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Sep

11

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How to be Smoke Free

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

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 »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Senior, 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

Jan

05

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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

Oct

10

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Stem Cell Therapy handbook

Posted by on October 10th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

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

Aug

08

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Marijuana Talk Toolkit

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

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

May

27

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Free Consumer Health Information from the Office of Minority Health

Posted by on May 27th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

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 »

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

Feb

19

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Wise Eating Strategies Added to MedlinePlus.gov’s Nutrition Health Topic Page

Posted by on February 19th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

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 »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Feb

19

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Wise Eating Strategies Added to MedlinePlus.gov's Nutrition Health Topic Page

Posted by on February 19th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

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 »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Feb

19

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Merck Manual Available Free Online

Posted by on February 19th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

Merck Manual has moved from print books to putting editions online for free. Users need not register or provide personal information. Two versions available, one for consumers and one for professionals. The same information is available, but the consumer site is designed and punctuated with language that is easy to understand for patients and consumers…. Read More »

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