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NLM Resources for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, May 2017

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

May 2017 is¬†National Physical Fitness and Sports Month¬†and public health professionals can find online health resources about exercise and fitness for all types of populations through National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) websites: Resources for the General Public: Find resources for exercise and physical fitness on MedlinePlus, including resources for… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Public Health



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NLM Resources on Opioid Abuse for Diverse Populations

Posted by on May 11th, 2017 0 comments

The CDC has declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. An estimated 1.9 million people in the US have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. The… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Healthcare Professionals, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health



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May 2017 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Posted by on May 2nd, 2017 0 comments

Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue: Keeping Your Gut in Check: Healthy Options to Stay on Tract The health of your gut plays a key role in your overall health and well-being…. Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Public Health



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AIDSinfo Website Gets an Update and Redesign!

Posted by on April 21st, 2017 0 comments

The AIDSinfo website was updated on April 15th and includes a new design and an improved look and feel. Major enhancements include: Reorganization of patient education materials: all patient education materials are now located in a new Understanding HIV/AIDS section of the website. AIDSinfo patient education materials include fact sheets, infographics, an HIV/AIDS glossary, and… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools



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Online Interactive Health Literacy Training Available!

Posted by on April 18th, 2017 0 comments

Both the general public and health information professionals should be familiar with the important topic of health literacy. According to MedlinePlus, health literacy is defined as “how well a person can get the health information and services that they need, and how well they understand them.” A number of interactive online trainings are available for… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Literacy, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

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