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A new era of delivering healthcare at a distance was brought on by necessity during COVID-19. Telemedicine offers benefits and drawbacks for patients, practitioners, and populations. Lessons have been learned about effective communication. These include ways to establish a mutual agenda, encourage conversational turn-taking, discuss potentially awkward topics, and confirm understanding at the conclusion of… Read More »
Registration is open for the May 6 symposium on older adult mental health. The National Council on Aging, U.S. Administration for Community Living, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsor the day-long symposium. Issues around mental health are especially relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic and particularly for older adults who may already face… Read More »
February is American Heart Month and what better time than to learn more about heart health. The American Heart Association has an interactive cardiovascular library called “Watch, Learn and Live”. Through text, animation and graphics, viewers can learn about over 20 topics related to heart health. What’s nice about the interactive library is that plain text… Read More »
The Mental Health America (MHA) 2021 Report on the State of Mental Health in America is out. In the above links you will find a Collection of Data across all 50 states and the District of Columbia answering the following questions: How many adults and youth have mental health issues? How many adults and youth… Read More »
Vaccines can save millions of lives whether for the flu, measles, or other diseases. Currently researchers are hard at work developing vaccines that will prevent COVID-19. Vaccines contain tiny fragments of the disease-causing organism or the blueprints for making the tiny fragments. They also contain other ingredients to keep the vaccine safe and effective. These… Read More »
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 »
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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 »
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