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Dec

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Announcing December 2022 NNLM Reading Club: Autoimmune Disease

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For the month of December, the NNLM Reading Club turns its attention to a widely misunderstood, but important health topic focus: autoimmune disease. The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) promotes the top five things everyone should know about autoimmune disease as: 50 Million Americans have an autoimmune disease, comprising a major U.S. health crisis…. Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Public Health, Public Libraries

Oct

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Consumer Health Minute: NNLM Public Libraries Guide

Posted by on October 5th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

October is Health Literacy Month, a time to highlight the importance of providing equitable access to easy-to-understand health information which is part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s (NNLM) mission. The NNLM provides several guides on the website on topics related to health information. These are all freely accessible with links to… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, News from NNLM, Public Libraries

Oct

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Announcing October 2022 NNLM Reading Club: Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by on October 3rd, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer – the second most common form of cancer in women, after skin cancer. In the U.S., approximately 13 percent of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. And while the death rate has declined… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Health Observances, Public Health, Public Libraries

Sep

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Consumer Health Minute: NNLM Book Discussion

Posted by on September 20th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Our wonderful library communities are made up of diverse groups and individuals. Though we value the diversity in our communities, there may be times we struggle when someone else’s history, culture, values, political and social and religious beliefs are so different from our own, including beliefs about health and illness. We may feel awkward interacting… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Literacy, Library staff, News from NNLM, Public Health, Public Libraries, Training & Education

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Announcing September NNLM Reading Club: Recovery Month!

Posted by on August 31st, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

The non-profit Faces and Voices of Recovery celebrates Recovery Month each September. In concert with their effort and that of NNLM’s Substance Use Disorder Interest Group, this month’s NNLM Reading Club focuses on recovery from substance use. Recovery Month’s theme is “Every Person. Every Family. Every Community” because recovery is for everyone. The NNLM Reading… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Health Observances, News from NNLM, Public Libraries, Substance Misuse

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