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Jan

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NLM and Government Resources for Locating Health Services and Organizations

Posted by on January 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: Do you often need help finding local health services?  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers a curated list of links to online directories, to help you locate libraries, health professionals, services, and facilities close to you. At MedlinePlus, you can browse a list of directories organized under… Read More »

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

Jan

19

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Glossaries at SIS: Terminology for HIV/AIDS, Disasters, Toxicology and More

Posted by on January 19th, 2017 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations branch: Whenever you learn about a new health topic, you’ll need to become familiar with a new set of terms related to the topic, which is when a glossary may come in handy. Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine provides access to glossaries covering a range of… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Health Professionals, K-12, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health

Jan

09

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#Glaucoma Awareness Month: Resources from NLM

Posted by on January 9th, 2017 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and the Glaucoma Research Foundation estimates that more than 3 million people in the US are affected by the condition.  According to MedlinePlus, Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve, and it is a leading cause… Read More »

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

Dec

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Flu Shot Resources from NLM

Posted by on December 7th, 2016 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: The flu, also called influenza, is a potentially serious respiratory infection caused by a number of viruses, and getting the flu vaccination every year is the best way to lower your chance of getting the flu and spreading it to others.  National Influenza Vaccination Week 2016 is… Read More »

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

Nov

23

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Resources for Hospice Palliative Care

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: Hospice care is end-of-life care provided by healthcare professionals and volunteers who give medical, psychological, and spiritual support to the terminally ill, while palliative care is treatment of the discomfort, symptoms, and stress of serious illness. Hospice care always included palliative care. November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month,… Read More »

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

Nov

17

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Request for Participation: NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey

Posted by on November 17th, 2016 0 comments

Are you a family caregiver, or do you know or work with family caregivers?  Take the NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey, and help National Library of Medicine to identify the kinds of health information most needed by family caregivers and the best ways to share this information. The survey can be accessed at the… Read More »

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

Nov

10

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#FindCareInfo Twitter Chat

Posted by on November 10th, 2016 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: November is National Family Caregivers Month, and you can attend the #FindCareInfo Twitter chat on November 16, 2016, 1-2 pm ET to raise awareness about the often overlooked health information needs of family caregivers.  The Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine is hosting… Read More »

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

Nov

08

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Upcoming NN/LM Resource Picks Webinar: AIDSource and AIDSinfo

Posted by on November 8th, 2016 0 comments

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:00 pm ET Registration is required. More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Having access to quality, current information is vital in helping to improve the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Join us to learn more about two great information resources –… Read More »

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

Nov

03

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Asian American Health Portal to be Retired

Posted by on November 3rd, 2016 0 comments

From the  National Library of Medicine: To concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials, NLM will be retiring the Asian American Health portal on November 21, 2016. Please use HealthReach for patient education materials in multiple languages, and for provider materials for those working with diverse lingual communities. In 2017, the HealthReach team… Read More »

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

Oct

27

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Go4Life Partner Webinar

Posted by on October 27th, 2016 0 comments

Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities When: November 9, 2016, 1:00 PM ET Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are now living longer than ever before. Advances in national and family social supports and improvements in healthcare have enabled individuals with IDD to lead healthier and more productive… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Public Health

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