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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

Nov

07

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NLM Asian American Health Portal to be Retired

Posted by on November 7th, 2016 0 comments

From the National Library of Medicine: To concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials, NLM will be retiring the Asian American Health portal on November 21, 2016. Please use HealthReach for patient education materials in multiple languages, and for provider materials for those working with diverse lingual communities. In 2017, the HealthReach team… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Oct

03

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Dental Hygiene Resources

Posted by on October 3rd, 2016 0 comments

October is Dental Hygiene Month. The National Library of Medicine has resources to promote good oral health. Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce has a Dental Public Health topic page that includes Health Promotion resources: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/i13l Multilingual Resources include: Child Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ia89 Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9xcy HealthReach: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/8gre

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News

Sep

28

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Free Bilingual Resources

Posted by on September 28th, 2016 0 comments

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases presents two free bilingual resources. Ana’s Story: Sports Injuries/La historia de Ana: Lesiones deportivas and Isabel’s Story: Osteoporosis/La historia de Isabel: Osteoporosis. These fotonovelas provide reliable information on preventing and managing sports injuries and osteoporosis in an engaging, easy-to-read format to help patients, family members, and others learn… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual

Sep

13

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Updated Resource, Birth Control Guide

Posted by on September 13th, 2016 0 comments

Office of Women’s Health and the FDA have an updated resource, Birth Control Guide/Guía de Métodos Anticonceptivos. This easy-to-read chart provides information on the safety and effectiveness of FDA-approved medicines and devices for birth control. Learn more https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0skc Download the chart in English (PDF) https://nnlm.gov/bhic/zxcy Descarge en español (PDF) https://nnlm.gov/bhic/19nz And to learn more about other methods of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Aug

18

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Learn about Zika with Sesame Street in English and Spanish

Posted by on August 18th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

Get in touch with your inner child and watch Sesame Street‘s Raya teach Elmo about preventing Zika virus in these 30-second clips. Elmo and Raya Learn About Zika – focuses on preventing mosquitoes from breeding (Spanish version from Plaza Sésamo: Elmo y Raya saben sobre el zika) Elmo and Raya Learn How To Prevent Mosquito Bites (Spanish version from Plaza Sésamo: Elmo… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual, Public Health

Jul

11

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Build Your Own Zika Prevention Kit

Posted by on July 11th, 2016 0 comments

Do you live in or are traveling to an area that has the mosquito that spreads Zika? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has downloadable posters and handouts in multiple languages. The materials provide guidance for pregnant women and for people who want to build a home Zika prevention kit. Download materials: http://bit.ly/29HfJAZ

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Multilingual, Public Health, Regional Information

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