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Dec

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Pennsylvanians can Receive Naloxone for Free on Thursday

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments

From the Pennsylvania Press Room: The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the administration’s ongoing effort to reduce the… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, In the Region, K-12, Public Health

Dec

10

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NNLM Reading Club Book Kits: Family Health History

Posted by on December 10th, 2018 0 comments

Book clubs provide a space that encourages engaged conversations and allows for people to connect with one another. The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network has developed the NNLM Reading Club as a way to build and support conversations around important health topics. The goal is to support libraries’ health literacy efforts and address… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Consumer Health, Education, Outreach

Dec

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It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

Posted by on December 4th, 2018 0 comments

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2018, is a national awareness campaign focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established NIVW in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Why December? Flu vaccination coverage estimates from past seasons have… Read More »

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

Nov

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National Rural Health Day 2018

Posted by on November 8th, 2018 0 comments

November 15, 2018 is National Rural Health Day. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health reserves the third Thursday of November to “Celebrate the Power of Rural”. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to honor rural communities and highlight the unique healthcare challenges they face. Visit the National Rural Health Day website… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Public Health

Oct

29

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Resources for Coping with Trauma

Posted by on October 29th, 2018 0 comments

As many of you may know, NNLM MAR’s offices are located at the University of Pittsburgh, just a few miles from the Tree of Life Synagogue where 11 people lost their lives on Saturday morning. While all NNLM MAR staff are physically safe, we grieve with our friends, neighbors and colleagues. This morning, we received… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Health Professionals, In the Region, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

Oct

10

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Resources for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on October 10th, 2018 0 comments

Breast cancer affects 1 in every 8 women during their lives, and is the second most common kind of cancer in women. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there are many risk factors. Risks that you cannot change include: Age – the risk rises as you get older. Genes – two genes,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health

Sep

27

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Call for Volunteers: NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Posted by on September 27th, 2018 0 comments

In April of this year, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine hosted a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to add citations to Wikipedia articles on rare diseases, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, PubMed, and the NIH resource Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. Are you interested in improving the health information… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Open Access, Outreach, Public Health

Sep

03

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Connect with MAR at an Upcoming Conference

Posted by on September 3rd, 2018 0 comments

MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Below are details on conferences and workshops where you could have the chance to meet and greet with our staff through the end of this year. If you have additional questions or would like to… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Consumer Health, In the Region, Outreach

Aug

30

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Did you miss the first round of MAR funding? Apply now for $19,000

Posted by on August 30th, 2018 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, a health information outreach program funded by the National Library of Medicine, has funding for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply…. Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, Consumer Health, Data Science, Funding, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

Aug

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Free continuing education for public library staff

Posted by on August 16th, 2018 0 comments

Are you a public library staff member? Are you looking for health programming ideas? Do want to improve your ability to respond to health information requests? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides free online training. Some of the courses may even qualify for continuing education credit that can be applied to the Consumer… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Consumer Health, Education, Outreach

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