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Genetics is becoming more a part of the K-12 school curriculum especially for middle and high school students. How can your library support your local school’s instruction and learning? The National Institutes of Health has a number of resources but this post will focus on Unlocking Life’s Code. Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code is the results… Read More »
Climate change affects not only the planet but also our health. It’s in the news, social media, on TV and film, in books and might be a topic that kids want to know more about. Your library may have kids seeking or asking for environmental health information for a school project or just for their… Read More »
Please join us for our monthly NNLM Region 5 Listens Session on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Alaska | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. HST | Noon – 1:00 p.m. SST (American Samoa) | November 17, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ChST… Read More »
A high-quality mammogram plus a clinical breast exam, an exam done by your doctor, is the most effective way to detect breast cancer early. Finding breast cancer early greatly improves a person’s chances for successful treatment. The United States Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation* states: Women ages 50 to 74 years should get a mammogram… Read More »
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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is known for its vast collection of biomedical information and for providing freely available and authoritative resources such as PubMed and MedlinePlus. Its History of Medicine division also provides a wonderful exhibitions program highlighting history, the arts, social issues, professions, and medicine utilizing NLM’s vast collections. You may be… Read More »