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Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit

Posted by on September 18th, 2017 0 comments

Many Americans remain unable to understand how to take their medication, use a web browser rather than a trusted website for finding health information, or do not believe the importance of disease prevention efforts due to misinformation they’ve heard or seen. Poor health and poor health outcomes have often been linked to low rates of… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News from NNLM, Public Libraries

Sep

14

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Posted by on September 14th, 2017 0 comments

It’s a fact, many Americans are overweight, including our children. Childhood obesity continues to be spotlighted in the news whether as a statistic, a campaign to reduce the rates, or recent research. Many factors contribute to childhood obesity such as increased screen time, family lifestyle, and certain economic or social issues. It’s a constant struggle… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances

Sep

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Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments

Answering health and medical reference questions can be challenging, as the questions are often sensitive in nature, are asked at what may be a crisis point in a patron’s life, and can involve technical material. Luckily, the RUSA Health and Medical Reference Guidelines were revised in 2015, and provide a basis for discussing best practices… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Libraries, Training & Education

Sep

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Suicide Prevention Week

Posted by on September 11th, 2017 0 comments

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 10-16. Suicide is a tragedy that touches the lives of many families. Each year 44,193 Americans die by suicide. See the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention‘s website for ideas on what you can do: Find a walk near you, advocate for suicide prevention, share on social media, take care… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances

Aug

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Solar Eclipse Safety

Posted by on August 14th, 2017 0 comments

Everyone is gearing up for the big solar eclipse happening August 21. Many libraries have been gathering information as well as planning activities and programs for their communities. Why the hoopla?! Well, last time the United States experienced a total solar eclipse was in 1991 in Hawaii.  And  it was in 1979 that the contiguous… Read More »

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