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Jan

22

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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

14

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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

Jan

14

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Home Modification for Healthy Aging

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

The Eldercare Locator has released a new brochure to increase awareness of home modifications. Older adults who want to live at home as they age often find that their homes are not keeping up with their changing needs. Changes that accompany the aging process can affect the ability of older adults to stand for long… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Dec

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Educational Opportunities in January

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

If you are already making plans for your January educational or professional activities, consider one/all of the following webinars; women’s health, rural health, and aging populations. American Society on Aging: Innovative Approaches to Reach Underserved Populations Living with Dementia. This webinar will provide examples of community-based programs that strive to meet the needs of specific underserved… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Webinars

Dec

18

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Fasting Fads

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Fasting and intermittent fasting are perhaps topics that come to mind when preparing for the parties and gatherings of winter break. The latest NIH News in Health provides information on fasting and the effects on health. What is fasting? What changes develop in our bodies when doing so? Should you fast?

Posted in: General, Health Information

Dec

10

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What’s New “About MedlinePlus”

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

As many of you know, MedlinePlus is the comprehensive consumer health information resource from the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has gone through a number of changes over the years. Recently, its “About MedlinePlus” web page has been expanded and updated to help librarians, community organizations, health professionals, and the public to be more knowledgeable about… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

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

08

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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

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

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