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Jul

17

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Libraries and Immigrant Health

Posted by on July 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Immigrant health was briefly mentioned during the opening session of the NAHN Conference, and along with nurses, librarians are a group concerned with how to best support this population.  For those interested in how libraries can help support this population, here are a few resources to share:  REFORMA Children in Crisis Project – https://www.facebook.com/REFORMAChildreninCrisis/  CDC Immigrant… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Jul

17

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National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)

Posted by on July 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NNLM PSR is exhibiting at the 2019 National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Conference today, July 17 through Friday, July 19.  See links to a few session resources:  Susan Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, spoke about The Future of Nursing 2020: How Latinos Can Play a Role in the Future of U.S. Health Care. Future of Nursing Campaign for Action… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Conferences, General

Jun

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LGBTQIA+ Book Club

Posted by on June 19th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Interested in running a book club but not sure where to start? Interested in receiving an entirely free book club kit, bags, print materials, and discussion guide included? It may sound too good to be true, but thanks to the NNLM it’s not! Check out the Reading Club Kit Selection Guide  and order yours today!

Posted in: General

Jun

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Health Needs of LGBTQ+ Populations

Posted by on June 19th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

For more services from the NNLM, view the recording of the most recent Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBTQ+ Populations webinar provided by the Greater Midwest Region. Register for the next webinar to be held on August 22, 2019; in the meantime, you may download the latest list of References and Resources.

Posted in: General, Webinars

May

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2019: Year of Air Pollution & Health

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health, Webinars, Websites

Mar

28

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Serious Reactions to Medications and other Medical Therapies

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Have you or someone you know experienced a serious adverse reaction to a medication or supplement?  Did you know you have the right and ability to report your experience to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?  You can do so through MedWatch, the name of the FDA’s program for monitoring events such as: serious reactions,… Read More »

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, General

Feb

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How to Lose Weight Safely as You Age

Posted by on February 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Weight gain is a common “side effect” of aging. Medications and decreased activity are two factors that can contribute. You probably don’t have to lose as much weight as you think to improve your health. Simply maintaining a healthy weight—or dropping just a few pounds if necessary—can be worthwhile. Information about calories, nutrition and exercise… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Jan

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Making Moves and Grooves in the New Year

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

January kicks off the New Year, New Resolutions, and (sometimes) dreaded overcrowded gyms!  One option to work around them – try the Move Your Way campaign! The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion created an online planner to help you plan weekly aerobic and muscle strengthening activities that interest you! Whether you enjoy gardening, dancing,… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jan

10

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Test your Glaucoma Eye Q

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and while you’re crossing your T’s and dotting your I’s (wink wink) on those New Year’s Resolutions, consider completing the Glaucoma Eye Q Test from PreventBlindness.Org .  The site contains a list of several downloadable and printable fact sheets, including Common Eye Myths and tips for finding and visiting with… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jan

10

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Flu Knew?

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The 2018-2019 flu season is upon us! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), peak flu season happens in fall and winter.  Sometimes the flu can be confused with having a cold – how to tell the difference? One way is to compare your symptoms and, as always, consult with your healthcare… Read More »

Posted in: General

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