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Dec

08

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How Vaccines Work and are Developed

Posted by on December 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Vaccines can save millions of lives whether for the flu, measles, or other diseases. Currently researchers are hard at work developing vaccines that will prevent COVID-19. Vaccines contain tiny fragments of the disease-causing organism or the blueprints for making the tiny fragments. They also contain other ingredients to keep the vaccine safe and effective. These… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Dec

03

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Webinar: All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters

Posted by on December 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Speaker: Shannon N. Zenk, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, Bethesda, MD Date: December 9, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. ET to 1:00 p.m. ET Location: Videocast; Registration Required Maybe the saying shouldn’t be “you are what you eat,” but rather “you are where you eat.” Social and economic factors, such as where someone lives, have powerful… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Nov

10

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Understanding the Ground: Social Determinants of Health in Rural Populations

Posted by on November 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Social determinants of health are defined by the World Health Organization as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.” For rural populations, many of these elements are less favorable than within urban areas. Building on work conducted by the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, this webinar presentation will review… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Nov

10

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HRSA launches #TelehealthTuesday campaign

Posted by on November 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The Health Resources and Services Administration has kicked off the #TelehealthTuesday social media campaign to spotlight Telehealth.HHS.gov as the trusted place for telehealth information for patients and providers. Every Tuesday, join HRSA and follow #TelehealthTuesday on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn as they highlight tips, best practices, and other resources to ensure telehealth success. Telehealth… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Rural, Websites

Nov

05

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2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Posted by on November 5th, 2020 0 comments

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published its 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). Among the major changes are the addition of a sixth link focused on recovery in the AHA’s Chain of Survival, a widely-adopted series of critical actions that work to maximize the chance of someone surviving cardiac arrest…. Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Oct

27

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NIH to assess and expand COVID-19 testing for underserved communities

Posted by on October 27th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

“It is critical that all Americans have access to rapid, accurate testing for COVID-19, especially underserved and vulnerable populations who are bearing the brunt of this disease. RADx-UP will help us better understand and alleviate the barriers to testing for those most vulnerable and reduce the burden of this disease on all Americans” – NIH… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Oct

27

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NNLM Reading Club Presents…Pleased to Meet Me

Posted by on October 27th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

On November 17th at 2pm ET join Dr. Bill Sullivan, author of Pleased to Meet Me, as he describes the hidden forces of genetics that shape personality and behavior.  Dr. Bill Sullivan is a professor of pharmacology and microbiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. You can tune in here.

Posted in: All of Us, Public Health, Webinars

Oct

21

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Basic Science from the NIH

Posted by on October 21st, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The NIH is helping those of us with a non-science background understand the basics of scientific discoveries in their October 2020 issue of the NIH News in Health newsletter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for the NIH to provide this information for citizens to learn how U.S. governmental and international… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Oct

08

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Racial Equity Guide

Posted by on October 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The American Public Health Association (APHA) now has a discussion guide to accompany the first three sessions of their Advancing Racial Equity webinar series to help use the webinars to initiate or deepen anti-racism efforts in your organizations, schools and communities. Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series: Discussion Guide (Part I) includes: a summary of each webinar… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Sep

03

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Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2020-21 Season

Posted by on September 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website provides updated information answering common questions about the 2020-21 flu season. Questions address topics such as the flu vaccine, getting the flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the difference between the flu and COVID-19.

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Websites

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