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May

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Migraine Trainer app

Posted by on May 12th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Health Information

Apr

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information

Apr

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A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

“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 »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Mar

10

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MyPlate App

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Health Information

Mar

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March is National Nutrition Month

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, we invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite and the Academy of Nutrition and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Feb

19

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Health & Black History Month

Posted by on February 19th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

During Black History Month,the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will join partners in reflecting on the achievements of African Americans while promoting pathways to a healthier future with better health outcomes. During February, OMH will focus on the importance of daily physical activity and living an active and healthy lifestyle. Additionally, OMH will raise… Read More »

Posted in: General

Feb

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Do You Know Your CBDs?

Posted by on February 19th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

CBD. Cannabidiol. No matter what you call it, you may have heard health claims about this little-known part of the marijuana plant, which comes from the plant’s flowers. Some say it treats muscle aches, anxiety, sleeping troubles, chronic pain, and more. But what does the science say? Learn more about CBD in this article from… Read More »

Posted in: General

Feb

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Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. Although the percentage of adults who smoke is at an all-time low in the U.S., 34 million adults still smoke and therefore continue to be at risk of developing smoking-related diseases. This report makes it clear that one of the most important… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jan

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Summer Programming in Libraries

Posted by on January 22nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NNLM Health Programming for Summer Reading page is live! NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to offer health programming in libraries. Visit the page for fun, free activity ideas complete with health information resources from the National Library of Medicine!

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Library

Jan

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NNLM Webinar: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing

Posted by on January 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Advertising for DNA testing companies proliferates the media these days, but many individuals spit or swab, but then wonder how to get beyond their ethnicity results. The first questions usually asked regarding genetic testing are: “Where should I test?” and “I got my results, now what?” We will explore these questions and more in this… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Webinars

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