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May

23

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Alzheimer’s Association Needs Assessment Toolkit webinar

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

June 8, 2017 at 3pm EDT Register Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association’s Needs Assessment Toolkit from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Alzheimer’s Association. The webinar will include presentations from health professionals on assessments conducted in North Carolina and Arizona as well as an overview of the toolkit.

Posted in: Public Health, Senior, Webinars

May

17

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Communicating Clearly About Medicines: Proceedings of a Workshop(in Brief 2017)

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

The Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on communicating clearly about medicines. The workshop focused on the clarity of written information given to patients and consumers as printed or digital materials. The workshop was organized around presentations and panel discussions that explored the design of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Senior

Apr

24

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NIHSeniorHealth brief tutorial videos

Posted by on April 24th, 2017 0 comments

Visit the Microlearning page from our own NNLM Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) for links to brief tutorials on NIHSeniorHealth, a site created specifically with Seniors in mind. The six tutorials are between one and three minutes long and provide helpful how-tos such as searching the site and using the toolkit for trainers.

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Senior

Apr

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Older Americans Month 2017

Posted by on April 11th, 2017 0 comments

Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). ACL designed the 2017 OAM theme, Age Out Loud, to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say. More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Mar

24

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Food Product Dating Information and Factsheet

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

“Best if Used By” is a type of date you might find on a meat, poultry, or egg product label. Are dates required on these food products? Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date?Food-related illness can be quite serious, even life threatening, particularly for an older person. Understanding product… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Websites

Mar

06

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Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign

Posted by on March 6th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control’s Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign has fact sheets, brochures and posters to promote regular colorectal cancer screening tests among people over the age of 50. The materials are available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded or ordered in bulk. Screen for Life: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qitz

Posted in: Senior

Feb

23

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Protect Yourself from Health Scams

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Institute on Aging has information on protecting yourself from health scams, particularly for older adults as they are often targeted. Today, there are more ways than ever to sell untested products—online, TV, radio, magazines, and newspapers are just a few examples. Actors portray doctors and patients on infomercials. You might even get an… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Senior

Feb

07

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Diversity Toolkit from US Administration on Aging

Posted by on February 7th, 2017 0 comments

The AoA provides a Diversity Toolkit for the Aging Services Network and its partners to act as a starting point for conversations regarding how to better serve diverse populations of older adults. However, the toolkit also has appeal for other community organizations and institutions.  It assists “with every stage of program planning, implementation, and delivery of… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Senior

Feb

04

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Memory Affected by Cancer Treatment

Posted by on February 4th, 2017 0 comments

Many people are living longer with cancer because of major advances in diagnosis and screening as well as better treatments. But cancer treatment can have an impact on memory, sometimes referred to as “chemobrain.” From NIHSeniorHealth.gov you can learn how cancer treatment can affect memory and find tips to help improve memory and concentration after cancer treatment, see… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Senior

Jan

23

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Climate Change, Health, and Populations of Concern

Posted by on January 23rd, 2017 0 comments

From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “EPA has developed communication materials that summarize key points from the U.S. Climate and Health Assessment for eight different populations that are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts. The agency is providing these materials for use and modification for anyone seeking to communicate the health impacts of climate change to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health, Senior

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