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Aug

21

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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

21

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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

21

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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

13

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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

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

19

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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

19

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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

07

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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

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