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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

16

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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

Aug

15

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Resources for National Breastfeeding Month

Posted by on August 15th, 2018 0 comments

August is National Breastfeeding Month. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) support and maintain many diverse resources that include breastfeeding and lactation topics, to help new mothers learn about the benefits and potential risks involved in breastfeeding their babies. Below are just a few resources to get started. Looking… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, Public Health

Jun

05

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Headed to ALA? So is NNLM!

Posted by on June 5th, 2018 0 comments

Several staff members from across the National Network of Libraries of Medicine will be in New Orleans this month for the American Library Association Conference. We hope to meet you at one of the following events. All are listed in Central Standard Time (CT): Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale and Executive Director… Read More »

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

May

14

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Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources in Multiple Languages

Posted by on May 14th, 2018 0 comments

In response to the current opioid crisis, the National Library of Medicine partnered with Healthy Roads Media to produce a collection of materials that teach people about opioids and opioid misuse. The collection of Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources has 22 easy-to-read handouts, videos, and audio recordings in English and Spanish. Opioids Basics Pain Prescription… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, Public Health

Apr

25

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Pediatric Palliative Care Resources from the National Institute of Nursing Research

Posted by on April 25th, 2018 1 comment

Now available on HealthReach, The NINR Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® campaign offers evidence-based materials in English and Spanish for health care providers and for parents and families of children living with serious illnesses: Pediatric Palliative Care at a Glance – this two-page fact sheet provides a brief overview of pediatric palliative care, and answers some… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, Public Health

Apr

02

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Last Chance to Register – Funding to attend Health Symposium for Public Librarians

Posted by on April 2nd, 2018 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging to attend the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium taking place at this year’s Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The Symposium will take place on May 22nd and 23rd. Stipends are offered… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Funding

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