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Mar

28

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Fool the Numbers – Stay Active & Healthy!

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

April 1 marks the kick off for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the theme this year is Active & Healthy.  The Office of Minority Health will join partners throughout the country to promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives.  According to the 2010 U.S. Census, about 36 percent (page 20) of the population… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

28

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Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

In January 2019, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities hosted Dr. Sandro Galea as part of the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series.  View the recorded talk, Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health” on the NIH website.  Dr. Galea’s presentation addressed the following issues: We pay great… Read More »

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

Mar

28

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Serious Reactions to Medications and other Medical Therapies

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Have you or someone you know experienced a serious adverse reaction to a medication or supplement?  Did you know you have the right and ability to report your experience to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?  You can do so through MedWatch, the name of the FDA’s program for monitoring events such as: serious reactions,… Read More »

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, General

Mar

26

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National Health Observances Resources

Posted by on March 26th, 2019 0 comments

If you’re looking for an opportunity to create a community of health environment in your library, promoting the National Health Observances (NHOs) will do just that! The NHOs devote special days, weeks, and months to increase public awareness about important health and wellness issues. Supporting these observances can help educate and encourage healthy behaviors in your community.  The National Network of Libraries of Medicine… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, General

Mar

26

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About the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network

Posted by on March 26th, 2019 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine and the All of Us Research Program (All of Us) are partnering to provide opportunities for NNLM Members to support health literacy programming, be a resource for library staff, and participate in All of Us activities within their communities.   All of Us is based on precision medicine and aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, General

Mar

26

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NNLM Reading Club Book Kits

Posted by on March 26th, 2019 0 comments

The NNLM Reading Club is a selection of “ready-to-use” fiction and nonfiction books along with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs in their communities. Through the fun and intimacy of a book club, readers will discuss health and wellness topics important to them and their loved ones. Libraries can request an NNLM Reading Club Book… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, General

Mar

12

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Healthy Living for Women by Age

Posted by on March 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

The foundation of good health is the same no matter your age! Eat healthy, be active, go to the doctor or nurse for regular checkups, take care of your mental health, and don’t take unnecessary risks, like texting while driving. Whether you’re in your 20s or 90s, the Office of Women’s Health has you covered…. Read More »

Posted in: General

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

Feb

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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

Feb

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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

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