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Nov

16

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Understanding Lab Tests: Resources from NLM

Posted by on November 16th, 2017 0 comments

Laboratory tests (often known as lab tests) check a sample of blood, urine, or body tissues, and then a technician or doctor analyzes the test samples to see if the results fall within a normal range. It may be difficult for patients to understand the purpose and results of lab tests, so the National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Oct

27

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The Imperative for Learning Health Systems to Address Health Literacy

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

“Learn or perish” would be an apt slogan for health systems today. The rate of change in health care is high. Technological advancements, research, innovation, and market dynamics all drive the soaring complexity of the health care system. In order to survive, health systems must learn how to adapt, and in the process – we… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Oct

27

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Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential can help public librarians stay current in the consumer health information field and bring an additional, recognized level of expertise to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the CHIS designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Public Library, Webinars

Oct

27

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Putting the Human into Health Literacy

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Think about your favorite book. It probably kept you turning page after page because it had an engaging storyline, a relatable character, or a situation that resonated in some way with your personal life. Authors tell a story. Yet as healthcare communicators, the story is often removed and what’s left is information. The healthcare industry,… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Oct

16

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Health Literacy Toolkit

Posted by on October 16th, 2017 0 comments

NNLM and the American Library Association have created a Health Literacy toolkit as part of the Libraries Transform campaign. To learn more about the toolkit, watch the NNLM MAR webinar with Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Websites

Oct

12

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The Importance of Health Literacy

Posted by on October 12th, 2017 0 comments

October is Health Literacy Month, and a good time to review the idea of the Universal Precautions approach.  Universal Precautions is a concept in medicine aimed at preventing the transmission of bloodborne infections. The idea is to assume infection could be present and take the needed precautions at all times. These steps are incorporated into… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Sep

12

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5 Health Tips College Women Need to Know

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Heading to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life as they take a step forward towards independence. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of activities such as packing, scheduling classes, making new friends, and becoming acquainted with a new environment. However, it is easy to forget about your health…. Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Aug

25

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National Center for Education Statistics – International Data Explorer

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

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. They are independent and non-partisan. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Health Information Literacy, Uncategorized

Aug

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August 2017 NIH News in Health

Posted by on August 14th, 2017 0 comments

This month’s NIH News in Health includes: Making Sense of Your Health Risks – a guide to better understanding health risks that we hear about from the news, loved ones, or our own reading and results. (The guide is available in both English and Spanish.) Getting It Straight: Improve Your Posture for Better Health Yoga May… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, HIV/AIDS

Aug

08

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Health Equity Through a Community Art Show

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is calling on artists of all kinds to Visualize Health Equity for a nationwide community art project. This project is part of the NAM’s Culture of Health Program, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is working to identify strategies that support equitable good health for all Americans. Artwork submitted… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

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