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It’s not surprising that December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month. You’ll find people heading to stores and online to shop for family, friends, and even for themselves during this holiday season. As much as you might be wanting to give the younger family members everything on their wish lists, it’s a good idea… Read More »
Over 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s most recent annual report. This report is packed with information you might find helpful as a large part of our population continues to age, many with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Here are just a few facts from the report: Deaths from Alzheimer’s have… Read More »
October is not only Health Literacy Month it is also National Medical Librarians Month. Do you consider yourself a medical librarian? Do you find yourself providing health information to your patrons, patients, clients, students, or the public? If part of your job is to provide health information, you are part of the medical library and… Read More »
One of the exercises in some of our NNLM consumer health classes is looking at such resources as County Health Rankings and Roadmaps to get a better understanding of the health issues most prevalent in the library’s or organization’s community. Quite often mental health and/or substance use disorders are listed as common health issues. Then… Read More »
August is National Breastfeeding Month along with Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25 – 31). Expectant and new parents often learn about the benefits of breastfeeding or nursing and may choose this method of feeding their babies. Everyone experiences breastfeeding differently from very positive to very frustrating. Not everyone thinks about taking their questions to their… Read More »