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Mar

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CDC Resources: COVID-19

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The CDC is the most reliable and up-to-date source to find information about COVID-19. Here are some tips for staying healthy and preventing the spread of COVID-19. Take steps to protect yourself from the virus: Clean your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid close contact with people who are sick… Read More »

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Mar

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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training

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This April, join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for the spring 2020 #citeNLM Edit-a-thon as we add citations to Wikipedia articles on preventive health and wellness using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed. In this hands-on training, attendees will gain an overview of: – The importance… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars

Mar

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April is Citizen Science Month

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Citizen Science Month is observed annually in April to celebrate and promote all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, and anything else citizen science-related! This global celebration includes events hosted by libraries, institutions, community groups, museums, and individuals all around the world. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)… Read More »

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Mar

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MyPlate App

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Many are already familiar with the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) ChooseMyPlate.gov resource which acts a guide in eating healthier. Information is available for all ages, for educators, and for health professionals. Recently a new tool was added. Use the Start Simple with MyPlate mobile app to pick daily food goals, see real-time progress, and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Mar

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March is National Nutrition Month

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National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, we invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite and the Academy of Nutrition and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Mar

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MyPlate Kitchen

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

MyPlate Kitchen features are designed to encourage key behaviors emphasized in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include the following: Detailed nutrition analysis provided on recipes to help consumers choose recipes that meet nutrition goals Comprehensive search filters such as program area, equipment, cuisine as well as nutrition-related messages to help users find recipes according… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Mar

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Healthy Eating Plate, Available in 32 Languages

Posted by on March 5th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Remember: When planning meals, include vegetables and aim for color and variety. Potatoes don’t count as vegetables because of their negative impact on blood sugar. This tips is provided by the Healthy Eating Plate. The Healthy Eating Plate, created by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is a guide for creating healthy, balanced… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual

Mar

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Handwashing Posters from the CDC

Posted by on March 5th, 2020 0 comments

The CDC provides printable posters that can be used to help raise awareness about handwashing. The posters can be hung in highly visible public areas, such as schools, workplaces, and restrooms. They are designed for all audiences, and some are available in multiple sizes and languages.

Posted in: Multilingual, Public Health

Mar

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WebJunction Webinar: Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on March 5th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Public libraries are respected local institutions that connect community members to credible information and services. As community anchor institutions, libraries are leveraging their assets in response to the opioid crisis that has gripped the country. After 16 months of research, OCLC, and the Public Library Association have released a call to action on how libraries can address… Read More »

Posted in: Public Library, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Feb

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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices

Posted by on February 24th, 2020 0 comments

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit/4 module asynchronous online class. Through interactive, self-paced tutorials, discussion forums, and a synthesis exercise, users will learn:         What is a health reference interview         How the library can protect patrons’… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Webinars

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