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Knowing your family’s health history paints a picture of potential health problems from one generation to the next. This knowledge is a powerful tool for early detection or prevention of diseases you may be at risk for. Want to learn how to find and share your family health history with your doctor? Let National… Read More »
In honor of National Medical Librarians Month in October, we are featuring librarians in the PNR region who are medical/health sciences librarians as well as those who provide health information to their communities. We are fortunate to have Katja Wolfe, from the Soldotna Public Library, be our guest blogger for the last post in this… Read More »
The NNLM Community Engagement Center is organizing a community of Practice for library staff who are providing consumer health information, programs and services as well as for others who are doing similar work. We invite you to participate in a short, three question needs assessment survey in order to help us structure the community of practice… Read More »
It is almost that time of year. Yes, it is time to sign up or renew our health insurance. Many of us have been receiving notices at work regarding the time to review our health insurance and other work benefits. Often we feel unsure of the information we are reviewing. We have an idea of… Read More »
Because it can be challenging to find a compatible health provider, choose health insurance coverage, or understand medical terms, organizations have been observing October as Health Literacy Month since 1999. It is a time to bring attention to the importance of making health information easy to understand and making the health care system easier to… Read More »