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Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Libraries have a role in providing reliable health information resources so patrons can be more knowledgeable about health conditions that may have a genetic factor as well as be better informed about the role of genetics in their health and its… Read More »
Posted in: National Library of Medicine News
Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations, advocates, and individuals to promote the importance of making health information understandable for everyone. In the spirit of Health Literacy Month this October, the Public Library Association (PLA) is highlighting a suite of free tools and resources to public libraries to build awareness of health issues, prevention,… Read More »
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it critical for health information providers across the country to stay informed about the special protections and benefits health insurance coverage offers to the safety of LGBTQ community members. This free webinar will help educate public library practitioners about available health insurance coverage options, benefits, and special federal protections exclusively… Read More »
Though the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt” webinar series has finished, all 9 recorded sessions are available whether it is your first time to hear them or if you just want to review the content. Conversations that Matter is both a great introduction to DEI… Read More »
Do you experience migraines? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), about 12% of the U.S. population experiences migraines and occur in both children and adults. Migraines may seem random, but there are many factors that might cause them, including stress, certain foods, and too much or too… Read More »
The HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Children’s Bureau recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with the theme, “Strong and Thriving Families.” Visit the ACF website for a resource guide, tip sheets, social media graphics/messaging and more. Prevent Child Abuse America provides parenting tips, activity toolkits, statistics, reports and other resources on child abuse… Read More »
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“A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby” is an easy-to-read brochure for parents of infants or toddlers freely available from the NIH National Institute of Dental and Cranial Facial Research. It explains why baby teeth are important, gives tips on how to prevent early childhood tooth decay, and promotes the age 1 dental visit. The brochure… Read More »
Many are already familiar with the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) ChooseMyPlate.gov resource which acts a guide in eating healthier. Information is available for all ages, for educators, and for health professionals. Recently a new tool was added. Use the Start Simple with MyPlate mobile app to pick daily food goals, see real-time progress, and… Read More »
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