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Jan

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It’s Not Too Late to Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2018!

Posted by on January 9th, 2018 0 comments

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® to be held January 22-28, 2018 links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse… Read More »

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

Dec

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Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments

Posted by on December 11th, 2017 0 comments

In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, K-12, Public Health

Dec

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Upcoming NNLM Webinars for Public Health

Posted by on December 5th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website offers free professional development opportunities each month for public health professionals and librarians. During December 2017, attend free NNLM webinars related to high reliability in healthcare organizations, community response to substance misuse, apps related to consumer health, and how to search ClinicalTrials.gov: Today! Moving Towards High Reliability in… Read More »

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

Dec

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NLM, NNLM, and the NIH All of Us Research Program

Posted by on December 4th, 2017 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: NIH’s All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have teamed up to raise awareness about the program, a landmark effort to advance precision medicine. Through this collaboration, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine has received a $4.5 million award to support community engagement… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, Consumer Health, Education, Funding, Health Professionals, In the Region, News from NLM/NIH, Outreach, Public Health

Nov

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HIV/AIDS Information Resources Online Course

Posted by on November 29th, 2017 0 comments

The HIV/AIDS Information Resources from the National Library of Medicine online course is designed to provide valuable health information resources from NLM and other reliable sources to increase awareness of the abundance of treatment information and educational materials that are available online. This free, 30-minute course can be accessed at any time and will cover… Read More »

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

Nov

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Resources for World AIDS Day

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

For World AIDS Day on Friday, December 1st, share educational materials in multiple languages about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and living with the condition.  Health professionals can find multilingual HIV/AIDS patient materials on HealthReach, a website created by the National Library of Medicine that offers reliable health information in many languages and formats.  Share the eight-part HIV/AIDS… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, News from NLM/NIH, Outreach, Public Health

Nov

13

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Health Information in American Sign Language & More

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

The Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers reliable links to help health professionals learn how to serve culturally diverse populations.  The page covers topics like: Cultural competency Health literacy Limited English proficiency Data related to minority health and health disparities Funding opportunities related to minority health and health… Read More »

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

Nov

08

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Online Events for Rural Health Week

Posted by on November 8th, 2017 0 comments

In 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) created National Rural Health Day (NRHD) as a way to applaud the ongoing efforts, contributions, and collaborations occurring in rural communities to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services. In the past six years, the Federal Office of Rural… Read More »

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

Nov

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New Resources for the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on November 7th, 2017 0 comments

Opiates are chemicals that come from the poppy flower. A synthetic form, opioids, are used in medications. On October 26, 2017, Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid crisis. A public health emergency declaration lasts for 90 days and can be extended. Recently… Read More »

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

Oct

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One Health Day

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

International One Health Day is celebrated every year on November 3. The goal of One Health Day is to build the cultural will necessary to see change in how planetary health challenges are assessed and addressed. One Health Day will bring global attention to the need for One Health interactions and allow the world to ‘see them in action’.  The One… Read More »

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

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