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BAM! Body and Mind

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Did you know CDC Healthy Schools has a website just for kids? Check out the BAM! Body and Mind website, with cool health info including an original web comic series! The BAM! Body and Mind website is for tweens (kids 9–12 years old), their parents, and their teachers. BAM! has information on health topics such as how… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Websites

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Healthy Brains

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Healthy Brains is a new Cleveland Clinic website. This website is an interactive platform designed to provide individualized brain health assessment tools, lifestyle tips and medical news on the prevention, early detection and treatment for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Visitors to the website can also sign up for a Brain Check-up and receive… Read More »

Posted in: Senior, Websites

Oct

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NNLM webinar: Health Insurance Literacy

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Today many adults have difficulty knowing how to find a physician, fill a prescription, use and pay for medications, and use health information to make informed decisions about their health. Libraries are prominent places in communities making libraries and librarians excellent resources for advancing health information literacy. For example, librarians can address the unmet information… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Webinars

Oct

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Hiking Safety Tips from the National Park Service

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Fall is a great time to go hiking! Whether you’re headed to a National Park or a local trail, it’s important to be prepared for your hike. The National Park Service’s Hike Smart guide provides tips for preparing for a hike and staying safe on the trail. The guide includes information about knowing your physical… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

Oct

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Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), with funding from the Government of Canada, created the “Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals.” The toolkit provides eight modules and factsheets about climate change, including; “Global Health Impacts of Climate Change,” “Climate Change Solutions with Immediate Health Benefits,” “Taking Action on Climate Change at Health… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health

Oct

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“The Vape Talk”

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The American Lung Association produced a guide for adults to talk to teens about vaping. The guide, “The Vape Talk,” includes a downloadable discussion guide, video, and information about e-cigarettes. For those interested in quitting, SmokeFree.gov provides tools to build a personalized cessation plan.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Sep

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Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit

Posted by on September 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The organization, Prevent Blindness, provides access to professional eye care for low income families around the county. The organization recently made freely available the Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit which offers educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health in both English and Spanish. These educational resources are intended for… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Low Income

Sep

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Counting a Diverse Nation

Posted by on September 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

PolicyLink and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partnered to provide the report, “Counting a Diverse Nation: Disaggregating Data on Race and Ethnicity to Advance a Culture of Health”. This report discusses current and recommended methods for collecting and analyzing data about race and ethnicity, particularly for under-reported minorities such as Asians/Pacific Islanders and AI/AN, as well… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

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Postpartum Depression webinar

Posted by on September 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

The HHS Partnership Center’s “Postpartum Depression: Help, Hope, and Healing” webinar is squarely at the intersection of women’s health and mental health. With up to 13 percent of mothers nationwide experiencing the effects of postpartum depression, this webinar seeks to offer help, hope, and pathways to healing for women. It will also include helpful information… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Webinars

Sep

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MCR Class: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Posted by on September 6th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

5 class offerings! This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library

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