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Diverse Voices Toolkit: Six Month Update

Posted by on March 30th, 2023 0 comments Tags:

It has been six months since NNLM Region 5 launched the Diverse Voices in Health and Medicine Collection Development Toolkit. During this time, the toolkit has been shared extensively across Region 5 and other NNLM regions, and we are grateful to the libraries that have contributed to its success. We proudly announce that the toolkit… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Equity Diversity Inclusion



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Announcing NNLM Discovery Podcast

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

We are excited to announce the launch of the new NNLM Discovery Podcast Series! This podcast series explores how the Network of the National Library of Medicine – part of the National Institutes of Health – is engaging with communities to provide access to trusted information for the purpose of improving the public’s health. Accompanying… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Equity Diversity Inclusion, News from NNLM, Public Libraries



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Consumer Health Minute: Plain Language

Posted by on March 8th, 2023 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

During my time as a hospital librarian, we offered sessions to the hospital staff (including physicians) about health literacy that emphasized the need to speak in plain language to their patients and families. For many of us, it feels like the medical world speaks a language all its own. I often heard people complaining, “Why… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy



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Announcing March 2023 NNLM Reading Club: Nutrition Misinformation

Posted by on March 2nd, 2023 0 comments Tags: , ,

Reality Bites – Nutrition Misinformation Accurate nutrition information is science-based, peer reviewed, and replicable. Nutrition misinformation, however, is not supported by science and may be misleading or incomplete. We know it can be challenging for consumers to tease out reputable versus fraudulent nutrition information or claims. Since many consumers rely on nutrition information from various… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Health Misinformation, Public Libraries



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Care about Rare: Resources for Rare Disease

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

Rare Disease Day is coming up on February 28! According to the NIH, Rare Disease Day “takes place worldwide, typically on or near the last day of February each year, to raise awareness among policymakers and the public about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.” They also note that: An estimated 10,000 rare… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Health Observances, Public Health

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