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Jan

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New COVID-19 Variations

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The CDC published new information about the new COVID-19 variations on January 15, 2021. Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they might spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. At this… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Multilingual

Jan

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DNA Day Essay Contest

Posted by on January 12th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) DNA Day essay contest question is now available to students in grades 9-12 worldwide. Students are asked to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. The first place student winner receives $1,000 and their teacher receives a $1,000 genetics material grant. The submission site is now… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Scholarships and Grants

Jan

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Women in STEM – eBook

Posted by on January 12th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian is a free ebook featuring biographies of trailblazing women who made history through their scientific discoveries and innovation. From aerospace engineer and mathematician Mary Golda Ross to hair care entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, learn how women have defied gender stereotypes and overcome structural barriers to advance the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Jan

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Consumer Health Collection Management, an on-demand course

Posted by on January 12th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has a new on-demand course available for you to include in your professional development. Consumer Health Collection Management, is 4 credit hour online course which reviews collection management principles for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your… Read More »

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

Jan

07

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Video: I wear a mask because…

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Wearing a mask is essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created short videos, “I wear a mask because…“, to promote wearing masks. The videos feature sound bites from CDC staff about why they wear a mask. The videos are available in English and American Sign Language. Shorter… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jan

07

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Feeling Stressed? Ways to Improve your Wellbeing

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Have you been feeling more stressed than usual? Many people are during these challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has many people feeling overwhelmed. Everyone feels stress sometimes. It’s a natural response to a challenge or demand. Stress can come from the day-to-day pressures of work and family. January’s NIH News in Health issue provides evidence… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health

Jan

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Webinar: Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Establishing and sustaining collaborative partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments presents opportunities to bring together existing networks and partnerships and further support the communities they serve. This webinar will discuss the benefits of strong partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments. Opportunities and strategies for partnerships will also be discussed. Content for… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Dec

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Contact Tracing

Posted by on December 30th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

“Contact tracing was not designed to determine how people who got the infection got infected, however in the process of interviewing those cases—identifying their contacts—we do have a conversation about how they got exposed”. Find out about contract tracing with a short interview with Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley on “Targeted COVID-19 Restrictions”.  … Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Dec

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Advice from a Chiropractor

Posted by on December 30th, 2020 0 comments

Work pressures, relationship stress and other life challenges can cause tension headaches — especially when you add repetitive activities and poor posture to the mix. A chiropractor from the Cleveland Clinic offers practical tips for relief here.  

Posted in: Health Information

Dec

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NNLM Reading Club and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health Presents… Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D. author of Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Posted by on December 30th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

Join the NNLM Reading Club and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) as we present an afternoon with Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D.. He’ll join our host, Edgar Gil Rico, NAHH, to discuss his book, Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon. Dr. Q, as he is known, shares his journey… Read More »

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