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Jan

03

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Health Education And Literacy – The HEAL Project

Posted by on January 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

This week’s blog post was written by Dr. Traci Alberti, the Co-PI of an NER Year 4 Grant Funded Project – “Health Literacy and Health Information Resource Education in the Lawrence, Massachusetts Community.” Limitations in health literacy are associated with ineffective care, poor compliance, increased use of health services, worse health status and even death…. Read More »

Posted in: Funded Project, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Dec

03

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NER Funded Grant Project – HPV Educational Interventions in American Indian Populations

Posted by on December 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

The following blog post is about a current NER-funded grant project. The post was written by the Team Maureen organization, Dr. Allesandro Villa, Lisa Bennett Johnson and Kelly Welch. No one should die of an HPV-related cancer. Dr. Alessandro Villa from the Division of Oral Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard School of… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Funded Project, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Nov

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NER Funded Grant – YWCA Women’s Breast and Cervical Health Educational Outreach Program

Posted by on November 4th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

  The following blog post was written by Alfee Westgroves. Alfee is the Women’s Health Specialist overseeing the 2019 NNLM NER Community Engagement grant awarded to the YWCA of Central Massachusetts.  We know that women of color may be most comfortable exclusively in each other’s presence, particularly when confronting their own vulnerability. We also know… Read More »

Posted in: Funded Project, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Oct

04

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Keeping Up with the Facts Related to Lung Illnesses from E-cigarettes and Vaping

Posted by on October 4th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

                              My adult kids vape. Neither ever smoked cigarettes.  Until very recently, I honestly thought, “I have got better things to worry about.” Well, I was wrong. For a health professional who educates others about substance use and addiction, I was… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources, Public Health

Aug

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World Breastfeeding Week

Posted by on August 5th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

  The World Health Organization has named the first week of August as World Breastfeeding Week! You can read lots of important health information about breastfeeding on Twitter using #WorldBreastfeedingWeek. Most of us know that health professionals recommend that babies be breastfed for the first 6 months, if possible. Initially, breastfeeding may require a little… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

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