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The annual issue of NIH MedlinePlus Salud magazine is now available online and in print. Salud, which means health in Spanish, is a free magazine of NIH and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. Salud brings accurate and timely information in Spanish and English on health topics to patients and helps explain how NIH turns “discovery into… Read More »
A recent blog post by Gopal Khanna, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) describes AHRQ investments over 2017, and plans for 2018 in terms of the opioid epidemic.
A recent issue of NIH Research Matters entitled, Factors contributing to higher incidence of diabetes for black Americans discusses type 2 diabetes and health disparities.
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 »
“Learn or perish” would be an apt slogan for health systems today. The rate of change in health care is high. Technological advancements, research, innovation, and market dynamics all drive the soaring complexity of the health care system. In order to survive, health systems must learn how to adapt, and in the process – we… Read More »
Think about your favorite book. It probably kept you turning page after page because it had an engaging storyline, a relatable character, or a situation that resonated in some way with your personal life. Authors tell a story. Yet as healthcare communicators, the story is often removed and what’s left is information. The healthcare industry,… Read More »
According to estimates from the National Alliance for Caregiving, during the past year, 43.5 million Americans, young and old, are family caregivers for relatives or friends who may be ill, disabled or frail. They provide care for both children and adults. The network of family caregivers encompasses a diverse group of individuals spanning various ages, racial and… Read More »
The Center for Health Progress believes the “only way to create an equitable health care system is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered in its design.” From their site: “Storytelling exists in many forms—novels or essays, one-on-one sharing, spoken word poetry, graphic art, video, audio, data visualizations, dance, and so on. They… Read More »
When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen. Some people end up taking the wrong dose of a medication or the wrong pill. Sometimes, they don’t wait long enough before taking a second dose. Other times, it’s a health professional who’s at fault. A pharmacist might have dispensed a medication at the wrong concentration, for… Read More »
About a year ago, National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the All of Us initiative, a large-scale research program that NIH hopes will make possible precision medicine: the design of health care tailored for each individual. Directing this research project is Eric Dishman whose remarkable story is perhaps eclipsed by the audacity of the All of Us initiative… Read More »