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Feb

04

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Measles Outbreak in Washington State

Posted by on February 4th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Many of you are aware of the recent measles outbreak in Washington state and so it is of particular concern for the PNR region. The vast majority of these cases are in Clark county,  43 cases have been reported and 32 are children under the age of 10. Of those cases 37 had not been… Read More »

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

Nov

06

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TOMORROW/NOVEMBER 7! Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Women’s Health– Join Us!

Posted by on November 6th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

In case you haven’t heard, the NNLM’s second Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, focusing on Women’s Health, is happening tomorrow!  We really hope you will join us, as an editor, learner, observer, cheerleader, or whatever role fits for you.  (If you want to edit, be sure to sign up for a Wikipedia account if you don’t have one,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News from NNLM, News From NNLM PNR, Public Health, Technology, Training & Education

Oct

28

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Data Flash: RIP PubMed Health

Posted by on October 28th, 2018 2 comments Tags: , , , ,

This is not exactly a data post, but, the loss of a trusted source for clinical effectiveness research will have its effects on the dataverse.  PubMed Health is being discontinued as of this coming Wednesday.  As any of my colleagues can tell you, I’m taking the loss of PubMed Health hard– I loved showing it… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, Public Health

Sep

10

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STDs on the Rise

Posted by on September 10th, 2018 0 comments

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported the dramatic increase of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S.  In fact, for the fourth year in a row the numbers have continued to rise. Among the rise, specific sexually transmitted diseases include: gonorrhea has been diagnosed in 555,608 cases in preliminary 2017 data… Read More »

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

Aug

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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted by on August 28th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

September is National Preparedness Month and provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Health Observances, Public Health

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