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Oct

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NLM’s Tox Town Website Gets a New Look!

Posted by on October 11th, 2018

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. Enhancements of the new design, informed by extensive user research, include: Enhanced search optimization Improved readability New Tox Town features reflecting consumers’ frequently… Read More »

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

Oct

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October 2018 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Posted by on October 1st, 2018

Check out the October 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: Managing Pain: Moving Beyond Opioids There are many different ways to treat pain. Learn about the options beyond prescription medication. Pain in the Ear: Fending off… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

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National Preparedness Month Weekly Theme: Check Your Insurance Coverage!

Posted by on September 17th, 2018

This week’s theme for National Preparedness Month is Check Your Coverage. Make sure your library or agency is covered in the event of a disaster. Power outages, floods, fires, etc., can damage your physical space and disrupt service to your patrons and clients. Do you have backup plans for your staff and your library if a… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Events, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

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National Preparedness Month Weekly Theme: Learn Life-Saving Skills

Posted by on September 10th, 2018

This week’s theme for National Preparedness Month is Learn Life-Saving Skills. The first person on the scene is the first responder, even if they are not a professional. There are several ways to learn basic lifesaving skills: First Aid Training (American Red Cross) You are the Help Until the Help Arrives (Federal Emergency Management Agency… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

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National Preparedness Month Weekly Theme: Make and Practice Your Plan!

Posted by on September 4th, 2018

The first weekly theme provided by NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center for this National Preparedness Month is Make and Practice Your Plan. Ready.gov provides tips for putting together your family/household plan. Don’t forget to plan for your pets, property, and critical documents. Commuters should also have a plan in case a disaster occurs while… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

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