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Mar

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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Posted by on March 4th, 2016 0 comments

The Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center is a program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and funded by two parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NCATS and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). GARD provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy to understand information… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Websites

Feb

25

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Webinar – Listening Before We Speak: Understanding Our Audience in Times of Disaster #SomosSocial

Posted by on February 25th, 2016 0 comments

Listening Before We Speak: Understanding Our Audience in Times of Disaster #SomosSocial Adapted from DigitalGov March 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET For more information and to register for the webinar, visit http://1.usa.gov/20XiZaY Who is the audience? What is the social conversation? Those are the most common questions that tools like social listening can… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health

Feb

08

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Walking: A simple route to improving your health​

Posted by on February 8th, 2016 0 comments

The February 2016 issue of The Nation’s Health contains a shareable handout in English, Spanish, and easy-to-read versions on the benefits of walking. Walking: A simple route to improving your health​ (American Public Health Association): http://bit.ly/UD9hur  

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Multilingual, Public Health

Feb

08

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New MedlinePlus Health Topic – Zika Virus

Posted by on February 8th, 2016 0 comments

MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en Español have new health topic pages on Zika Virus. The pages contain latest health news and consumer health resources. The English-language page also has links to PubMed/MEDLINE abstracts. Zika Virus: http://1.usa.gov/1Ri8zly Virus del Zika: http://1.usa.gov/1NZNN3w  

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

Jan

21

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Diabetes in Children and Teens

Posted by on January 21st, 2016 0 comments

The American Diabetes Association estimates that there are 208,000 Americans under the age of 20 diagnosed with diabetes. MedlinePlus has a Health Topics page devoted to Diabetes in Children and Teens. It has links to many useful resources about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and a number of the resources are available in Spanish. http://1.usa.gov/1Pkwj9l The National… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual, Websites

Jan

20

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Zika virus: Advice for travelers

Posted by on January 20th, 2016 0 comments

The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can also be transmitted from pregnant mother to baby.  Because there is no known treatment or vaccine for Zika, the Centers for Disease Control has issued a health advisory for travelers to 14 countries and territories in the Americas where Zika has been found. Health Advisory (CDC):… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Public Health, Regional Information

Jan

11

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Get kids vaccinated to prevent cervical cancer

Posted by on January 11th, 2016 0 comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 4,000 women die in the United States every year from cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical and other cancers. The vaccine is very safe and has cut human papillomavirus infections among teen girls by half since 2006. Both boys and girls should get the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual

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