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May

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Online Training Resources for College Students from the National Library of Medicine

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

College students majoring in chemistry, public health, and many other health science fields can use the free online training resources available through National Library of Medicine (NLM) to learn about toxicology, health mapping for their local communities, how to locate drugs and chemicals through PubMed, genetics, and more. Students and instructors can find additional educational resources… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

May

17

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Check Out the Cool Spot.gov

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

Looking for a way to talk to tweens and teens about peer pressure and drinking? The Cool Spot was created for kids 11-13 years old by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). One of the goals for this site was to help kids learn skills to resist pressure to drink and to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Websites

May

09

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National Cancer Institute dictionaries

Posted by on May 9th, 2017 0 comments

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides dictionaries associated with cancer for patients and consumers. The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms includes over 8,000 terms related to cancer and medicine. The NCI Drug Dictionary contains definitions and synonyms for drugs and agents used to treat cancer patients or conditions related to cancer. A check for clinical… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

May

02

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StrongHearts Native Helpline

Posted by on May 2nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Launched in March, StrongHearts “is a culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential service dedicated to serving Native American survivors of domestic violence and concerned family members and friends. By dialing 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST, callers can connect at no cost one-on-one with knowledgeable StrongHearts advocates who can provide lifesaving tools and… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Apr

28

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NIH Launches Spanish Health Information Portal

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a Spanish-language health information website, Portal de Información de Salud de NIH, in Summer 2016, although some may not be aware of the site. The site offers free, evidence-based health information from across the NIH, on topics ranging from child health to aging. The mobile-friendly site includes… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health, Websites

Apr

24

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Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies digital press kit

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

The CDC has shared infographics, statistics, factsheets, and additional resources about Zika as part of a digital press kit, Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies. The resources include rates of virus occurrence, tips on prevention, and information for health providers.

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Apr

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Responding to sexual or domestic violence – resources for rural communities

Posted by on April 20th, 2017 0 comments

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and many useful resources are being shared across websites and social media. Accessing services and resources can be especially difficult in rural communities. Here are a few resources that might help those who support survivors of sexual or domestic violence in rural places. Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural, Websites

Apr

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National Resource Center on Lupus

Posted by on April 11th, 2017 0 comments

This new online resource is available online from the Lupus Foundation of America. The Resource Center has more than 600 medically-reviewed resources in English and Spanish, created and vetted in consultation with lupus experts. It also provides specialized content for children and teens, caregivers, and health care professionals. The Resource Center is a one-stop resource… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Websites

Apr

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Know the Science

Posted by on April 11th, 2017 0 comments

There is a lot of misinformation out there—from anecdotes disguised as evidence to excessive claims made by supplement manufacturers to TV doctors touting the latest “miracle cure.” The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) provides links to information, videos, and interactive tools to assist better understanding of complex scientific topics that relate… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Apr

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National Minority Health Month 2017

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), an awareness initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. The theme for 2017 is Bridging Health Equity Across Communities. The #NMHM17 site lists ways you can get involved: Use one of the sample social media posts to promote health equity Share… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Websites

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