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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

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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

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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

Jan

27

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Is it Really FDA-Approved?

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

How can you know for sure what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates? FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The guide provides information on how the FDA regulates products and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Websites

Jul

22

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New National Institute on Aging Facebook Page

Posted by on July 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

If you like getting Healthy Aging Tips from NIHSeniorHealth.gov, then you’ll also appreciate the new Facebook page from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). There you’ll find tips on exercise, nutrition, and caregiving, plus information on Alzheimer’s disease and ways to manage other health issues that can be a part of growing older. Check it… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Senior

May

27

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Free Consumer Health Information from the Office of Minority Health

Posted by on May 27th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s Knowledge Center Library aims to reduce health disparities in the United States, serving as a resource center for individuals and as an excellent resource for library staff. Public libraries can use these resources for inspiration or support in answering consumer health questions or in developing community health programming… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Websites

Mar

25

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Support for Consumer Health Interactions at the Public Library

Posted by on March 25th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

The Health Happens in Libraries team from WebJunction.org has posted the new article “Just Another Day at the Desk: squirrels, professional ethics and consumer health information” with resources to support public libraries as you provide ethical responses to consumer health information requests. It also provides resources such as the guide Understanding Ethics and Privacy in… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Library

Jan

22

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Tips for Shopping for Prescription Drugs from Consumer Reports

Posted by on January 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Millions of Americans have been hit with high drug costs within the last year. In fact, a recent Consumer Reports National Research Center poll of 1,037 adults showed that a third of those who currently take a drug said they experienced a spike in their prescription drug prices in the past 12 months—anywhere from just… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Health

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