Neighborhood Navigator to address Social Determinants of Health

Posted by on August 13th, 2018 0 comments

The EveryONE project is an initiative from the American Academy of Family Physicians focused on helping primary care physicians learn about and address the social determinants of health (SDOH). The Neighborhood Navigator is an output of this project. The navigator allows a user to search for services available in their zip code that will help… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Community Resiliency Webinar

Posted by on August 13th, 2018 0 comments

On August 15, 2018, the National Institute on Drug Abuse will hold a webinar titled, Prevention in Practice: Building Communities that Strengthen the Resiliency of Future Generations. This webinar will feature faith and community presenters who will discuss strategies they are implementing to promote resiliency among young people to resist the pressure and temptation to… Read More »

Posted in: General

Aug

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Palliative Care Brochure Available in Spanish

Posted by on August 8th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute of Nursing Research provides an updated brochure. Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You Have a Serious Illness. The brochure, available in English and Spanish, describes a comprehensive treatment that helps reduce or eliminate the pain and other symptoms of illness and medical treatments. Download the PDF or order free print copies by sending… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Aug

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The Importance of Community Health Centers

Posted by on August 8th, 2018 0 comments

The first Community Health Centers (also called Federally Qualified Health Centers or FQHCs) were established in the U.S. more than 50 years ago by community residents and health care providers who believed that everyone should have access to quality health care no matter who they are, where they live or their ability to pay.  The… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

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National Breastfeeding Month

Posted by on August 8th, 2018 0 comments

August is National Breastfeeding Month. According to the Office on Women’s Health, breastfed babies have lower risks during their childhood of obesity, ear infections, asthma and other conditions. Breast milk is rich in nutrients and easier for babies to digest than formula. Breastfeeding can help a mother’s health and healing following childbirth and leads to a… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

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NIOSH and Wikipedia

Posted by on August 6th, 2018 0 comments

NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is helping to make sure that the occupational safety and health information that reaches Wikipedia’s millions of readers is complete, up-to-date, and free of errors.

Posted in: Environmental Health, General, Websites

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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