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Thanksgiving is National Family Health History Day

Posted by on November 21st, 2018 0 comments

Are you purchasing Ancestry.com or 23andMe for all your relatives on Black Friday? If so, you soon may be one of the estimated 100 million consumers who will have direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing by 2021.1 With improved technology and increased profits, consumer-directed companies promote easy and affordable tests for both ancestry and health information. However, both the general… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, From the GMR

Nov

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National Family Health History Day

Posted by on November 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

Written by Erika Johnson. Erika is a health sciences librarian at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences and a GMR Partner Outreach Librarian. Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner – a day when families gather to enjoy time together. Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is also National Family Health… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Partner Outreach Libraries

Oct

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Reading is Healthy Introducing the NNLM Reading Club

Posted by on October 31st, 2018 0 comments

Book Clubs or reading groups are a staple of library outreach and literacy efforts. People gather to discuss Oprah’s picks or the New York Times’ Best Sellers to socially engage with literature and current events. To help grow health literacy, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network announces the launch of the NNLM Reading… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Consumer Health, From the GMR, News from the Region, Outreach, Public Libraries

Oct

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So you want to be an outreach librarian? Spotlight on Erika Johnson

Posted by on October 24th, 2018 0 comments

Once again we return to the farthest northwest corner of the GMR to great state of North Dakota, where not one but four partner outreach librarians make up the outreach team. Today we spotlight Erika Johnson, Southeast Clinical Campus Librarian, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. 1. How long have you… Read More »

Posted in: From the GMR, Outreach, Partner Outreach Libraries, Partner Outreach Libraries

Oct

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Upcoming Webinar: Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities

Posted by on October 15th, 2018 0 comments

Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops 10/24/2018 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM This session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, From the GMR, Funding, News from the Region, Outreach, Public Health, Public Libraries

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