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Winter Storm Safety Tips and Resources

Posted by on November 16th, 2017 0 comments

The National Weather Service has developed a number of Winter Weather Safety Resources to help people stay safe before, during, and after a winter storm. You will find useful information presented in multiple ways, including infographics (such as the one below), quizzes, presentations, news posts, and much more.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Websites

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Understanding Lab Tests: Resources from NLM

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Laboratory tests (often known as lab tests) check a sample of blood, urine, or body tissues, and then a technician or doctor analyzes the test samples to see if the results fall within a normal range. It may be difficult for patients to understand the purpose and results of lab tests, so the National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

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HHS Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon

Posted by on November 16th, 2017 0 comments

On December 6 and 7, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon at the The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington, DC to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

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DNA Essay Contest

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National DNA Day is celebrated every April 25, which commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. Next year’s DNA Day will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  Teachers and students from around the world are encouraged to celebrate by participating in… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Rural Transportation Toolkit

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Transportation is often an economic and social factor when it comes to health, especially in rural areas. To maintain health, transportation is needed to access health services but remains a barrier for many in rural areas. The Rural Health Information Hub has a new Rural Transportation Toolkit which includes evidence-based examples, promising models, and resources… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

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Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

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National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has a new resource, Youth Compendium of Physical Activities. This compendium provides measures of energy expenditure for 196 common youth activities including sedentary activities, standing activities, playing and participating in games, and walking and running. The compendium can be used by researchers, healthcare professionals, teachers, and fitness professionals.

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Hypertension Control Champions

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

EvidenceNow is an initiative from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with the goal of improving heart health by helping small and medium sized practices use the most recent heart health evidence. The Primary goal of EvidenceNow is to improve the heart health related care at more than 1,500 primary care practices in… Read More »

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Rural Health Workforce Webinar

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

On November 14, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 pm EST, you can view the webinar Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce: Tools, Resources and Outcomes from the Health Resources and Services Administration. This webinar is part of the Workforce Grand Rounds series from the HRSA, which was developed with the goal of expanding the pool of high quality health… Read More »

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APHA Natural Disaster Resources

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

The Get Ready Campaign from the American Public Health Association (APHA) released an emergency preparedness quiz. Test your knowledge about hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires or use it to educate others. After you take the quiz, take a look at some emergency preparedness factsheets from the Get Ready Campaign, or review their most recent newsletter. The… Read More »

Posted in: General

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NIH News in Health, November 2017

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Check out the November issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, General, Public Health

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