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Sep

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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

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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

Sep

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Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments

Answering health and medical reference questions can be challenging, as the questions are often sensitive in nature, are asked at what may be a crisis point in a patron’s life, and can involve technical material. Luckily, the RUSA Health and Medical Reference Guidelines were revised in 2015, and provide a basis for discussing best practices… Read More »

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

Jul

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Senior Health Information

Posted by on July 24th, 2017 0 comments

As many of you know, the NIH Senior Health website will be discontinued as of August 1. As unfortunate as it is to lose this great resource, other senior health information resources do exist. Not all of these are National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources but do provide an array of information pertaining to aging… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News from NLM, News From NN/LM PNR, Public Libraries

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