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Online Health Newsletters, Reports, and Magazines with Current Health News

Posted by on September 19th, 2017

Many government health organizations release quarterly or monthly consumer health publications, freely available online, with articles on current important health topics, tips for staying healthy, and even interviews with famous public figures sharing their health stories. For example, check out these four online publications: NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine: This quarterly magazine from the National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources

Sep

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ALA Libraries Transform Health Literacy Toolkit Now Available!

Posted by on September 12th, 2017

Health Literacy Month is coming up in October, and ALA’s Public Awareness Office has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) on a pilot program to create a Libraries Transform toolkit for showcasing the many ways libraries promote health literacy in their communities. The free toolkit includes health literacy data, key messages… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Literacy

Sep

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NLM Resources in Multiple Languages for National Suicide Prevention Week

Posted by on September 12th, 2017

According to MedlinePlus, suicide is the tenth most common cause of death in the United States. National Suicide Prevention Week is September 10-16, and the National Library of Medicine offers patient resources in multiple languages to assist with suicide prevention. Check HealthReach for multilingual documents, audio, and video related to suicide awareness and prevention, such… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Events, Health Literacy, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources

Sep

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National Preparedness Month and NLM Disaster Resources

Posted by on September 8th, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month, with the overarching theme, Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can. As hurricane season continues, Hurricane Harvey recovery is overlapping with Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia. Meanwhile, wildfires are raging in the western US, and an earthquake just struck Mexico. The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, DOCLINE, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Events, NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted by on September 1st, 2017

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and the National Library of Medicine provides access to health information for patients in multiple languages about prostate cancer and the importance of prostate cancer screening. Find multilingual prostate cancer resources on MedlinePlus and HealthReach: English and Spanish-Language MedlinePlus Resources: MedlinePlus provides Health Topics pages on prostate cancer and… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Events, Health Literacy, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Public Health

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