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Online Training Resources for College Students from the National Library of Medicine

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

College students majoring in chemistry, public health, and many other health science fields can use the free online training resources available through National Library of Medicine (NLM) to learn about toxicology, health mapping for their local communities, how to locate drugs and chemicals through PubMed, genetics, and more. Students and instructors can find additional educational resources… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

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How Drug Marketing May Influence Prescriptions

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Drug companies often promote products during events or sales visits to doctors. This type of marketing is known as detailing because doctors learn details about drug benefits and side effects. Doctors may also receive gifts such as meals and free samples. Some academic medical centers have begun to restrict detailing. But little is known about… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

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Association Between Teaching Status and Mortality in U.S. Hospitals

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

In an observational study of approximately 21 million hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries, adjusted 30-day mortality rates were significantly lower at 250 major teaching hospitals compared with 894 minor teaching and 3339 non-teaching hospitals overall (8.3% vs 9.2% and 9.5%) as well as for several individual common medical and surgical conditions. Read more here: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/to3n  

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Break for Medical Library Association

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments

The BHIC Contributors are going to take a break from May 26th through 31st so we can concentrate on learning and sharing at the Medical Library Association conference. Be on the look out for fresh ideas and resources in June!

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AHRQ Decision Aids for Patients

Posted by on May 24th, 2017 0 comments

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides Decision Aids for patients with certain conditions to help them think about what is important to them when talking with their clinician about treatment options. Decision Aids on Lung Cancer Screening, Urinary Incontinence, Osteoporosis, and Prostate Cancer are available, along with patient handouts and other resources…. Read More »

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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

May 22 through 28 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. NNLM South Central Region has a Blogadillo post with facts about illnesses and germs, drowning, and pool chemicals. The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) highlights the Model Aquatic Health Code in their post entitled “It’s All About Diarrhea During Healthy and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

May

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Updated BHIC Blog

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

We have a new version of the BHIC Blog! Check out the new look by going to the new URL – https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/. Keep in mind you may need to update RSS feeds or bookmarks. During the transition, we have experienced issues with links in previous months’ posts. However, we believe that problem has been resolved. You… Read More »

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How to Keep Your Children Safe From Prescription Drugs

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

Recently in the news are reports of children overdosing on their parents or caregivers medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year emergency rooms get about 60,000 cases of kids who get into over-the-counter medicines or prescription drugs. So how can you keep your children safe? Follow the link to detailed… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

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Communicating Clearly About Medicines: Proceedings of a Workshop(in Brief 2017)

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

The Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on communicating clearly about medicines. The workshop focused on the clarity of written information given to patients and consumers as printed or digital materials. The workshop was organized around presentations and panel discussions that explored the design of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Senior

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Check Out the Cool Spot.gov

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

Looking for a way to talk to tweens and teens about peer pressure and drinking? The Cool Spot was created for kids 11-13 years old by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). One of the goals for this site was to help kids learn skills to resist pressure to drink and to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Websites

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