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In Understanding of the All of Us Research Program

Posted by on July 16th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on July 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm for their monthly Boost Box series. This series aims to boost your knowledge of National Library of Medicine products and additional health information topics. The month of July will focus on the All of US Research Program…. Read More »

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Mental Health Information for the Emergency Room

Posted by on July 16th, 2018 0 comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This agency has a mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America. A recently published SAMHSA brochure focuses on offering healthcare providers working the emergency room information about treating patients… Read More »

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Bike Helmet Safety

Posted by on July 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

For many biking is a means of transportation to work, school, and errands. It provides an easy method of exercise and is more affordable than joining a gym or buying hi-tech exercise equipment. Many cities have included biking paths and lanes as well as biking events such as Bike-to-Work Day. Many states require riders wear… Read More »

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Jul

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Genealogical Sleuthing: home tests lead to cold case closures

Posted by on July 6th, 2018 0 comments

With the greater increase in home DNA kits such at Ancestry and 23andMe, open source DNA databases are being used by police to close cold cases that have been open for decades. Though this is a great move forward in giving families closure and putting those committing crimes behind bars, you have to also wonder… Read More »

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Barbershops and Blood Pressure: the next move on urban healthcare

Posted by on July 6th, 2018 0 comments

A great research program created out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in which pharmacists went out to 52 locally owned African American barbershops in the Los Angeles are to take clients blood pressures, and if needed prescribe blood pressure medication. The enrolled 319 participants between the ages of 35-79 and within 6 months 63 percent of… Read More »

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Elder Abuse: an issue that affects us all

Posted by on July 6th, 2018 0 comments

When most people think of abuse towards a specific age group, the first thing that pops into my head is child abuse. I normally don’t thing of the other end of spectrum, and this is how elder abuse gets over looked. Around 10% of adults 60 and older have experienced some type of physical abuse,… Read More »

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Jun

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ToxTutor’s Continuing Education Options

Posted by on June 25th, 2018 0 comments

ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial for those who use the National Library of Medicine’s toxicology databases. This tutorial covers concepts such as dose response, interactions, risk assessment and exposure. This course is approved for three contact hours for California Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHSs) and National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) REHS/RSs.

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Social Determinants of Health Statistics in AtlasPlus

Posted by on June 25th, 2018 0 comments

CDC’s AtlasPlus is a database of health statistics for public health professionals, policymakers, community leaders, researchers, students, and those interested in HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs or tuberculosis. This database provides statistics on these conditions at the state and county level. AtlasPlus was recently updated to include eleven new indicator related to HIV and indicators that… Read More »

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Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop

Posted by on June 25th, 2018 0 comments

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report titled, Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop describes the proceedings of a workshop related to obesity and the built environment. This report explains that throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, weight gain has increased as access to healthy foods… Read More »

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Improving Access to Disaster Health Information

Posted by on June 20th, 2018 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine released a new design for the Disaster Information Management Research Center website and the Disaster Lit® database.  The new design improves access to key resources on natural and man-made disasters, as well as public health emergencies such as emerging infectious diseases. You will also find disaster apps and other mobile-based… Read More »

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