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Oct

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Being Mortal

Posted by on October 1st, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

“I think I’m very uncomfortable with imperfection and in being fallible and how you live with your own imperfection,” says Atul Gawande. A little ironic, as he shared these words as part of his talk for the 99th Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality and Convocation at Harvard Divinity School held on September 6, at Sander’s Theatre… Read More »

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

Aug

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Words Matter

Posted by on August 31st, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Who do you think would receive the better medical care… an “abuser” or a person who suffers from “substance use disorder”? Nearly 21 million people in the US have a substance use disorder, however, just ten percent of that number actually get treatment. What keeps people from getting the help they need? The number one… Read More »

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

Aug

06

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Where do the French Go When Seeking Health and Medical Information?

Posted by on August 6th, 2018 1 comment

                                                  The inside of my elbow swelled up and it was burning and itching. Hardly, a medical emergency, but enough discomfort for me to seek out some treatment information.   I couldn’t… Read More »

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

Jun

04

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CNN Looks at the Best and Worst Cities for the Differently-abled

Posted by on June 4th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Kamau learns what it’s  like to be blind   She is a top model and has muscular dystrophy   Reducing Health Disparities Among VIPs and Other Minority Groups was the title of the NNLM NER funded grant project implemented by Visions Consulting in Year 1. Visually-impaired attorney, Liz Myska and business partner Jack Peacock are… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Funded Project, Patient Engagement

Mar

05

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Smiling Through Art

Posted by on March 5th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

The following blog post is written by one of our newest network members, Saba Shahid, the Chief Smiling Officer of The Art Cart, a creativity and movement program for people living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). As defined by MedlinePlus, PD is a type of movement disorder and occurs when nerve cells in the brain do… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Patient Engagement, Public Health

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