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Mar

08

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Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries

Posted by on March 8th, 2018 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region’s upcoming Boost Box webinar series will feature two librarians who developed escape rooms in their libraries. Alison Wessel will describe an escape room developed at the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Library to promote library services to health department employees. Olivia Glotfelty will… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Webinars

Feb

23

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Can You Get Sick From The Flu Twice In One Season?

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments

Every season thousands of people come down with the flu, deal with the symptoms and recover. Unfortunately, having the flu does not prevent you from having the flu again later in the season. Every year there are several strains of the flu going around, some more prevalent than other but all can make you sick…. Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Feb

23

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Some Vitamins Can Cause False Test Results but Not Harm

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Biotin, a great supplement for nail and hair growth along with many other positive things for your body, has been recently linked to impacting test results for several conditions and diseases. The FDA has put out an alert that the biotin that you ingest, can cause false readings on certain test results for things such… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, General, Public Health

Feb

21

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HIV Among African Americans

Posted by on February 21st, 2018 0 comments

This is an updated fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) summarizing HIV prevalence and trends in African Americans.  According to the CDC, “Blacks/African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those who have ever received an AIDS diagnosis, compared to other races/ethnicities.”  

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS, Public Health

Feb

13

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Health Literacy and Older Adults workshop

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy will host a public workshop featuring presentations and discussions of health literacy and healthy aging on March 13, 2018 beginning at 8:00am ET, at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Potential areas of discussion include the changing health needs of older adults; chronic… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library, Senior, Webinars

Feb

07

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Communities Driving Health Equity: A Spotlight Video Series

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has released three short documentaries that spotlight organizations “advancing health equity for their communities by addressing the environmental, social, economic, and structural challenges that may impact residents’ health. The videos show that, while challenges are numerous, progress is possible when community members, organizations, funders, and policy makers work together to drive local-level… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Public Health

Feb

07

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New FDA Smoking Cessation Resources

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 0 comments

The Food and Drug Administration started the new year with “4 Tips to Quit Smoking.” This consumer update highlighted the new FDA campaign EveryTryCounts.gov. The site has numerous resources to support quitting, including helpful texts, tips on dealing with cravings, QuitGuide app, contact information for support counselors, and small challenges, such as “delay your first… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Feb

01

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Debunking HIV Myths in the Black Community

Posted by on February 1st, 2018 0 comments

In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), the Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) will host a webinar, Fact or Fiction: Debunking HIV Myths in the Black Community. African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. To register, go to https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/6j6v.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Feb

01

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All of Us Research Program Seeks Input on Research Priorities

Posted by on February 1st, 2018 0 comments

The All of Us Research Program is seeking input from the public that will help identify key research priorities and requirements (such as data types and methods) for future versions of the All of Us protocol.

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, Public Health, Websites

Feb

01

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CDC Zika virus and pregnancy

Posted by on February 1st, 2018 0 comments

Birth defects most strongly linked to Zika virus infection during pregnancy have increased in parts of the United States that have had local Zika virus transmission, according to a report in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Posted in: Articles, Public Health

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