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Apr

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My MedlinePlus Weekly Newsletter: Measles

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Measles Measles is an infectious disease that and can have serious consequences. It spreads easily from person to person. Recent outbreaks of measles have occurred mostly in people who are not vaccinated and in communities that have lower rates of vaccination. There is no treatment for measles, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it…. Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

Apr

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Exercise Tips for Travelers

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Summer is a time for vacations and travel. You can still stick to your exercise routine by following these tips from Go4Life from the National Institute on Aging. Checkout their workout videos too,

Posted in: General, Senior

Apr

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FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) April 2019

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The The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment for postpartum depression. The FDA approved Zulresso (brexanolone) injection for intravenous (IV) use for postpartum depression (PPD) in adult women. This is the first drug approved by the FDA specifically for PPD. This approval marks the first time a drug has been specifically approved… Read More »

Posted in: General, Multilingual

Apr

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May is Mental Health Month

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Since 1949, Mental Health America and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This year is expanding upon last year’s theme of #4Mind4Body and taking it to the next level, to explore the topics of… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Apr

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May is Older Americans Month

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Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme is, Connect, Create, Contribute, which encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment. Contribute time, talent, and… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Apr

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Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

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The Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit was made possible through the combined efforts of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, in partnership with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, and in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Rural

Mar

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Fool the Numbers – Stay Active & Healthy!

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April 1 marks the kick off for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the theme this year is Active & Healthy.  The Office of Minority Health will join partners throughout the country to promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives.  According to the 2010 U.S. Census, about 36 percent (page 20) of the population… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

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Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health

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In January 2019, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities hosted Dr. Sandro Galea as part of the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series.  View the recorded talk, Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health” on the NIH website.  Dr. Galea’s presentation addressed the following issues: We pay great… Read More »

Posted in: General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Mar

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Serious Reactions to Medications and other Medical Therapies

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Have you or someone you know experienced a serious adverse reaction to a medication or supplement?  Did you know you have the right and ability to report your experience to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?  You can do so through MedWatch, the name of the FDA’s program for monitoring events such as: serious reactions,… Read More »

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, General

Mar

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National Health Observances Resources

Posted by on March 26th, 2019 0 comments

If you’re looking for an opportunity to create a community of health environment in your library, promoting the National Health Observances (NHOs) will do just that! The NHOs devote special days, weeks, and months to increase public awareness about important health and wellness issues. Supporting these observances can help educate and encourage healthy behaviors in your community.  The National Network of Libraries of Medicine… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, General

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