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The MAReport December 19th, 2018
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The National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine Respond to the Opioid Epidemic

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Opioid overdoses have increased dramatically in recent years. Millions of people in the United States suffer from substance use disorders. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) have responded with increased online health information resources and training. National Library of Medicine resources include: MedlinePlus – the premiere… Read More »

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Member Spotlight: Deena Caswell, MSLIS

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I always knew I wanted to be a librarian. Growing up, I was the stereotypical “indoor kid,” and my hometown library in West Deptford, NJ was my favorite place to be. I would spend hours there on a Saturday, reading Encyclopedia Brown in the children’s section before wandering over to look at V.C. Andrews paperbacks,… Read More »

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October is Health Literacy Month: Raising Awareness

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October is Health Literacy Month – a perfect time to take on the challenge of raising awareness in your library, organization or community. Many of our professional organizations and government agencies have promotional materials and health literacy toolkits to make this easy to accomplish. Are you up for the challenge? You can start with the… Read More »

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PubMed Labs: getting ready for PubMed 2.0!

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Have you noticed any changes lately while using PubMed? The National Library of Medicine’s enormous biomedical citation resource (28 million citations and growing daily!) is undergoing redesigns to make PubMed a sleeker resource to use. These upcoming changes are all about enhancing your experience as a user—a tall order for a resource that is the… Read More »

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LGBT Health Information Resources

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In July, I presented “Trusted Resources to Support Transgender Health” as a one hour session at the 17th annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference. The Mazzoni Center, a federally qualified health center in Philadelphia, PA,  sponsors the conference “to educate and empower trans individuals on issues of health and well-being; educate and inform allies and health… Read More »

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Your Family, Your History, Your Health: Genetics Resources

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Genetics, the study of genes, heredity, and genetic variations, has become an increasingly hot topic in library settings. Library patrons are searching for more information about genetics, how it has influenced their family history, and how it may currently and continue to affect their health. Helping patrons locate easy to understand and accessible information for… Read More »

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Meet the New Health Programming Coordinator!

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Greetings! My name is Michael Balkenhol, and I’m the newest member of the NNLM MAR team! As Health Programming Coordinator, my primary responsibility is creating and sharing health information “programs in a box” for K-12, public library and community-based organizations in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. I will also be serving as our… Read More »

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This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

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