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May

11

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NLM Resources on Opioid Abuse for Diverse Populations

Posted by on May 11th, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Healthcare Professionals, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

May

02

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May 2017 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Posted by on May 2nd, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Public Health

Apr

21

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AIDSinfo Website Gets an Update and Redesign!

Posted by on April 21st, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

Apr

18

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Online Interactive Health Literacy Training Available!

Posted by on April 18th, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Literacy, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Apr

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Events for April 2017 National Minority Health Month!

Posted by on April 5th, 2017 0 comments

April is National Minority Health Month, and the 2017 theme is Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, which emphasizes the collaborative, community-level work being done across the nation to help achieve health equity. The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) offers a number of events and promotional materials to celebrate National Minority Health Month… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Events, Health Disparities, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health, Social networking

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