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Nov

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Upcoming NN/LM Resource Picks Webinar: AIDSource and AIDSinfo

Posted by on November 8th, 2016 0 comments

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:00 pm ET Registration is required. More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Having access to quality, current information is vital in helping to improve the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Join us to learn more about two great information resources –… Read More »

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

Nov

03

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Updated “ToxTutor” Toxicology Tutorial

Posted by on November 3rd, 2016 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated its online toxicology tutorial, ToxTutor. ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology. For almost 20 years, students and others have used ToxTutor to explore the fundamental principles of toxicology. Written in plain language and including helpful illustrations,… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Health Professionals, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health

Nov

03

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Asian American Health Portal to be Retired

Posted by on November 3rd, 2016 0 comments

From the  National Library of Medicine: To concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials, NLM will be retiring the Asian American Health portal on November 21, 2016. Please use HealthReach for patient education materials in multiple languages, and for provider materials for those working with diverse lingual communities. In 2017, the HealthReach team… Read More »

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

Oct

27

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Go4Life Partner Webinar

Posted by on October 27th, 2016 0 comments

Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities When: November 9, 2016, 1:00 PM ET Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are now living longer than ever before. Advances in national and family social supports and improvements in healthcare have enabled individuals with IDD to lead healthier and more productive… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Public Health

Oct

26

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Finding Health Twitter Chats

Posted by on October 26th, 2016 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: Twitter chats are a great way for healthcare professionals to learn about resources related to specific health topics, raise public awareness of heath issues, and share their organization’s resources with other professionals and the general public.  During a Twitter chat, one or more accounts hosting the chat… Read More »

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

Oct

25

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New Class: Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources

Posted by on October 25th, 2016 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is pleased to announce a new class available from the Pacific Northwest Region: Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources. This class will provide an introduction to developmental disabilities, tools to evaluate quality websites and learn about NLM resources to answer health related needs, caregiver information, ideas… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Health Professionals, Public Health

Oct

20

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NLM Resources to Prevent Domestic Violence

Posted by on October 20th, 2016 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: Domestic violence is a form of abuse that often involves a spouse or partner, but it can also be directed towards a child, older adult, or other family member. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the National Library of Medicine has domestic violence prevention resources available for the… Read More »

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

Oct

17

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Health Education Week

Posted by on October 17th, 2016 0 comments

October 17-21 is National Health Education Week. Sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), National Health Education Week brings, “attention to public health issues and promotes consumers’ understanding of the role of health education and health promotion in society. ” Visit the SOPHE page on this initiative to download a promotional toolkit, which… Read More »

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

Oct

07

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5 Types of Information on Breast Cancer from NLM

Posted by on October 7th, 2016 0 comments

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: Breast cancer is a dangerous disease which impacts one in eight women sometime during their lives.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the National Library of Medicine has a wide variety of reliable breast cancer information available, ranging from genetic information to multilingual resources.  NLM has… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, Public Health

Sep

30

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Resources from NLM on Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on September 30th, 2016 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: More than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease, a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills.  September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and the National Library of Medicine provides online resources for all types of populations to learn about diagnosis, prevention, and treatments for the… Read More »

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

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