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Apr

10

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Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) resource directory

Posted by on April 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Children’s Cancer Association’s Kids’ Cancer Pages is the first-ever national resource directory on childhood cancer and was recognized by the National Cancer Institute as “the most comprehensive guide for families currently available.” Now in its fifth edition, this vital support tool is sent free of charge to every pediatric hospital in the country as well… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease

Mar

08

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Creating Healthy Habits

Posted by on March 8th, 2018 0 comments

the March 2108 issue of the NIH News In Health newsletter highlights the importance of having a plan when trying to make a healthy behavior change. When it comes to healthy habits, knowing what you need to do is often easier than taking action. However, learning how to support a behavior change can be important… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease

Mar

08

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Equity in Quality Webinar

Posted by on March 8th, 2018 0 comments

The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) is a national movement that focuses on coordination and partnerships to address health disparities. The Great Lakes Regional Health Equity Council within the NPA is holding a webinar on March 23 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST titled Equity in Quality. This session will discuss health equity… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Webinars

Mar

02

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Busting 5 Myths about Eating Disorders

Posted by on March 2nd, 2018 0 comments

In the United States, an estimated 30 million people may have an eating disorder in their lifetime. The March U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) blog post focuses on eating disorder myths

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health

Feb

23

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Some Vitamins Can Cause False Test Results but Not Harm

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Biotin, a great supplement for nail and hair growth along with many other positive things for your body, has been recently linked to impacting test results for several conditions and diseases. The FDA has put out an alert that the biotin that you ingest, can cause false readings on certain test results for things such… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, General, Public Health

Feb

01

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Debunking HIV Myths in the Black Community

Posted by on February 1st, 2018 0 comments

In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), the Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) will host a webinar, Fact or Fiction: Debunking HIV Myths in the Black Community. African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. To register, go to https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/6j6v.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Jan

22

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Reports to Influence Healthy Communities

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018 0 comments

The American Psychological Association recently released a report titled, Stress and Health Disparities: Contexts, Mechanisms, and Interventions Among Racial/ Ethnic Minority and Low Socioeconomic Status Populations. This report presents research discussing stress as a contributor to health disparities. Included is information about how stress influences health disparities, the chronic diseases linked to disproportionate stress and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jan

09

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Higher Incidence of Diabetes for Black Americans

Posted by on January 9th, 2018 0 comments

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.

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jan

09

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NIH News in Health, January 2018

Posted by on January 9th, 2018 0 comments

Check out the January issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Chronic Disease

Jan

05

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Free webinar: NLM’s Genetics Home Reference

Posted by on January 5th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Join the NNLM Resource Picks webinar on Wednesday, January 31 from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET. This session will feature Stephanie Morrison who is the Team Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource, Genetics Home Reference. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM resource for consumer health information about health conditions that have a genetic… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites

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