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Jun

08

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Healthy People 2030 Development: An Informational Webinar

Posted by on June 8th, 2017 0 comments

Every decade, the Healthy People initiative develops a new set of science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People establishes benchmarks and monitors progress over time in order to encourage collaborations across communities and sectors, empower individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of prevention activities. Join… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Public Health

May

23

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Public Health Digital Library Quick Starter Course #1

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

New from the National Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO) comes this course for NNLM Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) subscribers! June 2, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Details and Registration This course is meant to instruct new and current users of the Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) how to access the full-text articles available from the 230+… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Public Health

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

Apr

03

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Twitter Chats for Minority Health Month

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments

April is National Minority Health Month. This year the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) have organized some amazing online events to help spread awareness of health disparities, and open discussions about minority health issues. Not sure where to start when… Read More »

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

Mar

29

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Apply now: NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Professions Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, Health Professionals, Outreach, 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

Mar

17

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Poison Prevention Week

Posted by on March 17th, 2017 0 comments

National Poison Prevention week is just around the corner, March 19-25. What can you do to help your colleagues, patients, or community members become educated about exposure to poison? Does your organization’s emergency plan include steps for poison prevention? Poison Help from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has a wealth of programs and… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Health Professionals, Outreach, Public Health

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