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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

Nov

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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

Nov

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Mapping the Opioid Epidemic in the US

Posted by on November 17th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

Andria Caruthers posted “Mapping the Opioid Epidemic in the US” on CommunityCommons.org. She reviewed geographic trends of the opioid epidemic and included Community Commons maps that link to their interactive versions. To read the full article, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fvqp. Don’t know about Community Commons? According to its About page, “Community Commons is a place where data, tools, and stories… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Health, Websites

Nov

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Ten Helpful Tools for Teaching DNA

Posted by on November 8th, 2016 0 comments

Whether you are teaching genetics for the first, or the umpteenth time, this list of Ten Helpful Tools offers new ideas and techniques that will pep up your presentations and captivate students. Several image sources, interactive tools, and activities you will not want to miss! Unlocking Life’s Code includes additional resources for teachers as well as… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

Nov

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November is National Diabetes Month

Posted by on November 2nd, 2016 0 comments

29.1 million US adults have diabetes—and 1 out of 4 of them don’t know they have it. To get more facts about diabetes, programs and initiatives so you can outreach to your community visit the CDC’s diabetes web site: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g175  

Posted in: General, Websites

Oct

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Follow favorite journals with PubMed Journals

Posted by on October 27th, 2016 0 comments

Put your NCBI account to work and follow favorite journals through PubMed Journals. This PubMed Labs experiment shows you the latest published articles in your journals along with news and trending content. For more information on the site and how to use it, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ignk

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

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