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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: January 22-28, 2018

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides resources for teachers — including ideas, resources and activities for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22-28, 2018.  Visit the National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week webpage for information on a Twitter chat on January 22, events and partnerships, planning your own events, and accessing toolkits for… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Prevent Seasonal Flu

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control provides healthcare consumer information in Spanish and English to inform about seasonal flu. The best way to control seasonal flu is to be vaccinated each year. Learn more about how to prevent flu, the different types of flue vaccines, and the facts and misconceptions about flu vaccines. Information on preventive… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Public Health

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Rural Aging in Place Tool Kit

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

Aging in Place, or remaining in their homes, is something many older Americans would like to be able to do. Planning ahead and knowing how to access services can help make this possible. The Aging in Place Toolkit for rural populations has been updated by the Rural Health Information Hub. The toolkit compiles evidence-based and models… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Senior

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Mom-to-Be’s High Blood Sugar May Raise Baby’s Odds for Heart Defects

Posted by on December 20th, 2017 0 comments

The latest study on the effects of high blood sugar during pregnancy found that not only does diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects but the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels — not just full-blown diabetes. Among women who did not have diabetes before… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

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5 Tips to Beat Holiday Health Pitfalls

Posted by on December 20th, 2017 0 comments

From the Office on Women’s Health Read how you can still enjoy the holidays but stay on track eating healthy and getting your workout in. The Acting Director of the Office on Women’s Health says,“Pitfalls don’t have to be part of our holiday traditions! By taking small steps, we can make sure we stick to… Read More »

Posted in: General

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What is gene therapy? How does it work?

Posted by on December 20th, 2017 0 comments

From the FDA U.S. Food & Drug Administration FDA Consumer Health Information released this update explaining what gene therapy is and how research on gene therapy will benefit us all.  Taken form the report  ”Gene therapy holds the promise to transform medicine and create options for patients who are living with difficult, and even incurable,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

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MedlinePlus printing enhancements

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments

Earlier this month, NLM’s MedlinePlus released an enhancement that will allow users to choose what they want to print from a health topic web page: just the summary text, or the full page including the summary and all links. When you use the grey Print button on a MedlinePlus health topic page, a dialog will open allowing… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Websites

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Adapting Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) to Your Health Center and Community

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

Upcoming webinar Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 2-4 p.m. EST Register here HRSA’s Office of Regional Operations, Region 9, presents a webinar to help participants understand: (1) the MLP approach and field, and how it aligns with existing health centers’ services and priorities, especially enabling services; and (2) the opportunities for multi-sector engagement across all health… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

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Resources to Relieve Holiday Stress for Special Populations

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments

The holiday season can be a time of joy, but it can also be a time of major stress.  Financial worries, family expectations, and other causes of stress may lead to both mental and physical symptoms, such as depression, irritability, and digestive problems. Find ways to help relieve stress during the holidays through National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News

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Self-Care Resources from Mental Health First Aid

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments

Join the #BeTheDifference Healthy Holiday Twitter chat on Thursday, December 21 from 2 to 3pm ET to learn and share tips, tricks, and tools for taking care of your mental health during the holiday season. To participate, follow @MHFirstAidUSA and use #BeTheDifference in your responses. Get started with some tips and tricks by Building Your… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

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