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Jan

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NNLM Webinar: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing

Posted by on January 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Advertising for DNA testing companies proliferates the media these days, but many individuals spit or swab, but then wonder how to get beyond their ethnicity results. The first questions usually asked regarding genetic testing are: “Where should I test?” and “I got my results, now what?” We will explore these questions and more in this… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Webinars

Jan

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Find Eye Health Images and Videos

Posted by on January 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Looking for high quality eye health and vision images and videos? The National Eye Institute Media Library has you covered. You can choose from hundreds of engaging, scientifically accurate photos, videos, and infographics – all free to use. You’ll find such images as contact lens care, eye anatomy, eye disease simulations and more to use… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Jan

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Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted by on January 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests). The National Cervical Cancer Coalition dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Jan

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The Common Cold and Complementary Health Approaches

Posted by on January 2nd, 2020 0 comments

Colds are a leading reason for visiting a doctor and for missing school or work. To prevent or treat colds some people turn to complementary health approaches such as herbs, vitamins, and minerals. The latest issue of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Clinical Digest provides information on “what the science says”… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Dec

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December NIH News in Health

Posted by on December 23rd, 2019 0 comments

Have you read the latest issue of NIH News in Health? Check out the December 2019 issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing.

Posted in: All of Us, Articles, Health Information

Dec

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Webinar: Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts?

Posted by on December 23rd, 2019 0 comments

Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine This course will introduce basic concepts in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), issues about research into CAM therapies, evaluating CAM information, recommended websites, and researching evidence about CAM therapies. This is a 6-week class, and there will be approximately 30 to 90 minutes of… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Webinars

Dec

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Educational Opportunities in January

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

If you are already making plans for your January educational or professional activities, consider one/all of the following webinars; women’s health, rural health, and aging populations. American Society on Aging: Innovative Approaches to Reach Underserved Populations Living with Dementia. This webinar will provide examples of community-based programs that strive to meet the needs of specific underserved… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Webinars

Dec

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Fasting Fads

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Fasting and intermittent fasting are perhaps topics that come to mind when preparing for the parties and gatherings of winter break. The latest NIH News in Health provides information on fasting and the effects on health. What is fasting? What changes develop in our bodies when doing so? Should you fast?

Posted in: General, Health Information

Dec

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What’s New “About MedlinePlus”

Posted by on December 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

As many of you know, MedlinePlus is the comprehensive consumer health information resource from the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has gone through a number of changes over the years. Recently, its “About MedlinePlus” web page has been expanded and updated to help librarians, community organizations, health professionals, and the public to be more knowledgeable about… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Nov

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New Online Course: Using Healthcare.gov to Enroll in Health Insurance

Posted by on November 12th, 2019 0 comments

In coordination with Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment for 2020, which runs Nov. 1–Dec. 15, 2019, in states that use the Federal Marketplace Platform, the Public Library Association (PLA) has released a new online tutorial to help consumers sign up for health insurance. The course, Using Healthcare.gov to Enroll in Health Insurance, covers the basics of securing… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Websites

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