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Dec

06

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There’s an App for That!

Posted by on December 6th, 2017 0 comments

Do you keep track of your daily steps? Do you calculate your carbohydrate intake? Do you keep track of how much (or how little) you sleep? Are you using an app to keep track of your health or are you still trying to figure out which ones to use? The next PNR Rendezvous webinar session… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Libraries, Technology, Training & Education

Oct

30

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NNLM and PLA partner for health with a pre-conference session at PLA 2018, stipend available

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA) are partnering to bring health and wellness to the library. This new nationwide initiative will assess the health information needs of public libraries and provide opportunities for public library staff to increase their knowledge and confidence regarding consumer health services and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News from NNLM, Public Libraries, Training & Education

Sep

25

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#OpioidAwareChat

Posted by on September 25th, 2017 0 comments

In 2015 there were 33,091 opioid-related deaths in the US. Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. ER visits and opioid overdose-related deaths have more than quadrupled in the last 15 years. September is National Recovery Month. Join us this Friday for a Twitter chat hosted by the National Institutes of… Read More »

Posted in: News from NLM, Public Libraries

Sep

20

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“Words Have Power. Read a Banned Book.”

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

What does the banning or challenging of books tell us about our society? Banned or challenged books are often books that reflect the diversity of our world. In 2015, of the 10 most challenged books, 9 of them “…contained diverse content.”  Many of these books are authored by and/or contain people of color, people who… Read More »

Posted in: K-12, Public Libraries

Sep

18

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Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit

Posted by on September 18th, 2017 0 comments

Many Americans remain unable to understand how to take their medication, use a web browser rather than a trusted website for finding health information, or do not believe the importance of disease prevention efforts due to misinformation they’ve heard or seen. Poor health and poor health outcomes have often been linked to low rates of… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News from NNLM, Public Libraries

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