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Oct

18

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Did you Know that NLM Resources Can Add Value and Evidence to Your mHealth Apps?

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

  Did you know that a number of  systematic reviews of health-related mobile apps reveal they lack evidence-based content?  A major challenge to including evidence based content in apps is how to efficiently find accurate, credible, and vetted content.  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) houses the largest biomedical library in the world and provides… Read More »

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

Oct

17

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Using Diet Pills and Supplements Can Have Life Altering Effects

Posted by on October 17th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Did you know that an estimated 300,000 Massachusetts residents suffer from an eating disorder? This week Massachusetts lawmakers will consider steps to prevent those under 18 years old from having access diet pills and weight-loss supplements.   Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan along with three organizations working to help those with eating disorders,  STRIPED (Strategic Training… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources, Public Health

Oct

12

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Health in the Square

Posted by on October 12th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

This post is part of a series on NNLM NER’s funded projects.  In FY2016-2017, NNLM NER funded the Mason Square Branch of Springfield City Library (MA) for the Health In The Square project. Goals of this project included: strengthening community partnerships, providing healthy and nutritious food, and encouraging health literacy. The Mason Square Branch Library is… Read More »

Posted in: Funded Project, Public Health

Oct

10

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Diversity Includes the Differently-abled

Posted by on October 10th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

  “Inclusion Drives Innovation” is the theme of this year’s national awareness campaign about disabilities. The goal of highlighting October as National Disability Awareness Month is meant to draw our attention to the contributions made to the workplace, our communities and our families by people who have disabilities. To me, the word “disability” carries a… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Sep

22

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Learning about #SaferIsSexy

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

This week, I headed into Boston (MA) with my colleague Susan Halpin. We were scheduled to meet with Action for Boston Community Development. ABCD is an anti-poverty and community development organization founded in 1961, several years before the federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. ABCD serves over 100,000 clients, facilitating access to benefits that allow families… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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