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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments

Gray and cloudy skies are not unusual in the Pacific Northwest. But, as the days become shorter and the dark starts setting in about mid-afternoon, it is easy to be less energized and feel more like hibernating. This is not unusual. However, for those who experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), other more intense symptoms may… Read More »

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Dec

06

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There’s an App for That!

Posted by on December 6th, 2017 0 comments

Do you keep track of your daily steps? Do you calculate your carbohydrate intake? Do you keep track of how much (or how little) you sleep? Are you using an app to keep track of your health or are you still trying to figure out which ones to use? The next PNR Rendezvous webinar session… Read More »

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

Dec

01

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Be Safe for the Holidays!

Posted by on December 1st, 2017 1 comment

The holiday season has arrived! It’s great time to be with family and friends and to enjoy the festivities. However, it doesn’t take much and suddenly things are not quite as merry as we would wish.  Several organizations and agencies provide some great tips to staying safe whether it is regarding food preparation, putting up… Read More »

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Nov

20

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Healthy Native Youth

Posted by on November 20th, 2017 0 comments

HealthyNativeYouth.org, produced in collaboration by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, provides resources for culturally-appropriate sexual health programs to AI/AN youth.  Stakeholders from adolescent health and Indian Country were consulted to build connections, offer input… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, K-12, Training & Education

Nov

15

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“Mistakes Were Made”

Posted by on November 15th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

“When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen.”  That’s the start of a recent article on NPR’s web site, citing a new study that found that levels of medication errors are rising, and that most mistakes were preventable.  The researchers used information from U.S. poison control centers, and looked only at errors that happened outside… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Health

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