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Mar

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An Ecosystem of Health Disparities and Minority Health Resources

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities makes available the HDPulse Data Portal. The objective of the Data Portal is to provide an ecosystem to characterize health disparities to motivate action to reduce health disparities. Interactive graphics and maps provide visual support for deciding where to focus public health disparities control efforts. The target audiences are health planners,… Read More »

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

Mar

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National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program- Graphic Medicine

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program’s newest exhibit is Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn! This banner exhibit is available for free though shipping charges do apply. Graphic Medicine explores the meaning of an emerging genre of medical literature that combines the art of comics and personal illness narrative. This approach can reveal the emotional… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library, Websites

Jan

19

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A look at health literacy from National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

From NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine Focus on: Health Literacy Check out the interview with resident expert Rob Logan, PhD, in the Office of Communication and Public Liaison at NLM to find out what’s going on in the growing field of health literacy. Logan is the co-editor of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News

Jan

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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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Free webinar: NLM’s Genetics Home Reference

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

Join the NNLM Resource Picks webinar on Wednesday, January 31 from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET. This session will feature Stephanie Morrison who is the Team Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource, Genetics Home Reference. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM resource for consumer health information about health conditions that have a genetic… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites

Dec

18

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MedlinePlus printing enhancements

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments

Earlier this month, NLM’s MedlinePlus released an enhancement that will allow users to choose what they want to print from a health topic web page: just the summary text, or the full page including the summary and all links. When you use the grey Print button on a MedlinePlus health topic page, a dialog will open allowing… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Websites

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

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NNLM Partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout… Read More »

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

Nov

20

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Self-paced course: Packing Your Digital Go Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

Posted by on November 20th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has developed a self-paced, online course: Packing Your Digital Go Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device. This one hour course features key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals may want to install on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities. It describes… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, 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

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