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Jan

27

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4 Important Facts About Heartburn

Posted by on January 27th, 2020 0 comments

Heartburn actually has nothing to do with your heart.  Dr. John Pandolfino of Northwestern University has four important facts you should know about heartburn: Many diseases can cause heartburn Regular heartburn does not lead to cancer. Not all foods trigger heartburn. Significant weight loss is not necessary to ease heartburn. Learn more here.

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Jan

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Small Libraries, Big Impact: How the NNLM Can Help Small & Rural Libraries Support the Health Information Needs in Their Communities

Posted by on January 27th, 2020 0 comments

This webinar will introduce the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) members to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the outreach arm of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Presenters will provide attendees with a step-by-step guide on how they can leverage NNLM to support the health information needs of rural and… Read More »

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Jan

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How to Prevent High Blood Pressure

Posted by on January 27th, 2020 0 comments

Nearly one-third of American adults has hypertension (high blood pressure), but it often goes unnoticed. Hypertension often does not have any major symptoms, yet it can lead to conditions like heart attack or stroke. Normal blood pressure means that your systolic pressure is less than 120 and your diastolic pressure is less than 80. The… Read More »

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Jan

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Does your organization need money?

Posted by on January 22nd, 2020 0 comments

No, that title isn’t a get-rich-quick scam, it’s an announcement for the NNLM PSR 2020-2021 Funding Webinar! Join NNLM PSR staff and guest speakers to hear about two incredible projects our members have run over the past year with the support of subaward funding, and to learn more about the funding opportunities and logistics of… Read More »

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Dec

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Office of Minority Health Report

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health released a new Health Disparities Report which details what health disparities continue to affect people residing in the U.S. and efforts to address these issues from each state.  The page also provides a map to find the minority health point of contacts in… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Dec

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Fasting Fads

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Fasting and intermittent fasting are perhaps topics that come to mind when preparing for the parties and gatherings of winter break. The latest NIH News in Health provides information on fasting and the effects on health. What is fasting? What changes develop in our bodies when doing so? Should you fast?

Posted in: General, Health Information

Sep

06

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MCR Class: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Posted by on September 6th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

5 class offerings! This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library

Sep

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West Nile Virus: Resources for Prevention

Posted by on September 5th, 2019 0 comments

West Nile Virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States. Cases of West Nile virus have recently been reported in the continental US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports “the most effective way to prevent infection from West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquitoes bite during the… Read More »

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Aug

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School’s in Session!

Posted by on August 21st, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

August signals back to school season for many families and communities! While finding books and supplies may be at the top of people’s checklists, health should be a leading priority as well. LatinX and Spanish speaking families may encounter difficulties finding materials to learn more about health topics or discuss them with teachers, healthcare providers,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Aug

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Periods – Let’s End the Stigma.

Posted by on August 21st, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Migraines, constipation, diarrhea, painful sexual intercourse – all possible issues menstruators, or people who menstruate, may experience.  For those unfamiliar with the word, menstruators is a gender-inclusive term to address the fact that non-binary, gender nonconforming, and trans people menstruate as well. A PubMed Central search for “trans gender AND menstruation” retrieves 866 results, compared… Read More »

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