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Apr

28

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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

Mar

22

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New Language Access Portal

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017 0 comments

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities introduces a new tool to help with their commitment to addressing language barrier and improving health information literacy. The Language Access Portal is meant to be a resource for researchers, public and community health professionals, healthcare providers and other who work with populations subject to health… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual

Mar

08

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Chemicals in Cigarettes (in English and Spanish)

Posted by on March 8th, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has created a set of videos and interactive tools to lay the foundation for an important public health goal: to publish a list of the harmful and potentially harmful chemicals in tobacco in a way that is easy to understand. These videos provide the opportunity to explore the production of… Read More »

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

Feb

22

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Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit in Spanish

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017 0 comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has translated their Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit into Spanish. The toolkit Equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Learn more and download the free toolkit here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/gwnz

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Feb

20

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Tox Town

Posted by on February 20th, 2017 0 comments

Tox Town, an interactive environmental health website from the National Library of Medicine, has a plain language page on carbon monoxide: what it is, human health consequences, and how to prevent poisoning. Using the scenes in Tox Town, users can view locations and occupations where carbon monoxide can be found. Tox Town is available in… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Multilingual, Websites

Jan

30

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Four Steps to Managing Your Diabetes for Life

Posted by on January 30th, 2017 0 comments

The National Diabetes Education Program, part of the Centers for Disease Control, has updated its 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life booklet. It has been reviewed for plain language and is available in 13 languages. Download here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0slr

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Multilingual

Jan

27

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Glossaries at SIS: Terminology for HIV/AIDS, Disasters, Toxicology and More

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

Whenever you learn about a new health topic, you’ll need to become familiar with a new set of terms related to the topic, which is when a glossary may come in handy. Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine provides access to glossaries covering a range of health topics, from HIV/AIDS to disaster-related terminology: HIV/AIDS:… Read More »

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

Dec

13

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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

08

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Health Guides in Multiple Languages

Posted by on December 8th, 2016 0 comments

Hesperian is a non-profit that creates and distributes plain language health guides in multiple languages. Although they sell print books, pdf versions of their books, including Where there is no doctor, and many fact sheets are available for no-cost download. Hesperian Health Guides: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/zgrr

Posted in: Multilingual, Public Health, Rural

Nov

14

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Agricultural Worker Health: Resources

Posted by on November 14th, 2016 0 comments

Workers in agriculture can experience numerous health issues, including pesticide and dust exposure, injury and stress. Many may face additional challenges due to language barriers, access to healthcare and poverty. The Rural Health Information Hub has information about the health status of farm workers and organizations that support agricultural health initiatives. ToxTown has occupational and… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

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