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Feb

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Black History Month & Awareness of Health Disparities

Posted by on February 5th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

In today’s BHIC posts, I will highlight a few health resources to spread information about important conditions and diseases affecting African-Americans and black people. February 28, 2019 is Rare Disease Awareness Day.  Sickle Cell Disease is one rare disease affecting approximately 1 out of every 365 black or African-American births.  According to ADM Dr. Brett… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

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#blackgirlmagic & Health

Posted by on February 5th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Whether they take place in the form of activities or food, applaud accomplishments big or small, celebrations call for bringing people together.  The Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better is a national health awareness program of the Weight-control Information Network (WIN) that encourages black women to connect with friends and family in ways that improve… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD

Posted by on February 5th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

This Thursday, February 7, 2019 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, coordinated by HIV.Gov, a website of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. If you would like to arrange a program in your community, check out the Event Planning Guide. You may also participate virtually by using the Centers for Disease Control and… Read More »

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns

Jan

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Making Moves and Grooves in the New Year

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

January kicks off the New Year, New Resolutions, and (sometimes) dreaded overcrowded gyms!  One option to work around them – try the Move Your Way campaign! The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion created an online planner to help you plan weekly aerobic and muscle strengthening activities that interest you! Whether you enjoy gardening, dancing,… Read More »

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Jan

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Test your Glaucoma Eye Q

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

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and while you’re crossing your T’s and dotting your I’s (wink wink) on those New Year’s Resolutions, consider completing the Glaucoma Eye Q Test from PreventBlindness.Org .  The site contains a list of several downloadable and printable fact sheets, including Common Eye Myths and tips for finding and visiting with… Read More »

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Jan

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Flu Knew?

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

The 2018-2019 flu season is upon us! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), peak flu season happens in fall and winter.  Sometimes the flu can be confused with having a cold – how to tell the difference? One way is to compare your symptoms and, as always, consult with your healthcare… Read More »

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Dec

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Heart Healthy Recipes for the Holidays

Posted by on December 19th, 2018 0 comments

Having problems deciding how you can cook healthy meals during the holidays?  Check out these weekly posts for heart-healthy recipes on MedlinePlus. This week’s recipe is for a warm and tasty peach cobbler.

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Dec

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Food Allergies and Holiday Meal Planning

Posted by on December 19th, 2018 0 comments

When planning your holiday meals this season, you may have to keep in mind friends or family members with a food allergy or intolerance. Allergic reactions might include itching, abdominal cramps, drop in blood pressure or trouble breathing. Learn how to avoid cross-contamination when cooking and how to manage food allergies on the food allergy health topic page… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News

Nov

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Interventions to Promote Health Equity

Posted by on November 26th, 2018 0 comments

The Community Guide is a place to search for evidence-based findings from the Community Preventive Services Task force. This information can be helpful when designing community interventions because the guide discusses interventions that have worked for others and how well they have worked. There is also information about the cost of the approach, and any… Read More »

Posted in: General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Nov

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How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension

Posted by on November 26th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on December 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST for their monthly Boost Box series. This series aims to boost your knowledge of National Library of Medicine products and additional health information topics. The month of December will feature guest speaker Mary Ehret, M.S.,R.D., L.D.N.,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Public Library, Webinars

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