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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

18

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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

11

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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

05

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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

27

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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

01

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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 »

Posted in: Consumer Health

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 »

Posted in: Consumer Health

May

10

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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

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