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Sep

22

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#OpioidAwareChat – Sept 29

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

#OpioidAwareChat: Discuss the Impact of Stigma Against Opioid Use Disorder Friday, September 29, 2-3PM ET September is National Recovery Month.  Join the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch (@NLM_OSP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (@ASAMorg) for a Twitter chat on September 29 from 2-3PM, EST.  Learn how stigma against opioid use disorder… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Sep

22

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Emergency Access Initiative activated for libraries affected by recent disasters

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

NLM and Publishers Launch Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Libraries Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Expanded to Include Hurricane Maria and the Earthquakes in Mexico The National Library of Medicine (NLM) activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) on September 15th in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News

Aug

29

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Disaster resources from NLM and SAMHSA

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has a number of resources for emergency and disaster preparedness and response: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe NNLM Webinar September 21, 2017 at 11am CT Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Includes resources specific to many types of populations such as… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, 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

Aug

14

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Breastfeeding Resources

Posted by on August 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

National Breastfeeding Month is August and NLM and NNLM have a number of resources available to mothers, providers, and the public as a whole. On August 23rd at 2pm CDT, NNLM MidContinental Region is hosting “Informed Is Best: Health Information Resources to Support Breastfeeding Families” as part of our Discover NLM Resources and more webinar… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Webinars

Aug

14

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Finding Local Health Centers for National Health Center Week

Posted by on August 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

August 13-19 is National Health Center Week, and health centers are a valuable resource for anyone without health insurance. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Centers provide preventative and primary care services for patients even if they do not have health insurance, and patients can pay what they can afford based on their income…. Read More »

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

Jul

13

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Resources to Prepare for Dangerous Summer Heat from NLM

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments

Check the “Extreme Heat Events and Health” page from the National Library of Medicine to learn best practices for preparing and responding to dangerously hot summer weather. Topics covered on this page include: Health issues related to extreme heat. Preparedness and response resources. Worker and responder safety. Resources for specific populations (children). Health resources for… Read More »

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

Jul

13

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Opioid Epidemic Resources from NLM

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has created a number of portals and lists with numerous resources on opioid abuse, addiction, and treatment. Diverse Populations – Public, Multiple Languages, and Healthcare Professionals (Outreach and Specific Populations Branch bulletin, 2017-05-10) Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal (SIS Environmental Health and Toxicology) Response to the opioid epidemic – includes those… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Jun

23

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TOXMAP Now Includes Updated Coal Plant Data, Congressional Districts

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The TOXMAP beta now includes The TOXMAP beta now includes 2016 coal emissions data published by the US EPA’s Clean Air Markets program. Data was obtained from the Air Markets Program Data (AMPD) tool, a publicly-available data system for searching and downloading data collected as part of EPA’s emissions trading programs. Political boundaries for the U.S. 115th congressional districts reflect… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Jun

21

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NIHSeniorHealth.gov to be Retired August 2017

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

On August 1, 2017, the NIHSeniorHealth.gov web site will be retired. NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the first government web site designed for older adults, was launched in 2003 by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The site provided evidence-based health information to millions of older adults in a format geared to… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Senior

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