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Oct

16

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Health Literacy – A Universal Precautions Approach

Posted by on October 16th, 2017 0 comments

Part 3 of our Health Literacy Month series — Universal Precautions is a concept in medicine aimed at preventing the transmission of bloodborne infections. The idea is to assume infection could be present and take the needed precautions at all times. These steps are incorporated into the objectives of a program and made a part… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances

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

11

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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

Jul

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National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted by on July 7th, 2017 0 comments

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and  great time to educate about the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages. National Immunization Awareness Month is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), and is an opportunity for communities to promote understanding about the role of vaccination in preventing diseases, which can be… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances, Public Health

May

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May is Older Americans Month

Posted by on May 1st, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances, Public Libraries

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