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Feb

13

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Choosing Wisely

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

More care is not always better care. Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to help patients and doctors talk about what’s truly needed. The ABIM Foundation has joined with more than 70… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Feb

13

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Health Literacy and Older Adults workshop

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy will host a public workshop featuring presentations and discussions of health literacy and healthy aging on March 13, 2018 beginning at 8:00am ET, at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Potential areas of discussion include the changing health needs of older adults; chronic… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library, Senior, Webinars

Jan

26

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Easier Access to Medical Records on your iPhone

Posted by on January 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Apple has recently added a medical records section to its existing health app. This enables the user to store all of their medical information in one place that is always accessible at their fingertips. The new feature also enables participating providers to update the patient with new information. Instead of having multiple apps, portals or… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Electronic Health Records

Jan

05

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Free webinar: NLM’s Genetics Home Reference

Posted by on January 5th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Join the NNLM Resource Picks webinar on Wednesday, January 31 from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET. This session will feature Stephanie Morrison who is the Team Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource, Genetics Home Reference. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM resource for consumer health information about health conditions that have a genetic… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites

Oct

27

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Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential can help public librarians stay current in the consumer health information field and bring an additional, recognized level of expertise to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the CHIS designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Public Library, Webinars

Oct

10

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Stem Cell Therapy handbook

Posted by on October 10th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Stem cell therapy holds a lot of promise, but so far it is known to be effective for only a few conditions: a limited number of blood, immune system, metabolic, and bone marrow disorders. If a doctor or clinic suggests you receive stem cells to treat and other condition, check that you will be participating… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease

Sep

12

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5 Health Tips College Women Need to Know

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Heading to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life as they take a step forward towards independence. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of activities such as packing, scheduling classes, making new friends, and becoming acquainted with a new environment. However, it is easy to forget about your health…. Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Sep

12

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Roadmap to Behavioral Health

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA recently released a new publication titled, Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. This new guide was designed to serve as a behavioral health resource for consumers and offers important information about mental health and substance use… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Apr

28

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FDA Supports Research to Reduce Health Disparities

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collaborating to identify and address health disparities. Health disparities refer to differences in the health status of different groups of people. These differences may affect how often a disease occurs (frequency), how serious a disease is (severity), or how often a disease… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Feb

13

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Funding Opportunity: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients

Posted by on February 13th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Scholarships and Grants

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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