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Aug

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Back to School

Posted by on August 10th, 2017 0 comments

It’s almost time for K-12 students to head back to class! Parents, educators, and health professionals are gearing up in the month of August for a wide variety of activities surrounding the beginning of a new school year. Check out these health information topics and resources to assist your community in Back-t0-School preparations. Whole School,… Read More »

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

Aug

08

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Resources for National Breastfeeding Month

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments

August is National Breastfeeding Month. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) support and maintain many diverse resources surrounding breastfeeding and lactation topics, to help new mothers learn about the benefits and potential risks involved in breastfeeding their babies. Below are just a few resources to get started. Looking for… Read More »

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

Aug

07

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Opioid Addiction Crisis Webinar Series

Posted by on August 7th, 2017 0 comments

The department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), is offering a webinar series for faith and community leaders on the current opioid addiction crisis. Understanding the Opioid Crisis: What’s at… Read More »

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

Jul

20

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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

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

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

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