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Feb

09

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Henrietta Lacks’ Life and Contributions to Medical Research

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Unlocking Life’s Code presents a new timeline highlighting the life of Henrietta Lacks and the medical science discoveries resulting from her cells known as HeLa cells. As you scroll through the timeline, you will learn more about who Henrietta Lacks was, how HeLa cells were discovered, and how medical science has benefitted. The timeline complements… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Jan

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SciStarter

Posted by on January 25th, 2021 0 comments Tags:

Have you heard of SciStarter? If not, check them out here! They connect people to citizen science projects, citizen scientists and resources!  

Posted in: Websites

Jan

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Video: I wear a mask because…

Posted by on January 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Wearing a mask is essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created short videos, “I wear a mask because…“, to promote wearing masks. The videos feature sound bites from CDC staff about why they wear a mask. The videos are available in English and American Sign Language. Shorter… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Dec

08

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Interested in a Genetic Counseling Career?

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

What is a genetic counselor? What do they do and how much money do they make? These questions and more are answered in the Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Genetic Counseling Career Profile interactive.  Scroll through to learn all about this STEM career in demand. It’s never too early to start planning whether you are a… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

Dec

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Stay Safe During the Holidays

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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But is it the safest? Though the holidays will be celebrated a little differently this year, decorating, cooking, and gift giving will likely continue. It provides us with comfort and something to look forward to. Though these holiday rituals may not seem risky or dangerous, they do… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

Dec

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CDC’s Covid-19 Tracker

Posted by on December 1st, 2020 0 comments Tags:

Wondering how many cases of the coronavirus have been reported in your area? Or where your family or friends live? The CDC provides details on the number of cases and where they’re located. Click here to find out more and get involved.

Posted in: Websites

Nov

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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

Oct

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Exercise and Breast Cancer

Posted by on October 13th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Research has shown that women who exercise have an improved quality of life and have fewer side effects during and following treatment. Exercise has also been shown to enhance overall health and wellness, improve mood,… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Websites

Oct

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Celebrate Health Literacy This October

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

Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations, advocates, and individuals to promote the importance of making health information understandable for everyone. In the spirit of Health Literacy Month this October, the Public Library Association (PLA) is highlighting a suite of free tools and resources to public libraries to build awareness of health issues, prevention,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Websites

Sep

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Carrie Ann Inaba’s Battle with Sjögren’s syndrome

Posted by on September 29th, 2020 0 comments

Carrie Ann Inaba doesn’t let Sjögren’s syndrome stand in her way. Find out how the “Dancing with the Stars” judge doesn’t let her autoimmune disease get the best of her here. Outside of her on-camera career, Inaba is a self-described warrior for those with Sjögren’s syndrome, a difficult and often painful autoimmune disease she has… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Websites

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