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The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) hosts a webinar series devoted to National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources. It’s an opportunity to learn more about an unfamiliar or even a familiar resource. These webinar sessions can reveal NLM hidden gems or highlight resource features that may be unfamiliar to users. NLM experts present… Read More »
The number of states legalizing the use of marijuana is slowly growing, whether for medical and/or recreational use. Marijuana use among all adult age groups, both sexes, and pregnant women is increasing as well. At the same time, the perception of how harmful marijuana use can be is declining. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health… Read More »
The CDC Measles web page provides resources for local and state health departments that need help answering questions about measles outbreaks. It provides links to graphics, a variety of letters, templates, and a video about signs and symptoms of measles. This information can be posted on health department web sites, or you can syndicate the… Read More »
June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average,… Read More »
Each month in 2019, the American Lung Association will spotlight the lifesaving importance of healthy air, focusing on different themes such as how air pollution harms health, who is at risk and ways to take action to protect our communities especially in regards to climate change. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month so… Read More »
The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service focuses on important public health issues. The published reports are scientifically based and are hoped to generate health initiatives to help address these highlighted health issues such as the use of e-cigarette use among our young people. This recently published report is asking for health professionals, family,… Read More »
The Community Guide is a place to search for evidence-based findings from the Community Preventive Services Task force. This information can be helpful when designing community interventions because the guide discusses interventions that have worked for others and how well they have worked. There is also information about the cost of the approach, and any… Read More »
As our children grow up and leave for college or employment they are taking steps to becoming independent including how to grocery shop, eat healthy, and keep food safe. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides information specifically for young adults regarding food safety. Food safety tips sheets provide bite-sized information in both English and… Read More »
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The National Cancer Institute has developed a website, SmokeFree.gov, full of free resources to help smokers as they strategize to quit as well as those who are helping others as they work to become smoke free. Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. At the top of the home web page,… Read More »
DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Associations’s collection of short self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, now features a course all about researching health topics on the Internet. Developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the new course was designed to help learners understand and evaluate health information while… Read More »
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