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According to the Census Bureau, about 60 million people live in rural America. That’s about 1 in 5 people. Of the eight regions of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), the Pacific Northwest Region encompasses the largest land mass but with the smallest population. A large percentage of the region is designated… Read More »
Books clubs are opportunities to not only read good books, but they also offer engagement with other book lovers to discuss important topics whether about families, politics, society, and health. The NNLM Reading Club offers your library or organization selected titles regarding health focused topics. Though we cannot ship these items to you during the… Read More »
Father’s Day is June 21 and many will be celebrating the fathers and sons in their families. June is also Men’s Health Month and is a great time to highlight the importance of health and wellness of the men in your community. Men tend to put off preventative health measures such as regular check-ups as… Read More »
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought widespread stress and uncertainty which may take a toll on our mental health. What an appropriate time to recognize May as Mental Health Month. The NNLM Reading Club features three books to spark a book club discussion on different facets of mental health. On our Mental Health Resources page, you’ll… Read More »
Good nutrition, combined with physical activity, can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and promote your overall health. Unfortunately, social factors such as poverty or inadequate food options may lead to obesity, malnourishment, and poor health. National Nutrition Month®, recognized each year during the month of March,… Read More »
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