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Jan

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Youth-created PSA music video on perils of unprotected sex

Posted by on January 12th, 2017 0 comments

The North Omaha Area Health (NOAH) Clinic interns created a music video PSA, Moment of Passion, about the “perils of unprotected sex” and the importance of STD screenings. All production, music, and acting were done by the interns. The end of the video has some specifics about the clinic but the rest may appeal to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Dec

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What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids

Posted by on December 13th, 2016 0 comments

Every patient should ask questions when getting a new prescription. This is especially important when your doctor, dentist or other health care professional prescribes you an opioid, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine and morphine. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) provides information to assist health care consumers to dialog with their physicians before taking opioids…. Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Multilingual, Public Health

Dec

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Tools for Bringing the Dog Genome Project Into the Biology Classroom

Posted by on December 13th, 2016 0 comments

Dr. Elaine Ostrander’s lab at the National Institutes of Health is trying to understand disease susceptibility, behavior, and variation that occurs throughout domestic dog breeds. A collection of helpful online resources for coming up to speed with the dog genome and its promising findings chosen to help both teacher and student. These include a recent… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy

Dec

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Genetic Testing for Breast or Ovarian Cancer- Making Sense of Health News

Posted by on December 13th, 2016 0 comments

In the last few months, some news media have reported the controversial advice that all women should be tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, not just those with a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer. This review (from HealthNewsReview.org) of that news coverage contains information and viewpoints helpful to women who are considering… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy

Dec

08

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Health Equity Matters (newsletter)

Posted by on December 8th, 2016 0 comments

From the Centers for Disease Control: Health Equity Matters is a quarterly newsletter “intended to promote awareness of minority health and health equity work at CDC and in the broader public health community, support the achievement of our goal to eliminate health disparities, improve women’s health, support diversity and inclusion in the public health workforce,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Dec

07

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Public input for NLM strategic planning

Posted by on December 7th, 2016 0 comments

It’s been at least a decade since the National Library of Medicine issued a long-range plan. Significant advances in biomedical informatics, data science, precision medicine, open access to biomedical information, and changes in our country’s health systems, and previous public input have informed NLM’s current strategic planning process. That’s why NLM is requesting public input… Read More »

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

Oct

28

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AHRQ Teach-Back Strategies Help Primary Care Providers Engage Patients and Families

Posted by on October 28th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

To learn more about how clinicians use “teach-back” to improve communication with patients, access AHRQ’s Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients. The new resource features evidence-based interventions for implementing the teach-back technique in primary care practices.  With teach-back, clinicians ask patients or family members to explain in their own… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Oct

28

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Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit

Posted by on October 28th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

A variety of forces are pushing hospitals to improve their discharge processes to reduce readmissions. Researchers at the Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) developed and tested the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED). Research showed that the RED was effective at reducing readmissions and post-hospital emergency department (ED) visits. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality contracted with… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Oct

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Wrong Medicine Dosing in Children

Posted by on October 19th, 2016 0 comments

A NIH funded study recommends the use of an oral syringe instead of a small measuring cup when giving medicine to children. In this study, with participation of more than 2,100 parents, they found that the greatest confusion occurred when parents used dosing cups instead of oral syringes. Parents also made more errors when they… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Oct

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October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

Posted by on October 19th, 2016 0 comments

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) https://nnlm.gov/bhic/u1q5  is promoting their free Safe to Sleep® campaign and materials including various print resources and videos for parents and professionals. Many are also available in Spanish..You can use these materials to help parents of newborns and infants learn about safe sleep positions and to… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

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