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Nov

08

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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

Nov

01

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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

Oct

03

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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

Sep

06

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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

Jul

09

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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

Jun

12

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Measles Outbreak Toolkit for Local/State Health Departments

Posted by on June 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The CDC Measles web page provides resources for local and state health departments that need help answering questions about measles outbreaks. It provides links to graphics, a variety of letters, templates, and a video about signs and symptoms of measles. This information can be posted on health department web sites, or you can syndicate the… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jun

12

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Men’s Health Month

Posted by on June 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average,… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Websites

Jun

10

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CDC MV PICCS Widget

Posted by on June 10th, 2019 0 comments

The new CDC MV PICCS widget can help states find effective strategies to reduce injuries, deaths, and costs from motor vehicle crashes. MV PICCS stands for Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States.

Posted in: Public Health

Jun

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Highlights From AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network

Posted by on June 10th, 2019 0 comments

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Patient Safety Network (PSNet) highlights journal articles, books and tools related to patient safety. . .

Posted in: Public Health

May

07

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2019: Year of Air Pollution & Health

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Each month in 2019, the American Lung Association will spotlight the lifesaving importance of healthy air, focusing on different themes such as how air pollution harms health, who is at risk and ways to take action to protect our communities especially in regards to climate change. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month so… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health, Webinars, Websites

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