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Jun

25

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Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop

Posted by on June 25th, 2018 0 comments

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report titled, Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop describes the proceedings of a workshop related to obesity and the built environment. This report explains that throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, weight gain has increased as access to healthy foods… Read More »

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Jun

20

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Improving Access to Disaster Health Information

Posted by on June 20th, 2018 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine released a new design for the Disaster Information Management Research Center website and the Disaster Lit® database.  The new design improves access to key resources on natural and man-made disasters, as well as public health emergencies such as emerging infectious diseases. You will also find disaster apps and other mobile-based… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites

Jun

20

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FDA’s Office of Women’s Health

Posted by on June 20th, 2018 0 comments

The FDA’s Office of Women’s Health has a variety of resources to help women make healthy choices for themselves and their loved ones. Check out the women’s health resources and healthy living tips on this page medication safety for women. The Women’s Health Alert is an e-Update that highlights women’s health initiatives, meetings, and regulatory safety… Read More »

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Jun

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The National Institutes of Health Launches HerbList, a Mobile App on Herbal Products

Posted by on June 20th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCH) has launched HerbList™ – an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. Developed by NCCIH and launched through the National Library of Medicine’s app pages, HerbList is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. HerbList helps… Read More »

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Jun

14

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Tools for Health Professionals

Posted by on June 14th, 2018 0 comments

Through open communication, innovation, and dynamic education, His Health is passionately committed to raising the standard of health care for Black gay men. His Health is the product of collaboration among Black gay men, healthcare and service providers, public health professionals, federal health agencies, LGBT advocates, and community stakeholders.  This site offers care models, training modules, and resources for… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns

Jun

14

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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on June 14th, 2018 0 comments

This new topic guide from the Rural Health Information Hub identifies rural-specific initiatives and funding opportunities, program examples, and tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment, to help address this crisis in your rural community. This guide will help you learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jun

14

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Men’s Health Month

Posted by on June 14th, 2018 0 comments

June is Men’s Health Month. The Centers for Disease Control says that on average, men in the U.S. die 5.6 years earlier than women, and at higher rates from 9 of the 10 leading causes of death. The Office of Minority Health is focusing on advocating for men and boys to get screenings for preventable… Read More »

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Jun

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Summer Food Safety

Posted by on June 12th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

Summer weather is a time for gathering of friends and family on picnics and cookouts. It is also a time when foodborne illnesses can increase. But with a few safety tips much of this can be avoided. Planning to barbecue? First of all, check to make sure your grill is safe to use. The National… Read More »

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Jun

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Safe and Healthy Traveling

Posted by on June 12th, 2018 0 comments

School is out and the summer offers opportunities to see family, friends, and new experiences. Whether you’re traveling close by or internationally, by bicycle or cruise ship, on your own or with children, preparation is important. Take some time to view the suggested web links below to better enjoy traveling. MedlinePlus’ Traveler’s Health webpage includes… Read More »

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Jun

12

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Tips for Teens fact sheets about drugs

Posted by on June 12th, 2018 0 comments

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Tips for Teens fact sheets provide information about the effects of short- and long-term use of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and inhalants. These insightful and easy-to-read brochures provide important facts teens need to know, answer frequently asked questions, and help to dispel common myths about each of the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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