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Sep

22

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Color Me Healthy

Posted by on September 22nd, 2016 0 comments

Coloring books for both children and adults have become very popular lately. A blog post from NLM’s Circulating Now: From the Historical Collections of the World’s Largest Biomedical Library highlights this trend with references to The Latest Greatest Coloring Book about Lice from the National Pediculosis Association, CDC’s Express Your Health and The Non-Color AIDS Color… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, National Library of Medicine News

Sep

22

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AHRQ News Now

Posted by on September 22nd, 2016 0 comments

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was established to enhance the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health care services and access to care by conducting and supporting research, demonstration projects, and evaluations; developing guidelines; and disseminating information on health care services and delivery systems. The AHRQ Electronic Newsletter is issued periodically and summarizes… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Sep

19

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Evidence-based Evaluation of Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Management

Posted by on September 19th, 2016 0 comments

Researchers from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health have published a review of complementary health approaches used to treat several chronic pain conditions. The review is designed to assist primary care providers. To read the review, as well as access a blog entry, video Q and As and images about the study, go to NCCIH’s… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

Jul

28

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New issue of MedlinePlus magazine

Posted by on July 28th, 2016 0 comments

The Summer 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine is now online. Topics include Zika virus, alcohol-medicines interactions, endmetriosis, oral health and aging, colorectal cancer, precision medicine, and age-related macular degeneration. To read the full issue, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/uuyw

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

Jul

22

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New CMS Report Released on Medicare and Medicaid Savings

Posted by on July 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a report showing that investments made in program integrity activities – which include stamping out fraud and deterring and reducing other improper payments – pay off for taxpayers and beneficiaries.  From October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2014 (Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 and FY 2014), every dollar invested… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

Jul

07

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NIH News in Health, July 2016 Issue

Posted by on July 7th, 2016 0 comments

Check out the July issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Features Safeguarding Our Health: Vaccines Protect Us All A Blurry Worldview: Understanding Myopia Health Capsules Physical Activity Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk Understanding Aphasia Featured Website: Test Your Sense… Read More »

Posted in: Articles

Jun

24

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Changes to Google Symptom Search

Posted by on June 24th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

Google is rolling out a new symptom search, which is purportedly will produce search results that include an overview description along with information on self-treatment options and what might warrant a doctor’s visit. By doing this, their goal is to help you to navigate and explore health conditions related to your symptoms, and quickly get to… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Health Information Literacy, Websites

Jun

09

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Preparing for heat and extreme heat

Posted by on June 9th, 2016 0 comments

As the temperatures rise, many health organizations are reminding people to take precautions from the heat and sun. In “Using Data to Prepare for the Next Heat Wave,” the CDC shares how public health officials in Minnesota are using data on heat-related illnesses to identify areas that need increased attention. http://1.usa.gov/1YgxDMQ The AgriSafe Network reminds readers of the… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Rural

May

31

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Libraries Connecting the Community to Health

Posted by on May 31st, 2016 0 comments

Health Happens in Libraries, a OCLC WebJunction program, highlights community health initiatives in public libraries. Two of the most recent post include: “Public and Health Sciences Library Collaboration for Community Impact: Lessons from the MS Buddy Project” Webinar: June 9, 2016, 3 to 4 PM Eastern For a description and registration, visit http://bit.ly/1XcDtQo “Gamifying and Growing a Community Health… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Library

May

27

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Free Consumer Health Information from the Office of Minority Health

Posted by on May 27th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s Knowledge Center Library aims to reduce health disparities in the United States, serving as a resource center for individuals and as an excellent resource for library staff. Public libraries can use these resources for inspiration or support in answering consumer health questions or in developing community health programming… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Websites

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