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Most of us never think about sickness or injury while traveling, but it happens. The risk is compounded for those with a chronic health condition, like diabetes or high blood pressure, who must manage their health when far from home. Others travel with a relative who has a serious diagnosis. Yes, there’s a lot to… Read More »
University of Washington Master’s in Library Science students, Shanti Rahim and Lauren Califano, finished their culminating capstone project for NNLM. Their capstone project was to create a library toolkit for the Network of the National Library of Medicine on childbirth services and resources, including prenatal and postpartum information and community providers. The purpose of this… Read More »
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD can result from many different types of experiences, for example the trauma of surviving a war or global health pandemic. It may also be more insidious, embedding itself in a survivor or witness of childhood physical, sexual or emotional abuse. This type of PTSD may manifest itself in adulthood as… Read More »
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The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 (NNLM Region 5) is pleased to announce new funding opportunities for Data Engagement Awards and Outreach & Engagement Awards. Applications submitted by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, June 28, 2022 will receive first consideration. At minimum, three Data Engagement Awards for up to $25,000 each will… Read More »
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The CDC is focused on addressing a startling statistic: Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than White women. Differences in medical access, healthcare quality, underlying chronic health conditions, structural racism, and implicit bias contribute to this alarming disparity. Social determinants of health, which are defined by the CDC… Read More »