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May

18

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NLM Resources for Physical Fitness

Posted by on May 18th, 2017 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: May 2017 is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and public health professionals can find online health resources about exercise and fitness for all types of populations through National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institute of Health (NIH) websites: Resources for the General Public: Find resources for exercise and… Read More »

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

May

16

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Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Posted by on May 16th, 2017 0 comments

A new toolkit is available from the department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), for consumers who want information about the role of medications in treating opioid use disorder. The included materials can also be useful to anyone providing treatment, health care, or recovery support services as… Read More »

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May

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NLM Resources on Opioid Abuse

Posted by on May 10th, 2017 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: An estimated 1.9 million people in the US have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder.  The NIH MedlinePlus Magazine gives an overview to help readers understand the opioid overdose epidemic, and the statistics are staggering.  In 2014 alone, more than 28,000… Read More »

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

May

08

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Website Redesign for AIDSinfo

Posted by on May 8th, 2017 0 comments

AIDSinfo has been redesigned! The website was recently updated to incorporate a new design and improved navigation. The major enhancements include the following: Reorganized patient education materials: all of the patient education materials are now located in a new Understanding HIV/AIDS section of the website. Patient education materials include fact sheets, infographics, an HIV/AIDS glossary,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, News from NLM/NIH

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

18

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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

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