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May

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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

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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

Apr

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NIH MedlinePlus, the Magazine Spring 2016

Posted by on April 28th, 2016 0 comments

One of the feature stories in the Spring 2016 issue of MedlinePlus Magazine concerns women and heart disease. See what Ta’Rhonda Jones, star of Fox TV’s Empire, has to say about her personal experience with a heart condition and her message to women. http://1.usa.gov/1XX6w6Z Originally posted by Michelle Burda on April 28.

Posted in: Articles, National Library of Medicine News

Apr

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Study shows link between e-cigarette ads and use by youth

Posted by on April 28th, 2016 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found a link to exposure to e-cigarette advertising and the use of e-cigarettes in middle and high school age students. This study was published in the April 2016 edition of the journal Pediatrics. Analyzing data from the 2014 NYTS, CDC researchers found that the greater the… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, Public Health

Apr

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Allergy Awareness and Improved Access to Treatment for Kids

Posted by on April 27th, 2016 0 comments

Some lower income families may not be aware of options available to them for allergy prevention and treatment for kids. Epinephrine auto-injectors, such as EpiPen — which treat allergic attacks — are usually covered by insurance. The manufacturer also has programs to help those who cannot afford the medication. All families may not be familiar with… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens

Apr

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Measuring Program Outcomes: A Toolkit for Public Libraries

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

A free webinar on May 4th, 2016 will present how to measure outcomes of your programs using a free toolkit for public libraries. It’s focused on implementation in small libraries, but is open to libraries of all sizes. The webinar will provide an overview of outcome measurement from Project Outcome, a new program from the… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Library

Mar

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Medication and Supplement Use Among Older Adults

Posted by on March 30th, 2016 0 comments

The Washington Post Wonkblog article stated the potential negative implications of more seniors taking dietary supplements, as found in a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine (Qato, Wilder, Schumm, Gillet, & Alexander, 2016). Mainly, it has to do with the increased risk of an adverse interactions between prescription or over-the-counter medicine and supplements. “The use of prescription medications… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Senior

Mar

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Support for Consumer Health Interactions at the Public Library

Posted by on March 25th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

The Health Happens in Libraries team from WebJunction.org has posted the new article “Just Another Day at the Desk: squirrels, professional ethics and consumer health information” with resources to support public libraries as you provide ethical responses to consumer health information requests. It also provides resources such as the guide Understanding Ethics and Privacy in… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Library

Mar

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Prenatal Education for Low-Income Latinas Using Photonovels

Posted by on March 14th, 2016 0 comments

Participatory Group Prenatal Education Using Photonovels: Evaluation of a Lay Health Educator Model with Low-Income Latinas By Susan J. Auger, Sarah Verbiest, James V. Spickard, Florence M. Simán, and Mélida Colindres Published in Journal of Participatory Medicine, December 2015, http://bit.ly/1RhjfCu “This study demonstrated that 1) a participatory prenatal education program can be an effective way to foster health… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

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Rural Hospital Difficulties

Posted by on March 14th, 2016 0 comments

More Rural Hospitals Are Closing Their Maternity Units by Michelle Andrews From KIOS and Kaiser Health News http://bit.ly/1Lmpt1C Michelle Andrews discusses difficulties hospitals face in keeping maternity units open and how closures of the units impact expecting mothers. Hospital Closures Rattle Small Towns by Sarah Varney From Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour http://bit.ly/1QRYj1J Sarah Varney shares the… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Rural

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