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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

May

18

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2018 NACCHO Preparedness Summit Round-Up

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

The 2018 NACCHO Preparedness Summit (April 17-20, 2018-Atlanta, GA) was my first chance to tell people about the emergency preparedness resources available from NLM including DIMRC and MedlinePlus. Check out the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) to find resources for preparedness professionals, community organizations and the general public on preparing your community and your… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources, Public Health

Apr

28

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Everett Haitian Community Center hosts Panel Discussion

Posted by on April 28th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, I pulled my roll luggage into a church basement on the Everett/Chelsea line in Massachusetts. I had MedlinePlus materials, printouts from HealthReach, laptop, iPhone and my National Library of Medicine table cover. I heard the congregation singing in the chapel upstairs. Our Lady of Grace celebrates Mass in Haitian Creole on… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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