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Posts by archive: September 2016

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Sep

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Resources from NLM on Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on September 30th, 2016 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: More than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease, a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills.  September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and the National Library of Medicine provides online resources for all types of populations to learn about diagnosis, prevention, and treatments for the… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Health Professionals, Outreach, Public Health

Sep

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Posted by on September 30th, 2016 0 comments

We have a great line-up of classes for the Month of October! For the full list of upcoming training opportunities available to the Middle Atlantic Region, please visit our training schedule page, or check out our list of class offerings. Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond Sponsored by SEA / 1… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Health Professionals, Outreach

Sep

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NLM Resources for Childhood Obesity

Posted by on September 26th, 2016 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: September is National Childhood Obesity Month, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 17% of children in the United States are obese. The National Library of Medicine provides health information resources for parents and teachers to help improve nutrition and exercise habits for children… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, K-12, Public Health

Sep

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Accepting Applications for Health Literacy Heroes

Posted by on September 23rd, 2016 0 comments

MAR is celebrating National Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month by awarding a Health Literacy Hero with a professional development award! Are you a Health Literacy Hero or do you know a Health Literacy Hero? Health Literacy Heroes identify and solve health literacy problems in their communities and organizations. If you’re a hospital or… Read More »

Posted in: Funding, Health Professionals

Sep

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Give Your Baby a Healthy Start with Newborn Screenings!

Posted by on September 22nd, 2016 0 comments

From the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: It’s Newborn Screening Awareness Month. Newborn screenings are tests that check for diseases and conditions in newborn babies — like heart problems and hearing loss. If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor or midwife about newborn screenings. These tests help doctors find many diseases and… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Public Health

Sep

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Complementary Therapies and Traditional Healing Resources from NLM

Posted by on September 22nd, 2016 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: If a medical treatment is not part of mainstream medicine, it may be called complementary, integrative, or alternative medicine.  Examples of complementary medicine may include herbal supplements, acupuncture, meditation, and many other forms of treatment.  The Arctic Health portal defines traditional healing as treatment that focuses on the health and… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Public Health

Sep

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New Collaborative Webinar Series: NN/LM Resource Picks

Posted by on September 21st, 2016 0 comments

NN/LM Resource Picks is a bimonthly webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. Several of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine offices are combining efforts to feature… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education

Sep

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Webinar: Applying Data Management Strategies: A Showcase of Data Management Projects

Posted by on September 16th, 2016 0 comments

Registration is now open for the FREE Medical Informatics Section fall webinar, Applying Data Management Strategies: A Showcase of Data Management Projects. Three librarians will discuss their experiences with a variety of data management projects, share their lessons learned, and answer your questions. The webinar will feature the following presentations: Kevin Read, NYU Health Sciences… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Health Professionals

Sep

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Webinar: Achieving Health Equity- One Policy at a Time

Posted by on September 15th, 2016 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: Achieving Health Equity- One Policy at a Time When: September 22, 3-4PM ET Attend a webinar hosted by the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team. Presenters will: describe components of a “health equity lens” used to analyze proposed state legislation, articulate opportunities and challenges to applying a “health… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Health Professionals, Outreach

Sep

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Smart Choice Basics Health Insurance Webinar

Posted by on September 14th, 2016 0 comments

From the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition: Smart Choice Basics Health Insurance Webinar When: Thursday, September 22nd from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM ET Learn evidence-eased ways to improve consumers’ understanding of health insurance. What is Smart Choice Basics Health Insurance? A consumer education program that explains health insurance cost to consumers and communities. It’s based… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, In the Region

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