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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana; and to those impacted by the earthquake in Mexico. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. HealthReach includes patient handouts about vaccinations in multiple languages,… Read More »