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American Heart Association’s interactive cardiovascular library

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

February is American Heart Month and what better time than to learn more about heart health. The American Heart Association has an interactive cardiovascular library called “Watch, Learn and Live”. Through text, animation and graphics, viewers can learn about over 20 topics related to heart health. What’s nice about the interactive library is that plain text… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy



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NNLM Webinar: Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities

Posted by on November 5th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing — and growing fast. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. 1 in 10 people aged 65 and older. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s is expected to reach nearly 14 million by mid-century. In this webinar, the Alzheimer’s Association will provide… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, National Library of Medicine News, Senior, Webinars



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Exercise and Breast Cancer

Posted by on October 13th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Research has shown that women who exercise have an improved quality of life and have fewer side effects during and following treatment. Exercise has also been shown to enhance overall health and wellness, improve mood,… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Websites



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Webinar: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online

Posted by on September 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

Did you know that you could help advance Alzheimer’s research by playing a game on your computer? Stall Catchers is designed by researchers at Cornell University to advance Alzheimer’s solutions through researching reduced blood flow in the brain or “stalls.” The game includes short videos from the brains of mice and asks you to score… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Senior, Webinars



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“Compassion in Action” Webinar Series

Posted by on August 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Compassion in Action Webinar Series will describe ways faith and community groups are addressing the needs of those with mental illness and their caregivers. Through the Compassion in Action Guide and this webinar series, the hope is to encourage more faith communities to walk with and provide community for a lifetime to people with… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Mental Health, Webinars



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World Sickle Cell Day

Posted by on June 17th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

Friday, June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day HHS and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) recognize June 19 as World Sickle Cell Day. This international awareness day is observed annually with the goal to increase public knowledge and an understanding of sickle cell disease (SCD). To learn more about the disease, please visit… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General



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A to Z Interventions and Strategies for HIV

Posted by on June 4th, 2020 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides an A to Z list of interventions and strategies for responding to HIV. Each intervention or strategy on the list links to additional information, and icons beside each intervention or strategy name indicate if the intervention is used to diagnose, treat prevent, and/ or respond to… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, HIV/AIDS



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Migraine Trainer app

Posted by on May 12th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

Do you experience migraines? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), about 12% of the U.S. population experiences migraines and occur in both children and adults. Migraines may seem random, but there are many factors that might cause them, including stress, certain foods, and too much or too… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Health Information



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Family Caregiver Alliance: Resources for Caregivers

Posted by on December 5th, 2019 0 comments

The Family Caregiver Alliance’s mission is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and the people who receive their care. The organization provides resources and support for caregivers. Their Resources by Health Issue or Condition page provides information about caring for specific conditions from ALS to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. Caregivers will find information to… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Websites



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Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit

Posted by on September 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The organization, Prevent Blindness, provides access to professional eye care for low income families around the county. The organization recently made freely available the Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit which offers educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health in both English and Spanish. These educational resources are intended for… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Low Income

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