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Sep

18

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Health Literacy is not a new topic for Americans

Posted by on September 18th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Health Literacy is not a new topic for Americans.  As a nation we have been adjusting to the latest developments on how to keep ourselves healthy for decades.  Whether that be following the national Food Pyramid to the updated “healthy plate” or changing our perspective of how we prevent illness as we age.  We follow… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Public Health

Sep

14

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National Preparedness Month: Resources You Can Use

Posted by on September 14th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

September is National Preparedness Month and there’s still time to make and practice your plan, learn life saving skills, check your coverage and save for an emergency. Week 1’s theme was Make and Practice Your Plan No one knows when an emergency will happen, but making and practicing your plan now will help you during… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Aug

31

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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 0 comments

                                                  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

Jul

11

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Stay Safe in Summer Heat

Posted by on July 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Summer is a great time to be outside going to the beach or community events, having fun.  But with heat waves happening more often and for longer stretches of time, it’s important to stay healthy by being prepared. Who is most at risk? The elderly, children, people with chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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