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Consumer Health Minute: What’s New “About MedlinePlus”

Posted by on December 9th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

As many of you know, MedlinePlus is the comprehensive consumer health information resource from the National Library of Medicine. It made its debut in 1998 with 22 health topics and had 116,000 hits by the end of its first month.  Take a look at more recent statistics: In 2018, 277 million users viewed MedlinePlus more… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News from NLM, News from NNLM

Nov

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National Rural Health Day – Mental Health

Posted by on November 15th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health created National Rural Health Day to celebrate the ongoing efforts and contributions of rural healthcare workers and organizations who work tirelessly to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services in rural communities. National Rural Health Day is observed each year on the… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances

Nov

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Consumer Health Minute: Family Health History

Posted by on November 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

In 2004 the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services with the U.S. Surgeon General’s office, launched the public health campaign, The U.S. Surgeon General’s Family Health History Initiative. This initiative highlighted the importance of knowing our family health history and its impact on our health. Knowing that many families gather during Thanksgiving, this initiative… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health

Oct

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National Medical Librarians Month: Katja Wolfe

Posted by on October 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

In honor of National Medical Librarians Month in October, we are featuring librarians in the PNR region who are medical/health sciences librarians as well as those who provide health information to their communities.  We are fortunate to have Katja Wolfe, from the Soldotna Public Library, be our guest blogger for the last post in this… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances, News from Network Members, News From NNLM PNR

Oct

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Consumer Health Minute: Health Insurance Literacy

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

It is almost that time of year. Yes, it is time to sign up or renew our health insurance. Many of us have been receiving notices at work regarding the time to review our health insurance and other work benefits. Often we feel unsure of the information we are reviewing. We have an idea of… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances, News from NNLM, News From NNLM PNR, Public Libraries, Training & Education

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