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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 »

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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

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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

Jan

23

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Healthy You: Memory loss

Posted by on January 23rd, 2017 0 comments

This month’s Healthy You feature from the American Public Health Association addresses memory loss. Healthy You tipsheets can be shared at outreach events and other venues and are available in English, Spanish and “Quick Facts” versions. Memory loss: Just a sign of aging, or something more? (Healthy You): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0w8r MedlinePlus has additional information about on the… Read More »

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Nov

17

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NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey

Posted by on November 17th, 2016 0 comments

Are you a family caregiver, or do you know or work with family caregivers? Take the NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey, and help National Library of Medicine to identify the kinds of health information most needed by family caregivers and the best ways to share this information. The survey can be accessed at the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, National Library of Medicine News, Senior

Nov

08

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HIV and Older Adults

Posted by on November 8th, 2016 0 comments

Over 1 million Americans are living with HIV and the number is growing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31% percent of people living with HIV nationwide are over the age of 50. Moreover, research indicates that by 2015 half of the people living with HIV in the U.S. will be over… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Senior

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