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November is National Family Caregivers Month, and the National Library of Medicine offers resources to support family caregivers through information on MedlinePlus and through multilingual information for family caregivers on HealthReach. HealthReach provides materials for caregivers (documents, video, and audio) in multiple languages related to home care and caregivers, including: For the Caregiver (11 languages): This three-page handout educates… Read More »
November is American Diabetes Month, to raise awareness about a condition that impacts one in 10 Americans. MedlinePlus describes some of the serious health problems caused by diabetes, such as damage to your eyes, kidneys, and nerves, heart disease, stroke, and even the need to remove a limb. The National Library of Medicine offers a number of web resources to provide… Read More »
The National Library of Medicine’s Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page offers reliable links to help health professionals learn how to serve culturally diverse populations. In addition to topics such as cultural competency, health literacy, limited English proficiency, data related to minority health and health disparities, and health resources in multiple languages, new sections and resources… Read More »
October 22-28 is Respiratory Care Week 2017, and the National Library of Medicine offers patient handouts in multiple languages on prevention and care for asthma and other lung diseases through HealthReach. Multilingual resources related to asthma include handouts on asthma triggers, nebulizer treatments, peak flow meter, and more: Asthma (12 languages) – This six-page handout educates… Read More »
More than 19 million teens and adults in the US have symptoms of depression. October 5 is National Depression Screening Day®. The National Library of Medicine offers depression and mental health resources for a range of special populations to promote depression awareness and options for seeking diagnosis and treatment. Use these resources to locate information about… Read More »