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Henrietta Lacks’ Life and Contributions to Medical Research

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Unlocking Life’s Code presents a new timeline highlighting the life of Henrietta Lacks and the medical science discoveries resulting from her cells known as HeLa cells. As you scroll through the timeline, you will learn more about who Henrietta Lacks was, how HeLa cells were discovered, and how medical science has benefitted. The timeline complements… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Websites



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Pregnancy Loss Support

Posted by on October 27th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Pregnancy loss is a harsh reality faced by many expecting couples. If you have lost your baby, you know how devastating and painful this loss can be. You might wonder if you’ll ever have a baby to hold and call your own. But surviving the emotional impact of pregnancy loss is possible. And many women… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information



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The NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office Launches New Webinar Series

Posted by on June 22nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) has launched a new webinar series. The first webinar, “What will it take to create health equity for sexual and gender minority young people?” is on Tuesday 6/30 from 1PM-2PM ET. Health disparities among young people based on sexual orientation and gender identity are not going… Read More »

Posted in: Webinars



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Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted by on January 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests). The National Cervical Cancer Coalition dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information



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How to Help Someone in an Abusive Relationship

Posted by on March 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Do you know someone who is being hurt? Or someone who is causing harm? Are you worried about what might be happening in a loved one’s relationship? The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is here to help with the guide, How to Help Someone in an Abusive Relationship: A Friends & Family Guide. This guide… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health



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Healthy Living for Women by Age

Posted by on March 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

The foundation of good health is the same no matter your age! Eat healthy, be active, go to the doctor or nurse for regular checkups, take care of your mental health, and don’t take unnecessary risks, like texting while driving. Whether you’re in your 20s or 90s, the Office of Women’s Health has you covered…. Read More »

Posted in: General



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Supporting Nursing Mothers at Work

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

Looking for ways to support moms who need to pump at work? Women with children are the fastest growing segment of the workforce. According to the CDC, over 80% of women begin breastfeeding but many stop earlier than is recommended. Mothers need support from their families and communities but also at work especially when it… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns



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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



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Breastfeeding Resources

Posted by on August 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

National Breastfeeding Month is August and NLM and NNLM have a number of resources available to mothers, providers, and the public as a whole. On August 23rd at 2pm CDT, NNLM MidContinental Region is hosting “Informed Is Best: Health Information Resources to Support Breastfeeding Families” as part of our Discover NLM Resources and more webinar… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Webinars

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