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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 »
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Significant contributors to heart disease include high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. February is American Heart Month. It’s a good time to start taking steps to improve your health. (Remember those New Year’s resolutions?) Consider also taking some time this month… Read More »
According to the Census Bureau, about 60 million people live in rural America. That’s about 1 in 5 people. Of the eight regions of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), the Pacific Northwest Region encompasses the largest land mass but with the smallest population. A large percentage of the region is designated… Read More »
Books clubs are opportunities to not only read good books, but they also offer engagement with other book lovers to discuss important topics whether about families, politics, society, and health. The NNLM Reading Club offers your library or organization selected titles regarding health focused topics. Though we cannot ship these items to you during the… Read More »
Father’s Day is June 21 and many will be celebrating the fathers and sons in their families. June is also Men’s Health Month and is a great time to highlight the importance of health and wellness of the men in your community. Men tend to put off preventative health measures such as regular check-ups as… Read More »