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Resources for National Breastfeeding Month

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 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 surrounding 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 for… Read More »

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

Aug

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Opioid Addiction Crisis Webinar Series

Posted by on August 7th, 2017 0 comments

The department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), is offering a webinar series for faith and community leaders on the current opioid addiction crisis. Understanding the Opioid Crisis: What’s at… Read More »

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

Jul

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NIH Summit on Caregiving

Posted by on July 31st, 2017 0 comments

On August 7-8, 2017, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and partners will convene a Summit, The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The summit will provide perspectives across the spectrum of caregiving, including the importance of caregiving across the lifespan as well as current and future directions for… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, News from NLM/NIH

Jul

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Upcoming Classes for Consumer Health Information Specialization

Posted by on July 26th, 2017 0 comments

Register today for these upcoming NNLM courses, approved by the Medical Library Association for the Consumer Health Information Specialization program! The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) will help you keep current in the consumer health information field and obtain an additional, recognized level of expertise. MLA hours earned through the CHIS program may be used… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education

Jul

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Substance Use Disorders Webinar Series

Posted by on July 20th, 2017 0 comments

Register today for this 4-part webinar series, sponsored by NER! Participants may attend any or all sessions in the series. Each webinar has a specific focus within the substance use disorder field, and will provide a professional perspective that combines research and/or evidence-based information, along with personal experience to further understanding of the opioid health… Read More »

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

Jul

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Resources for Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Posted by on July 18th, 2017 1 comment

From the Outreach and Special Populations division: The American College of Rheumatology estimates that around 300,000 children in the US have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, a condition that causes joint swelling, pain, stiffness, and loss of motion. July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, and public health professionals can find a number of resources from the National… Read More »

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

Jul

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NIHSeniorHealth to be Retired in August

Posted by on July 11th, 2017 0 comments

The website NIHSeniorHealth.gov, launched in 2003 by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to provide evidence-based health information for older adults in an easy-to-read format, will be retired on August 1, 2017.  Beginning August 1, 2017, NIHSeniorHealth.gov will redirect visitors to the Health and Aging section of NIA Web site. Additional reliable health resources for… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, News from NLM/NIH

Jul

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Obesity Prevention Resources for Special Populations

Posted by on July 5th, 2017 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: Obesity is a major health issue in the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer some alarming facts about obesity in both adults and children in the US: Obesity affects about 1 in 6 children in the US. More than 1/3 of US… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Public Health

Jun

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Independence Day Tips

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Independence Day is almost here, which means many communities are preparing for a long weekend of outdoor activities, cookouts, and fireworks to celebrate. Health and safety are especially important in maximizing holiday fun, so check out these tips to include in your Fourth of July planning! Wear sunglasses outdoors – sunglasses are a great fashion… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, K-12

Jun

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Men’s Health Month

Posted by on June 1st, 2017 0 comments

June is Men’s Health Month! Below are some wonderful resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to help you learn and spread awareness about men’s health issues. Men’s Health from MedlinePlus – get started on men’s health topics with NLM’s premiere consumer health resource. Available in English and Spanish. menshealthmonth.org… Read More »

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