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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

Oct

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A Librarian can help in a crisis

Posted by on October 2nd, 2019 0 comments

From the earliest outbreaks of Bubonic plague many centuries ago, to recent outbreaks of Ebola, I started to think about the information resources people had when confronting these crises. There couldn’t have been much during the dark ages in Europe. As people faced overwhelming illness and mortality, if they turned to anyone at all it… Read More »

Posted in: Commentary, NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

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Resources You Can Use: Youth Emergency Preparedness

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

September is National Preparedness Month and there’s still time to save for an emergency, make and practice your plan, and get involved in community preparedness. This year, Week Three of Preparedness Month (September 15-21) is focused on Youth Preparedness.  Kids can be great ambassadors for preparedness and involving them in the planning process can improve… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, 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

Jul

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Sunscreen 101

Posted by on July 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

  New England’s rainy spring has finally turned into summer. This past July 4th brought a string of sunny and hot days with lots of time spent outside. As I took out my sunscreen and looked at the SPF rating of 55 I thought to myself that if anyone asked me to explain what SPF… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources, Public Health

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