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March is National Nutrition Month

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

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, we invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite and the Academy of Nutrition and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

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MyPlate Kitchen

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

MyPlate Kitchen features are designed to encourage key behaviors emphasized in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include the following: Detailed nutrition analysis provided on recipes to help consumers choose recipes that meet nutrition goals Comprehensive search filters such as program area, equipment, cuisine as well as nutrition-related messages to help users find recipes according… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Feb

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Locating Substance Misuse Treatment

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated the website, FindTreatment.gov. This newly designed website helps connect those who are looking for substance misuse/abuse treatment. Visitors can enter a ZIP Code to find local state-licensed facilities, treatment options, payment and insurance information, and what to expect on the first call.

Posted in: Health Information, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

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Find Eye Health Images and Videos

Posted by on January 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Looking for high quality eye health and vision images and videos? The National Eye Institute Media Library has you covered. You can choose from hundreds of engaging, scientifically accurate photos, videos, and infographics – all free to use. You’ll find such images as contact lens care, eye anatomy, eye disease simulations and more to use… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Dec

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Winter Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Posted by on December 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season. But, they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. Did you know: Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in more than two of every five (44%) home Christmas tree fires. Two… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Websites

Dec

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What’s New “About MedlinePlus”

Posted by on December 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

As many of you know, MedlinePlus is the comprehensive consumer health information resource from the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has gone through a number of changes over the years. Recently, its “About MedlinePlus” web page has been expanded and updated to help librarians, community organizations, health professionals, and the public to be more knowledgeable about… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

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Gender Spectrum’s Holiday Resources for Families, Youth and Professionals

Posted by on December 5th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. Gender Spectrum’s guide Holiday Resources for Families, Youth, and Professionals provides tips for talking about gender during the holidays. Resources include “Tips for Communicating with Family and Friends about Your Child’s Gender,” tips for grandparents, videos of youth discussing their… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

Dec

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Family Caregiver Alliance: Resources for Caregivers

Posted by on December 5th, 2019 0 comments

The Family Caregiver Alliance’s mission is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and the people who receive their care. The organization provides resources and support for caregivers. Their Resources by Health Issue or Condition page provides information about caring for specific conditions from ALS to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. Caregivers will find information to… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Websites

Nov

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New Online Course: Using Healthcare.gov to Enroll in Health Insurance

Posted by on November 12th, 2019 0 comments

In coordination with Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment for 2020, which runs Nov. 1–Dec. 15, 2019, in states that use the Federal Marketplace Platform, the Public Library Association (PLA) has released a new online tutorial to help consumers sign up for health insurance. The course, Using Healthcare.gov to Enroll in Health Insurance, covers the basics of securing… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Websites

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Sesame Street Addresses Parental Addiction

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

Earlier this year, a fuzzy green Muppet, named Karli, was introduced. Karli is in foster care because her mother is in recovery. When a family member struggles with addiction, the whole family struggles. Children often think it’s their fault; they feel shame, embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness; they may feel invisible. It takes special effort to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

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