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Each month in 2019, the American Lung Association will spotlight the lifesaving importance of healthy air, focusing on different themes such as how air pollution harms health, who is at risk and ways to take action to protect our communities especially in regards to climate change. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month so… Read More »
NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webinar series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. Attend the next webinar session, “NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox” on Wednesday, May 29… Read More »
Posted in: Webinars
Since 1949, Mental Health America and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This year is expanding upon last year’s theme of #4Mind4Body and taking it to the next level, to explore the topics of… Read More »
Posted in: Mental Health
The National Cancer Institute has developed a website, SmokeFree.gov, full of free resources to help smokers as they strategize to quit as well as those who are helping others as they work to become smoke free. Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. At the top of the home web page,… Read More »
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 »
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 »
Stem cell therapy holds a lot of promise, but so far it is known to be effective for only a few conditions: a limited number of blood, immune system, metabolic, and bone marrow disorders. If a doctor or clinic suggests you receive stem cells to treat and other condition, check that you will be participating… Read More »
Posted in: Chronic Disease
More states are legalizing the use of marijuana but even in states that haven’t legalized its use doesn’t mean that the youth in this country aren’t partaking. Teens and young adults are especially susceptible to the negative effects of any drug use, including marijuana. Even the occasional use of marijuana can cause teens to engage in… Read More »
Posted in: Children and Teens
The Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s Knowledge Center Library aims to reduce health disparities in the United States, serving as a resource center for individuals and as an excellent resource for library staff. Public libraries can use these resources for inspiration or support in answering consumer health questions or in developing community health programming… Read More »
The newly-released federal dietary guidelines are accessible within a carefully written website that you can find in the ‘start here’ section of MedlinePlus.gov’s nutrition health topic page. MedlinePlus.gov’s nutrition health topic page also provides links to the latest pertinent journal research articles, which are available in the ‘journal articles’ section. Links to clinical trials that… Read More »
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