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Mar

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Chemicals in Cigarettes (in English and Spanish)

Posted by on March 8th, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has created a set of videos and interactive tools to lay the foundation for an important public health goal: to publish a list of the harmful and potentially harmful chemicals in tobacco in a way that is easy to understand. These videos provide the opportunity to explore the production of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health

Mar

06

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Keeping pets healthy

Posted by on March 6th, 2017 0 comments

Many people think of their pets as members of their families. Here are some resources for keeping your pets healthy. Pet Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fwj9 Healthy Pets Healthy People (Centers for Disease Control): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ju8n Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet (Food and Drug Administration): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g6aq

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Mar

02

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Flu Expected to Continue Several More Weeks

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017 0 comments

According to the latest CDC Update, flu is expected to continue for several more weeks. Influenza activity in the United States began to increase in mid-December, remained elevated through February 4, 2017, and is expected to continue. To date, influenza A (H3N2) viruses have predominated overall, but influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 and influenza B viruses have also… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Mar

02

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HHS announces the Move Health Data Forward Challenge Winners

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017 0 comments

The Department of Health and Humans Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the Phase 2 winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. Winning submissions will now move on to the challenge’s last phase to develop applications that will allow individuals to share their personal health information safely and securely… Read More »

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, General, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Feb

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NNLM offers health information training for all

Posted by on February 20th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers webinars on health information resources for health professionals and the public. Online training is available for free and is open to anyone. Upcoming topics include: nutrition information, genetics resources, health information for older adults, and National Library of Medicine toxicology resources. Whether you work in health care,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Webinars

Feb

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Pregnancy Social Media Toolkit

Posted by on February 8th, 2017 0 comments

The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health provides a new toolkit for agencies and organization to use to get out the word in social media about health concerns during pregnancy. Sample tweets, suggested Facebook posts, and suggested blog entries are included for healthcare consumers and for healthcare professionals. Download the Pregnancy Social Media Toolkit… Read More »

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Feb

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Staying Active this Winter: Tips

Posted by on February 6th, 2017 0 comments

Last week,  Punxsutawney Phil predicted six weeks more of winter. The following resources can help you stay active, even in the cold and snow. Find a national park: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/oion Find a state park: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/hhae Fighting the Winter Blues (HealthySD.gov): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ar1f

Posted in: General, Regional Information, Websites

Feb

06

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Funding opportunity for community partners: All of Us

Posted by on February 6th, 2017 0 comments

From the National Institutes of Health: “The National Institutes of Health has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity, open to national and regional organizations, as well as local community groups, will support activities to… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Minority Health Concerns, Scholarships and Grants

Jan

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Michael Phelps and Depression – NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

Posted by on January 31st, 2017 0 comments

Michael Phelps shares his struggles with depression in the Winter 2017 issue of the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine. Additional articles include: Understanding Depression Treating the Problem Prostate Beating Breast Cancer Putting a Pause in Pain From Hot Flashes to Cool Insights: Menopause If you would like to receive email updates about the magazine or a free… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News

Jan

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Myth-Busting Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness

Posted by on January 30th, 2017 0 comments

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has compiled myths and facts about the use of natural products for health issues, such as insomnia, cognitive decline and cold prevention. Myth-Busting Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness (NCCIH Clinical Digest): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/8qog

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