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Sustainable Holiday Choices

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Are you one of those organized people who are already prepared for the coming winter holidays? Or do you still have plans to make and gifts to buy? Either way, why not take a second look at some of your usual holiday activities to see if you can make them more “sustainable?” The more people who… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health

Dec

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Rethink Your Holiday Drinking

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Many of us look forward to celebrations during the holidays, a time when some people are more likely to drink beyond their limits than at other times of the year. Some will suffer adverse consequences that range from fights to falls to traffic crashes. Sadly, we often put ourselves and others at risk because we… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Dec

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Public Comment Period for Healthy People 2030 Open!

Posted by on December 6th, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Public Health

Dec

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Opioid Resources from the CDC

Posted by on December 6th, 2018 0 comments

Check out Opioid Resources from the Centers for Disease Control, from a recent WebJunction newsletter. The resources have been especially gathered for public libraries.

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Dec

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December Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Posted by on December 6th, 2018 0 comments

Check out the December issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Public Health

Nov

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How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension

Posted by on November 26th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on December 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST for their monthly Boost Box series. This series aims to boost your knowledge of National Library of Medicine products and additional health information topics. The month of December will feature guest speaker Mary Ehret, M.S.,R.D., L.D.N.,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Public Library, Webinars

Nov

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November Is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

In this special NIH-wide collaborative issue of Honoring Health, you will find a sample of the health resources available from many of the NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices that can be used to promote healthier Native communities.

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Nov

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NIH Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits is an innovative portal that highlights the NIH’s health and wellness resources for the public.

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health

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Erroneous Media Reports about Chickens and Halloween Costumes

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

Despite news reports to the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not warned people against dressing chickens in Halloween costumes.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Rural

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Health Screenings: Benefits and Overdiagnosis

Posted by on October 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Health screenings are tests that look for diseases before symptoms may appear. These screenings can diagnose diseases early which may allow for easier and more effective treatment. Which tests are needed may depend on your age, gender, and family history. But some experts say that screenings can sometimes do more harm than good and that… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

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