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Feb

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Beta Version of ClinicalTrials.gov Available for Testing

Posted by on February 4th, 2017 0 comments

A new beta version of ClinicalTrials.gov is available for user testing. The test site can be accessed from a link on the homepage or directly at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1a4c. The beta site will be available for at least one month to obtain feedback from the public. The new version of ClinicalTrials.gov was developed to provide new features to support searching… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Feb

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Women and Heart Disease Month

Posted by on February 4th, 2017 0 comments

To make women more aware of the danger of heart disease, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is sponsoring a national program called The Heart Truth®, in partnership with many national and community organizations. The program’s goal is to raise awareness about heart disease and its risk factors among women and educate and motivate… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Public Health, Websites

Jan

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Healthy People 2020: New Infographics on Progress Towards Objectives

Posted by on January 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Healthy People 2020 team announced the release of interactive infographics showing data from the Midcourse Review. The Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review helps evaluate the progress we’re making as a Nation toward Healthy People goals and objectives. To support this process, Healthy People 2020 created interactive infographics that show the status of measurable Healthy… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Public Health, Websites

Jan

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Is it Really FDA-Approved?

Posted by on January 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

How can you know for sure what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates? FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The guide provides information on how the FDA regulates products and… Read More »

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

Jan

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ONESearch of health services research

Posted by on January 12th, 2017 0 comments

National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) released NICHSR ONESearch. This consolidated search site allows researchers to search two unique databases and two specialized web portals with one simple search: Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) – information about ongoing health services research and public health projects Health Services… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Jan

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Tox Town Gets a Facelift for 2017

Posted by on January 5th, 2017 0 comments

Tox Town has upped its game in 2017 with an updated and easier to navigate homepage with a new color scheme. Engaging photorealistic neighborhoods are now programmed with HTML 5 so you can easily view the site on your computer and hand held devices. Come explore imaginary neighborhoods (city, farm, port, town, US Southwest) where you… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Dec

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Financial Literacy through Consumer.gov

Posted by on December 23rd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created Consumer.gov to help people learn about topics related to financial literacy, including credit, how to manage debt, identity theft, avoiding scams, budgeting, opening a bank account, shopping for prepaid cards, and managing money. Consumer.gov resources may be very helpful for adult learners. They contain concise and practical consumer… Read More »

Posted in: General, Websites

Dec

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Coping with the Holidays

Posted by on December 21st, 2016 0 comments

Sometimes the holidays can be very stressful. Here are some resources from the MedlinePlus Health Topics pages that can help you cope. Mental Health and Stress National Center for Complementary and Integrative: Health Relaxation Techniques https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qsvc Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health: Good Mental Health https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ykmf  National Center for Complementary and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Dec

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Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week 2017 website and webinar

Posted by on December 7th, 2016 0 comments

January 23-29 is the 2017 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), a health observance created to deliver the scientific facts to youth about the effects and consequences of drug abuse on the brain, body, and behavior. School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a webinar on December 8 at 2:30pm ET to demonstrate how easy it is… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Webinars, Websites

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FDA Helps You Make Healthy Food Choices

Posted by on November 29th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , , ,

As you’re sitting around your kitchen table or walking into your favorite chain restaurant, or in the grocery store, you may wonder: What should I feed myself and my family at home? What about when we’re eating out? Which of the many food options available would be a healthy choice, no matter where we’re eating?… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Websites

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