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Nov

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Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

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

Each person’s “healthiest self” is different. We have different bodies, minds, living situations, and people influencing our lives. Each area can impact your overall health. This means we each have a unique set of health needs. NIH Wellness Toolkits highlight evidence-based tips for living well and improving your health and well-being in any area you’d… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Oct

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BAM! Body and Mind

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Did you know CDC Healthy Schools has a website just for kids? Check out the BAM! Body and Mind website, with cool health info including an original web comic series! The BAM! Body and Mind website is for tweens (kids 9–12 years old), their parents, and their teachers. BAM! has information on health topics such as how… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Websites

Oct

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Healthy Brains

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Healthy Brains is a new Cleveland Clinic website. This website is an interactive platform designed to provide individualized brain health assessment tools, lifestyle tips and medical news on the prevention, early detection and treatment for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Visitors to the website can also sign up for a Brain Check-up and receive… Read More »

Posted in: Senior, Websites

Aug

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School’s in Session!

Posted by on August 21st, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

August signals back to school season for many families and communities! While finding books and supplies may be at the top of people’s checklists, health should be a leading priority as well. LatinX and Spanish speaking families may encounter difficulties finding materials to learn more about health topics or discuss them with teachers, healthcare providers,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Aug

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Periods – Let’s End the Stigma.

Posted by on August 21st, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Migraines, constipation, diarrhea, painful sexual intercourse – all possible issues menstruators, or people who menstruate, may experience.  For those unfamiliar with the word, menstruators is a gender-inclusive term to address the fact that non-binary, gender nonconforming, and trans people menstruate as well. A PubMed Central search for “trans gender AND menstruation” retrieves 866 results, compared… Read More »

Posted in: General

Aug

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Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBTQ+ Populations

Posted by on August 21st, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

The NNLM New England Region is offering a webinar on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBTQ+ Populations tomorrow, 08/22/19 at 8 AM/HT , 11 AM PT , 1 PM CT , 2 PM ET.  This webinar is aimed at librarians, healthcare professionals, and the general public who wish to learn about the healthcare… Read More »

Posted in: General

Aug

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Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Guide

Posted by on August 13th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The 48 page booklet Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Guide is a consumer publication from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that explains the processes involved with stem cell transplantation for the treatment of leukemia and other forms of blood cancers. It describes side effects that can occur as a result of the treatment, suggestions for… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jul

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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

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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

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