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“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 »
In response to the growing heroin epidemic in the United States, the National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services has created a portal to provide resources and information on prescribing, overdose, medication-assisted treatment, and recovery. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is defined as: “A primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation,… Read More »
My Dog is My Home is a multimedia project highlighting the importance of homeless people’s relationship with their pets. Researchers from the University of Washington and Wesleyan University focused on the relationships between humans and animals, what those relationships demonstrated and what solutions might address the needs of both. Their article, My Dog is My… Read More »
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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 »
The information below is from the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) “Long viewed as guardians of safe spaces for children, library staff members have begun taking on the role of first responder in drug overdoses,” CNN reported last week (“The opioid epidemic is so bad that librarians are learning how to treat overdoses,” by… Read More »