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The CDC has declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. An estimated 1.9 million people in the US have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. The… Read More »
Check out the May 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: Keeping Your Gut in Check: Healthy Options to Stay on Tract The health of your gut plays a key role in your overall health and well-being…. Read More »
The AIDSinfo website was updated on April 15th and includes a new design and an improved look and feel. Major enhancements include: Reorganization of patient education materials: all patient education materials are now located in a new Understanding HIV/AIDS section of the website. AIDSinfo patient education materials include fact sheets, infographics, an HIV/AIDS glossary, and… Read More »
Both the general public and health information professionals should be familiar with the important topic of health literacy. According to MedlinePlus, health literacy is defined as “how well a person can get the health information and services that they need, and how well they understand them.” A number of interactive online trainings are available for… Read More »