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Apr

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Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Human Genome Project

Posted by on April 24th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

April 25th marks the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is commemorating this milestone and other genomic advances by showcasing 15 ways that genomics has transformed our world. From April 5 through April 25 you can learn about a new milestone in genomics that… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances

Jan

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22-28, 2018

Posted by on January 23rd, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens website (NIDA for Teens) provides information about drug use and the brain. Get the latest on how drugs affect the brain and body. Featuring videos, games, blog posts and more. Take a poll, read a blog post, and get ideas for activities to use with teens. There’s… Read More »

Posted in: Health Observances, K-12, Public Health, Training & Education

Nov

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Happy World Vegan Month!

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

It’s World Vegan Month, and as the PNR’s only vegan, I thought I would take the opportunity to post about this little known celebration.  It has always struck me as odd that World Vegan Month should fall during Thanksgiving, a holiday renown for the consumption of vast amounts of turkey and ham. But then again,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Observances, News From NNLM PNR

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

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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

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