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Mar

30

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CDC Resources: COVID-19

Posted by on March 30th, 2020 0 comments

The CDC is the most reliable and up-to-date source to find information about COVID-19. Here are some tips for staying healthy and preventing the spread of COVID-19. Take steps to protect yourself from the virus: Clean your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid close contact with people who are sick… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Public Health

Mar

10

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MyPlate App

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Many are already familiar with the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) ChooseMyPlate.gov resource which acts a guide in eating healthier. Information is available for all ages, for educators, and for health professionals. Recently a new tool was added. Use the Start Simple with MyPlate mobile app to pick daily food goals, see real-time progress, and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Mar

10

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March is National Nutrition Month

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, we invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite and the Academy of Nutrition and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Mar

10

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MyPlate Kitchen

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

MyPlate Kitchen features are designed to encourage key behaviors emphasized in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include the following: Detailed nutrition analysis provided on recipes to help consumers choose recipes that meet nutrition goals Comprehensive search filters such as program area, equipment, cuisine as well as nutrition-related messages to help users find recipes according… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Feb

24

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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices

Posted by on February 24th, 2020 0 comments

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit/4 module asynchronous online class. Through interactive, self-paced tutorials, discussion forums, and a synthesis exercise, users will learn:         What is a health reference interview         How the library can protect patrons’… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Webinars

Feb

24

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Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Posted by on February 24th, 2020 0 comments

NNLM’s Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2020, and this year’s topic is Preventative Health & Wellness.  Kelsey Cowles, MAR Academic Coordinator & Liz Waltman, SEA Education and Communications Coordinator will host a training webinar on April 2, 2020 from 2-3 PM ET. Sign up for the training webinar to learn… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information

Feb

24

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NNLM Human Genetics Film Kits

Posted by on February 24th, 2020 0 comments

Are you interested in providing health information to your community? We know how difficult this can be in small and rural libraries with limited budget and personnel. Announcing the NNLM Human Genetics Film Kit. Partnering with the NIH All of Us Research program, we are providing film kits to up to 250 public libraries across… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Health Information Literacy

Feb

11

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Locating Substance Misuse Treatment

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated the website, FindTreatment.gov. This newly designed website helps connect those who are looking for substance misuse/abuse treatment. Visitors can enter a ZIP Code to find local state-licensed facilities, treatment options, payment and insurance information, and what to expect on the first call.

Posted in: Health Information, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Feb

11

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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) informs workers, employers, and occupational health professionals about workplace chemicals and their hazards. The NPG gives general industrial hygiene information for hundreds of chemicals/classes. The NPG clearly presents key data for chemicals or substance groupings (such as cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in workplaces. The guide… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Health Information, Public Health

Feb

11

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Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. Although the percentage of adults who smoke is at an all-time low in the U.S., 34 million adults still smoke and therefore continue to be at risk of developing smoking-related diseases. This report makes it clear that one of the most important… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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