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Jan

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Consumer Health Minute: 2021 Word of the Year

Posted by on January 7th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2021….(drum roll)… Vaccine! Even Oxford’s word for the year is Vax. Surprised by this news? Both Oxford Languages and Merriam-Webster chose these similar words for similar reasons. The number of lookups was significant and according to Merriam-Webster, those lookups “increased 601% over the year since 2020” and in August,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy

Dec

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Consumer Health Minute: Including Everyone at the Table

Posted by on December 2nd, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Ah, the holidays are upon us. Over the next month people will be attending a variety of social gatherings with family, friends, and colleagues. Most if not, all will include food which can be tricky to navigate whether you’re the person with a food allergy or intolerance OR the one preparing the food. How do… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health

Nov

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Consumer Health Minute: Creating an NNLM User Account

Posted by on November 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

One of the great benefits the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) offers, is free professional development including consumer health classes. Classes come in a variety of formats including: On-demand online Scheduled asynchronous online Live webinars Live webinar series with guest speakers Special events You will be prompted to create an NNLM User… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, New from NNLM Region 5, Training & Education

Oct

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See you at ARSL!

Posted by on October 18th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) will be at the annual ARSL (Association for Rural & Small Libraries) conference in Reno/Sparks Nevada. Stop by the NNLM exhibit both, both in-person and virtually. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the freely available classes, funding, membership, and more. Learn more about health information… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Literacy, New from NNLM Region 5, Public Libraries

Oct

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Consumer Health Minute: Participate in Health Literacy Month!

Posted by on October 6th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Health Literacy Month began with Helen Osbourne, health literacy consultant, in 1999 to bring awareness of the need to create and provide health information that is understandable by patients and the general public. Healthy People 2030 updated their definition of health literacy to include both personal and organizational health literacy: Personal health literacy is the… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Health Observances, News from NNLM

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