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Jun

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Graphic Medicine and the Immigrant Experience

Posted by on June 14th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

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 have experienced personally.  These stories can also help us feel less alone in our own… Read More »

Posted in: Graphic Medicine

May

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Know Your Resources: Hepatitis Awareness Month

Posted by on May 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States.  Take the time to learn more about hepatitis and the resources you can use all year round to support education and prevention. What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is swelling, and inflammation of the liver caused by immune cells attacking the liver, liver damage from alcohol or poison,… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Apr

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Resource Round-Up: New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon

Posted by on April 22nd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

As part of NNLM NER’s ongoing commitment to supporting the integration and expansion of graphic medicine in the outreach work of our partners, NER hosted the very well received New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon on April 10. If you couldn’t attend or want a refresher on some of the resources presented, check out the links… Read More »

Posted in: Graphic Medicine

Mar

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Funded Project: HAMA Reaching Haitian Communities with Health Information

Posted by on March 14th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The following blog post was written by Brenda Lormil, a recent recipient of NNLM NER grant funding. Brenda shares the work she and her team are doing to connect Haitian community members across Massachusetts to primary care and health resources in Haitian Creole. From May to October of 2018, Haitian American Medical Association (HAMA) had… Read More »

Posted in: Funded Project, Patient Engagement

Feb

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Know Your Resources: Heart Health

Posted by on February 17th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

February is American Heart Month, and you might have seen heart health information from all kinds of sources on social media.  But once Heart Month has passed, where do you turn if you need to find information about keeping your heart healthy?  Or learn what it means if your doctor orders an EKG? Or learn… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources, Public Health

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