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Feb

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Health Information for All: Language Resources

Posted by on February 22nd, 2021 0 comments

According to the US Census Bureau 22% of people in the US 5 years or older speak a language other than English at home and 8.2% speak English “less than very well”. In the Northeast, those percentages are slightly higher than the national average at 23.7% and 9.4% respectively. But what does that have to… Read More »

Posted in: Blog

Dec

21

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The Past and Understanding the Present: NLM’s History of Medicine Division

Posted by on December 21st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

We talk a lot about resources like MedlinePlus or PubMed, but one of the things we don’t talk about as much is the fact that the National Library of Medicine is a physical library that includes a large collection of historical documents, records and more.  And these resources are available to the public through the… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources

Nov

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Getting the Most from NNLM: Public Health Part 3

Posted by on November 16th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

In November, 2019 and February, 2020, I wrote about NLM and NNLM resources that our public health partners often find particularly useful in their work. Since then, ongoing streamlining has moved, retired and reorganized some of the resources previously discussed in this series. So what’s new for our public health partners? HealthReach and Genetics Home… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Oct

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Meet Our Virtual Interns!

Posted by on October 16th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

This fall, NER and MAR are jointly hosting two virtual MLIS student interns from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT, Bennie Finch and Jacqueline Fonseca-Ramos. We are thrilled to have them working with us on several exciting projects and learning about NNLM, NLM, and health sciences librarianship! They have each written a brief… Read More »

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Sep

21

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Graphic Medicine and Emergency Preparedness

Posted by on September 21st, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

September is National Preparedness Month! How can graphic medicine help with emergency preparedness, response and recovery? Graphic Medicine is comic books and graphic novels that cover topics of health and wellness.  The visual format makes the information easier to understand and digest.  By reading a personal, non-fiction story, we can learn about issues we may not… Read More »

Posted in: Graphic Medicine

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