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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Posted by on February 23rd, 2024 0 comments

February 26th through March 4th is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. It’s important to know that these disorders can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, and gender. There are a lot of potential factors that can cause an eating disorder, but it’s never something sufferers choose to have. The National Eating Disorders Association –… Read More »

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted by on February 1st, 2024 0 comments

For many, the anatomy associated with the month of February is the heart, thanks to the presence of Valentine’s Day and the fact that it is American Heart Month. But what about the teeth that we use to eat all those candy hearts and boxes of chocolate? National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) also takes… Read More »

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Take Action in January

Posted by on January 5th, 2024 0 comments

As each new year begins, many people focus on their health and wellbeing. As January is National Radon Action Month, it is a perfect time to talk with library patrons about the health risks of exposure to radon gas and encourage home radon testing. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes up through… Read More »

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Posted by on November 17th, 2023 0 comments

Most people think of November for Thanksgiving, but it is also National Diabetes Month. According to the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It affects about 37 million Americans, including adults and youth. Diabetes… Read More »

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Oct

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Celebrate Open Access Week!

Posted by on October 19th, 2023 0 comments

October 23rd-29th is Open Access Week! Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of scholarly research outputs, including the rights to use and reuse those outputs. By removing paywalls, open access allows more people to see and use the results of research. Open access has the potential to accelerate research progress and lead to… Read More »

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Oct

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Health Literacy Month

Posted by on October 6th, 2023 0 comments

October is here and so are some of the best aspects of the year–coming together for apple picking, dressing up in silly (or scary costumes), and settling in as the weather grows cold. It is also time for Health Literacy Month. Health Literacy Month was started over 20 years ago to increase health literacy rates…. Read More »

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National Preparedness Month

Posted by on September 11th, 2023 0 comments

September is National Preparedness Month which raises awareness of preparing for emergencies and disasters. Ready.gov is one of many organizations that provides a plethora of resources for making plans for emergencies, becoming involved in your community, and various informational sheets on preparing for disasters such as hurricanes, winter storms, active shooter situations, fires etc. Ready… Read More »

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Congratulations Region 1 Grantees!

Posted by on August 11th, 2023 0 comments

NNLM Region 1 is excited to announce our grantees for the 2023-2024 funding cycle. They are: Data Science and Services Award: Support for projects that stimulate innovations in biomedical knowledge collection, organization and management or data science, information, or research services · University of Maryland, College Park (MD): “The NAME Project: Changing the Narrative and… Read More »

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Black Maternal Health Week 2023 Reflections

Posted by on May 17th, 2023 0 comments Tags: , ,

May 14-20 is National Women’s Health Week, one of the areas within women’s health is maternal health. Last month NNLM presented opportunities to learn more about Black Maternal Health, by hosting a series of events, created a toolkit and collaborated with the NNLM Reading Club in honor of Black Maternal Health Week. The goal of… Read More »

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NNLM Black Maternal Health Week 2023

Posted by on April 7th, 2023 0 comments

Black Maternal Health Week is an opportunity to increase awareness and learn more about health issues and disparities that disproportionately impact Black women and their families.  An NNLM team has developed a program of events and resources for the week of April 11 – 17.  Black women are three times more likely to die from a… Read More »

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