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One of the more exciting recent trends in communicating about health care and medicine is that of “graphic medicine”. As Dr. Ian Williams, who coined the phrase, writes: “It has long been known that comics are “not just for kids”… comics and graphic novels [can] be used as a resource for health professionals, playing… Read More »
The following is news from the NIH/NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. NIH MedlinePlus magazine has an… Read More »
The theme for the 2017 Older Americans Month is “Age Out Loud”. Originally called Senior Citizens Month when established in 1963 by President Kennedy, only about 17 million Americans had reached age 65. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 2014 the number of Americans age 65 or older was 46.2 million and… Read More »
National DNA Day is today, April 25. It is a time for teachers, students, and the public to celebrate the achievements of the completion of the Human Genome Project and the discovery of the DNA double helix as well as a time to learn more about genetics and genomics. It was on this day in… Read More »
March is National Nutrition Month and your libraries or organizations might wish to incorporate programs and services and links to information in the communities you serve. Here are some resources which provide not only nutritional information but but tip sheets, videos, lesson plans and more to help encourage healthier communities. National Nutrition Month® Put Your Best Fork… Read More »