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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

14

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Posted by on September 14th, 2017 0 comments

It’s a fact, many Americans are overweight, including our children. Childhood obesity continues to be spotlighted in the news whether as a statistic, a campaign to reduce the rates, or recent research. Many factors contribute to childhood obesity such as increased screen time, family lifestyle, and certain economic or social issues. It’s a constant struggle… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances


Sep

12

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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


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