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Last month’s Consumer Health Minute focused on health reference. Providing any type of health information services can feel a little intimidating but that doesn’t have to be the case. Learning more about various health resources and services can help prepare you and your staff to feel more knowledgeable and confident. The National Network of Libraries… Read More »
Unless you are a consumer health librarian you may not be as familiar with addressing health reference questions. It’s OK if you don’t feel comfortable and a little uncertain how to answer questions regarding medication, a health condition, or a specific diet. You don’t have to know the answers. Like many of the topics your… Read More »
The following information was sent by the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). Please continue to refer to the National Library of Medicine for updates on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). For Continuity of Operations planning, businesses and libraries may want to review these resources: On February 12, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control… Read More »
The recent coronavirus outbreak has dominated the news and may be a topic of concern in your communities. People in your community may be coming to your library for reliable health information. Here are some resources to consider posting on your website, social media, and handouts. MedlinePlus includes: Coronavirus Infections health topic page with information… Read More »
The following update regarding Coronavirus information is from the National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Research Center (DIMRC) Information available from the National Library of Medicine on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is highlighted on the NLM homepage. This section continues to be updated as new information becomes available. Most recent updates include: Clinical studies related to the… Read More »