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May

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Consumers’ Checkbook

Posted by on May 8th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Choosing the best surgeon can reduce your chances of death, complications, or other bad outcomes.  Prospective surgery patients will find the Consumers’ Checkbook website a helpful guide when shopping for a surgeon. The Surgeon Rating is based on analyses of more than five million surgeries done in hospital by more than 50,000 surgeons, shows you… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Apr

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

Posted by on April 6th, 2018 0 comments

We can use this month of April to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Mar

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Recipe of the Week

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 0 comments

MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine consumer health resource, recently created a new feature, Recipe of the Week. Here you can find healthy yet tasty dishes to cook and serve. Each recipe includes the ingredients, prep and cook time, number of servings, and nutrition information for Quinoa Black Bean Salad, Quick Beef Casserole, Baked Tilapia… Read More »

Posted in: General, Websites

Mar

13

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National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program- Graphic Medicine

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program’s newest exhibit is Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn! This banner exhibit is available for free though shipping charges do apply. Graphic Medicine explores the meaning of an emerging genre of medical literature that combines the art of comics and personal illness narrative. This approach can reveal the emotional… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library, Websites

Mar

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AHRQ’s Opioids & Substance Use

Posted by on March 2nd, 2018 0 comments

The AHRQ Academy from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides information to support those who are implementing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in primary care settings.

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Feb

13

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Good and Cheap cookbook

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments

Leanne Brown wrote the New York Times bestselling cookbook for people who are on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits or for anyone on a tight budget. The project started off as her master’s thesis at New York University and a Kickstarter campaign allowed for an initial printing for those without computer access. Thousands of copies have been… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Websites

Feb

13

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Choosing Wisely

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

More care is not always better care. Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to help patients and doctors talk about what’s truly needed. The ABIM Foundation has joined with more than 70… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Feb

12

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Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care

Posted by on February 12th, 2018 0 comments

The EveryONE project is an initiative from the American Academy of Family Physicians focused on helping primary care physicians learn about and address the social determinants of health. Their toolkit includes a guide on the social determinants of health as well as screening tools that primary care physicians can use to screen their patients for… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

Feb

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Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

Posted by on February 12th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health recently published five wellness toolkits. The topics of these toolkits include: Your Surroundings, Your Feelings, Your Body, Your Relationships and Your Disease Defense. Within each toolkit, view a checklist of actions one can take to improve their health within each topic area. The checklists can be quickly reviewed and accessed… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Mental Health, Websites

Feb

12

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Patient Safety Network

Posted by on February 12th, 2018 0 comments

The Patient Safety Network (PSNet) is a resource available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This resource provides the latest information about patient safety as well as patient safety related resources. The information available includes literature, news, and expert commentary and the user is able to search these resources by clinical area, setting… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

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