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Feb

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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 »

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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

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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 »

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Feb

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New FDA Smoking Cessation Resources

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 0 comments

The Food and Drug Administration started the new year with “4 Tips to Quit Smoking.” This consumer update highlighted the new FDA campaign EveryTryCounts.gov. The site has numerous resources to support quitting, including helpful texts, tips on dealing with cravings, QuitGuide app, contact information for support counselors, and small challenges, such as “delay your first… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Feb

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All of Us Research Program Seeks Input on Research Priorities

Posted by on February 1st, 2018 0 comments

The All of Us Research Program is seeking input from the public that will help identify key research priorities and requirements (such as data types and methods) for future versions of the All of Us protocol.

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, Public Health, Websites

Jan

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Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI)

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments

Take CDC’s Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI) for safer well water through stronger public health programs. SWPI helps health department programs strengthen services to people that use wells, cisterns, springs, and other private drinking water systems not covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oversight for these systems vary, but core elements of… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jan

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From the FDA Office of Women’s Health: Medicine and Pregnancy

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

The FDA Office of Women’s Health offers resources to help women and healthcare providers get informed about medicines and other products used during pregnancy.  For 2018 the FDA Office of Women’s Health will continue to advance the understanding of women’s health issues, launch new research, and lead outreach activities to help women make safe and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Websites

Jan

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Free webinar: NLM’s Genetics Home Reference

Posted by on January 5th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Join the NNLM Resource Picks webinar on Wednesday, January 31 from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET. This session will feature Stephanie Morrison who is the Team Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource, Genetics Home Reference. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM resource for consumer health information about health conditions that have a genetic… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites

Jan

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Be an Organ Donor

Posted by on January 5th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

As of August 2017 over 116,000 men, women, and children are on the national transplant waiting list and the number continues to climb. According to Organdonor.gov, 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 54% actually have signed up as donors. One donor has the ability to save up to 8 lives. Have you… Read More »

Posted in: General, Multilingual, Websites

Dec

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MedlinePlus printing enhancements

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments

Earlier this month, NLM’s MedlinePlus released an enhancement that will allow users to choose what they want to print from a health topic web page: just the summary text, or the full page including the summary and all links. When you use the grey Print button on a MedlinePlus health topic page, a dialog will open allowing… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Websites

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