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Genetics and Addiction

Posted by on December 11th, 2017 0 comments

Genetics Home Reference is a resource from the National Library of Medicine that provides consumers with information about genetics and genetic conditions. This website recently added a page about opioid addiction. This page explains the interaction between genes and opioid addiction and links to additional reliable resources on this topic. This resource adds to the… Read More »

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Dec

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The Nation’s Health: Top 10 Stories

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With 2017 drawing to a close, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has created a list of the top 10 stories published this year in their newspaper, The Nation’s Health. These articles cover a variety of relevant topics from the year, including: school lunch programs, community needs assessments, Healthy People 2030 and E- cigarette use…. Read More »

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Dec

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Science Messaging on Social Media

Posted by on December 11th, 2017 0 comments

A recent National Institutes of Health article, Magnifying Your Messaging: Social Media as Part of a Communication Strategy explains that while there are benefits to discussing science information using social media, there are precautions to take when doing so. The authors explain that the requirement to limit the number of characters in a social media… Read More »

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Dec

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NIH News in Health, December 2017

Posted by on December 8th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the December issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Health Information Literacy

Nov

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AHRQ Finds Limited Use of Health Literacy Techniques Among Clinicians

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Anew AHRQ study found that most adults did not report always receiving health literacy universal precautions. The study, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Are Still a Distant Dream: Analysis of U.S. Data on Health Literate Practices, published in Health Literacy Research and Practice, analyzed data from AHRQ’s Medical… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Nov

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NNLM Partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Nov

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Holiday Bakers Beware

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

From the FDA Consumer Health Information Before you eat that raw cookie dough read this. Raw dough can make you sick. Eating raw dough or batter—whether it’s for bread, cookies, pizza or tortillas—could make you, and your kids, sick, says Jenny Scott, a senior advisor in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. According to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Nov

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Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine between December 11 and December 31 to learn to locate data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health will discuss the use of MedlinePlus, PubMed and HSRProj for public health professionals and librarians. This course will be… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Nov

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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Webinar

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The county rankings measure a variety of health related factors on an annual basis. Examples of these factors include high school graduation rates, air quality and obesity. The Roadmaps provide guidance… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Regional Information, Webinars

Nov

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Report Card on Walkable Communities

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) is a coalition of organizations working together to provide an evidence-based plan to guide efforts that promote physical activity in the United States. NPAPA recently released the first comprehensive national assessment of walking and walkability in the United States: The 2017 United States Report Card on Walking and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

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