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Oct

18

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Self-Care Resource for Health Outreach

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 0 comments

Health Outreach Partners (HOP) has developed Self-Care: Taking Care of Ourselves So We Can Take Care of Others, a resource for health center outreach workers, though the information applies to many types of outreach. This guides shares: the benefits of self-care the need for self-care the role organizations play how to develop a self-care practice… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health

Oct

10

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Supporting Nursing Mothers at Work

Posted by on October 10th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

Looking for ways to support moms who need to pump at work? Women with children are the fastest growing segment of the workforce. According to the CDC, over 80% of women begin breastfeeding but many stop earlier than is recommended. Mothers need support from their families and communities but also at work especially when it… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

Oct

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Indian Health Service Website Webinar

Posted by on October 4th, 2017 0 comments

Register to attend the live training webinar, “Introduction to the U.S. Indian Health Service Website” on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2 pm EDT. Speaker: Steve Beleu, Federal Government Information Specialist, Oklahoma Department of Libraries Learning outcomes: Participants will learn how to find information on the recently-revised website of the U.S. Indian Health Service. Expected… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Oct

04

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NIH News in Health, October 2017

Posted by on October 4th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the October issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue: Coping With Grief: Life after Loss Losing someone you love can change your world. There’s no right or wrong way to mourn. Finding healthy ways to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Sep

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on September 28th, 2017 0 comments

Breast cancer, the second most common kind of cancer in women, affects about 1 in 8 women in the United States. The National Breast Cancer Foundation says, “Breast cancer can’t be prevented, but there are ways to protect your overall health and assess your personal breast cancer risk. Take action and get your free copy… Read More »

Posted in: General

Sep

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Caring for Responders and Survivors During and After Disasters

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

Here are several resources and Apps that address the affect on staff, responders and survivors involved in a disaster and how to help them. Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff after a Disaster  This document was produced by the HHS Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Technical Resources, Assistance… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Sep

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Communicating in an Emergency

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

Learn how to communicate clearly during an emergency using words that people will understand. Tips from the We Love Health Literacy Blog “It is  on us to make sure important safety messages are clear to consumers — before, during, and after an emergency.” Here is what  we need to keep in mind when we’re communicating… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Sep

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Tattoo Remorse? What You Need to Know About Erasing Your Ink

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

Regrets on getting that tattoo? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates tattooing and tattoo removal, has some practical advice on tattoo removal. This information is taken directly from that report. “One way to go is professionally supervised laser removal, according to Mehmet Kosoglu, an FDA engineer. The process exposes a tattoo to… Read More »

Posted in: General

Sep

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CDC Technical Packages for Violence Prevention

Posted by on September 14th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed technical packages to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent violence. A technical package is a collection of strategies that represent the best available evidence to prevent or reduce public health problems like violence. They can help improve the health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Sep

05

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Connecting with Caregivers from the American Psychological Association

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

According to estimates from the National Alliance for Caregiving, during the past year, 43.5 million Americans, young and old, are family caregivers for relatives or friends who may be ill, disabled or frail. They provide care for both children and adults. The network of family caregivers encompasses a diverse group of individuals spanning various ages, racial and… Read More »

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