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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

Aug

11

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Opiate Addiction and Treatment Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Posted by on August 11th, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: News from NLM, Public Health

Jul

13

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The Bond Between Homeless People and Their Pets

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Public Health

Jul

07

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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

Jun

27

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Librarians Respond to the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: News from NLM, Public Health, Public Libraries

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