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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 »
August 1-7 is World Breast Feeding Week. Health professionals may need to provide reliable information about breast feeding to new mothers with limited English proficiency. HealthReach, a free online tool from the National Library of Medicine, includes printable handouts in multiple languages on the topic of breast feeding, as well as some video and audio resources. Following… Read More »
The National Library of Medicine is sponsoring the fifth annual DailyMed/RxNorm Jamboree Workshop on September 19, 9:00am to 4:30pm EDT. The session will be held at NLM in Bethesda, MD, but the proceedings will be Webcast and archived. The Jamboree is a free public meeting; however, registration is required and seating is limited. Speakers from… Read More »
The American College of Rheumatology estimates that about 300,000 children in the US have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, a condition that causes joint swelling, pain, stiffness, and loss of motion. July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, and health professionals can find a number of resources from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to share with families… Read More »