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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
Learning about a new health topic can be hard. It can feel overwhelming and impersonal. But Graphic Medicine can help. Graphic Medicine is comic books and graphic novels that tell personal stories of health and wellness. The visual format makes the information easier to understand and digest. By reading the author or illustrator’s personal story,… Read More »
Last week, I met with staff at the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (CEOC) for a MedlinePlus training. CEOC is an anti-poverty agency which seeks to “empower people and mobilize resources to fight poverty’s causes and impacts through education and organizing.” My goal was to share information about freely available health information resources for 1) personal staff use… Read More »
Posted in: Trainings
The first week in November, I felt a tickle in my throat. Within twenty-four hours, this developed into a full-fledged head cold. Fever, sore throat, stuffy nose. Misery. As the symptoms dragged on, I found myself wanting a miracle cure. As the article suggests, I learned that the miracle cure is rest, plenty of fluids… Read More »