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May

03

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Updated Information Guides for Hurricanes and Floods

Posted by on May 3rd, 2017 0 comments

From the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC): Hurricane Preparedness Week is approaching (May 7–13), and the stormy weather this week is getting a head start!  To help you prepare and respond with authoritative health information resources, we recently updated our Information Guides for hurricanes and floods.  You can embed the content from either of… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education

Apr

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Resources for IBS Awareness Month

Posted by on April 18th, 2017 0 comments

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month. IBS is fairly common, though there are no specific tests for it, nor is there an exact cause. If you are looking to learn more about IBS, or promote information to help spread awareness, check out these resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Public Health

Apr

13

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Resources for Diverse Populations for Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted by on April 13th, 2017 0 comments

From the Specialized Information Services (SIS) Outreach and Special Populations branch: Many Americans drink occasionally, and moderate drinking is probably safe for many people.  However, some people should not drink at all, including alcoholics, children, pregnant women, people taking certain medicines, and people with certain medical conditions.  April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and health professionals can… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, News from NLM/NIH, Outreach, Public Health

Apr

07

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Over Diagnosis – Why Too Many Lab Tests are Bad for Your Health

Posted by on April 7th, 2017 0 comments

Join the South Central Region (SCR) for this upcoming webinar on Wednesday, April 12 at 12:00 PM ET. Over diagnosis is an emerging concern among health care providers since it leads to unnecessary and potentially harmful over treatment. Over diagnosis occurs when people receive treatment for a disease or condition that won’t cause them symptoms… Read More »

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

Mar

24

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ChooseMyPlate for National Nutrition Month

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments

March is National Nutrition Month! Did you know the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has an entire website dedicated to healthy eating? Here are just a few of the awesome resources you can find on ChooseMyPlate.gov: Explore the food groups – learn about all of the food groups, including why we need them, where you… Read More »

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

Mar

22

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New Member Services Open House

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017 0 comments

Are you new to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) or looking for a refresher on the many services the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) offers its members? Join MAR coordinators Lydia Collins and Elaina Vitale for this one-hour open house webinar! April 20, 2017, 1:00-2:00 PM ET Details and Registration Attendees can expect… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Funding, Health Professionals, In the Region, Outreach, Public Health

Mar

17

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Poison Prevention Week

Posted by on March 17th, 2017 0 comments

National Poison Prevention week is just around the corner, March 19-25. What can you do to help your colleagues, patients, or community members become educated about exposure to poison? Does your organization’s emergency plan include steps for poison prevention? Poison Help from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has a wealth of programs and… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Health Professionals, Outreach, Public Health

Mar

15

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Resources on Kidney Health

Posted by on March 15th, 2017 0 comments

“Did you know? Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. Almost half of people starting dialysis have kidney failure caused by diabetes. Diabetes can damage your kidneys. This damage can happen over many years, without you feeling it. But, even if you have diabetes, you can take steps to help keep your kidneys healthy.”… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Public Health

Mar

13

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Patient Safety Awareness Week

Posted by on March 13th, 2017 0 comments

It’s Patient Safety Awareness week, March 12-18. Whether you are a health care professional or a health care consumer, patient safety is an important topic to consider when it comes to health information. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), consumers can help prevent medical errors for themselves and their loved ones by: Speaking… Read More »

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

Mar

07

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Apply for Funding Today!

Posted by on March 7th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), invites applications for projects beginning May 14, 2017 and ending April 30, 2018. Five award types are available for outreach projects that: Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use biomedical and health information in practice and for patient education;… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Evaluation, Exhibits, Funding, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach, Public Health, Technology, Technology and Libraries

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