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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 »
Registration is available for a series of four one-hour webinars on topics related to substance use disorders, beginning August 3, 10:00-11:00 AM PDT, with Misperceptions and the Misused Language of Addiction: Words Matter. Additional sessions will be held on September 27, October 5, and January 9, 2018. Each webinar has a specific focus within the… Read More »
Registration is available for a new 1.5 hour NNLM class on numeracy literacy, Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics, on August 15, 11:30am-1:00pm PDT. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of… 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 »