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The following information is news from NLM’s Disaster Information Research Center (DIMRC) regarding the Novel Coronavirus. The WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee met last week and determined that the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak did not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) at that time. They continue to closely monitor the… Read More »
Already thinking about your library’s summer reading program? Well, so is the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) to add a healthy aspect to your library’s summer reading program. NNLM and CSLP partnership began in 2018 which resulted with the first program manual… Read More »
Family, friends, and co-workers schedule time to gather to celebrate the winter holidays. Often, alcohol is on the menu and it can be easy to drink more than usual. Unfortunately, this can put ourselves and others at risk whether a fight or traffic accident. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides some… Read More »
Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health
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 »
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 »