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Jan

17

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NIH MedlinePlus Salud Magazine Now Available

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

The annual issue of NIH MedlinePlus Salud magazine is now available online and in print. Salud, which means health in Spanish, is a free magazine of NIH and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. Salud brings accurate and timely information in Spanish and English on health topics to patients and helps explain how NIH turns “discovery into… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News

Jan

05

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Be an Organ Donor

Posted by on January 5th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

As of August 2017 over 116,000 men, women, and children are on the national transplant waiting list and the number continues to climb. According to Organdonor.gov, 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 54% actually have signed up as donors. One donor has the ability to save up to 8 lives. Have you… Read More »

Posted in: General, Multilingual, Websites

Dec

27

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Prevent Seasonal Flu

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control provides healthcare consumer information in Spanish and English to inform about seasonal flu. The best way to control seasonal flu is to be vaccinated each year. Learn more about how to prevent flu, the different types of flue vaccines, and the facts and misconceptions about flu vaccines. Information on preventive… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Public Health

Dec

18

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Resources to Relieve Holiday Stress for Special Populations

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments

The holiday season can be a time of joy, but it can also be a time of major stress.  Financial worries, family expectations, and other causes of stress may lead to both mental and physical symptoms, such as depression, irritability, and digestive problems. Find ways to help relieve stress during the holidays through National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News

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

Sep

26

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Recursos en español: Huracán Maria; Terremoto en la Ciudad de México

Posted by on September 26th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Huracán Maria La guía de información para la salud en desastres, Huracanes 2017, de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina se ha actualizado para incluir recursos específicos para los huracanes María, Irma y Harvey. Recursos en español para el huracán Maria Huracán Maria (Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades) Huracán Maria (FEMA) Búsquedas de… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Aug

16

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Updated Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information from NLM

Posted by on August 16th, 2017 0 comments

The list of Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch has been updated with new resources added under all sections.  Find links to reliable online resources that cover cultural competency, health literacy, health resources in multiple languages, limited English proficiency, multicultural research, and more.  New sections have also been added to the list,… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Jun

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Tools for Health Project

Posted by on June 14th, 2017 0 comments

The Washington State Coalition for Language Access provides resources for patients (in any state!) to inform both healthcare consumers and providers information regarding the use of interpreter services in healthcare settings. The Tools for Health Project includes Know Your Rights flyers and Ispeak cards to identify the language spoken by patients.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Jun

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National HIV Test Day Resources in Spanish from NLM

Posted by on June 6th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day and resources on HIV testing and diagnosis are available in Spanish through the National Library of Medicine. Find Spanish-language resources on AIDSource and infoSIDA, and share these resources with Spanish-speaking communities to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis. AIDSource:  Under the section Prevención del VIH:… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites

Apr

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NIH Launches Spanish Health Information Portal

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a Spanish-language health information website, Portal de Información de Salud de NIH, in Summer 2016, although some may not be aware of the site. The site offers free, evidence-based health information from across the NIH, on topics ranging from child health to aging. The mobile-friendly site includes… Read More »

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

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