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Coronavirus Update

Posted by on January 22nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Visit the following websites for more information. Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) to find the latest news, reports, and guidelines. DIMRC is an office of the National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health



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Office of Minority Health Report

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health released a new Health Disparities Report which details what health disparities continue to affect people residing in the U.S. and efforts to address these issues from each state.  The page also provides a map to find the minority health point of contacts in… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health



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Winter Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Posted by on December 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season. But, they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. Did you know: Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in more than two of every five (44%) home Christmas tree fires. Two… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Websites



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NNLM Webinar: Staying Healthy Abroad

Posted by on December 5th, 2019 0 comments

Are you preparing for holiday travel? Has winter inspired you to get out and see the world? Maybe you have questions about what vaccines are required. Perhaps you and your travel companions have preconceived ideas regarding travel especially when it comes to international trips. In fact travel is by-and-large reasonable and safe—and, to the extent… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars



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December 1: World AIDS Day

Posted by on November 25th, 2019 0 comments

World AIDS Day is on December 1st.  It is an annual observance to celebrate and support global efforts to prevent new HIV infections, increase awareness and knowledge, and support those living with HIV.  It was first observed over 30 years ago, and since then, tremendous progress has been made to prevent and treat HIV. Learn… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, HIV/AIDS, Public Health



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American Public Health Association (APHA) Fact Sheet: Creating the Healthiest Nation Water and Health Equity

Posted by on November 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

“Creating the Healthiest Nation: Water and Health Equity” (PDF) is the latest release in APHA’s series of fact sheets on health equity. Previously released fact sheets explore advancing health equity, promoting environmental justice and assuring health and educational equity. All the fact sheets in the series describe why health equity is central to creating the… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health



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Sleep as Medicine

Posted by on November 1st, 2019 0 comments

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found too much or too little sleep is associated with higher risk of heart attack.  A survey of more than 450,000 individuals concluded those with high genetic risk for cardiovascular disease can lower their chance of a heart attack by almost 20 percent… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Articles, Public Health



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Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), with funding from the Government of Canada, created the “Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals.” The toolkit provides eight modules and factsheets about climate change, including; “Global Health Impacts of Climate Change,” “Climate Change Solutions with Immediate Health Benefits,” “Taking Action on Climate Change at Health… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health



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MCR Class: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Posted by on September 6th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

5 class offerings! This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library



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Webinar on Vaccine Information and Resources

Posted by on July 9th, 2019 0 comments

The NNLM webinar series, PNR Rendezvous, has a free webinar focusing on vaccine information. When: Wednesday, August 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT (please adjust to your time zone) Session Title: Libraries Connecting Communities to Vaccine Information & Resources With vaccines being in the headlines recently, it is likely many of your library patrons… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library, Webinars

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