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Jan

07

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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

Jan

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January 2022 NNLM Reading Club: Health Misinformation

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

Health misinformation is a serious threat to public health. It can cause confusion, sow mistrust, harm people’s health, and undermine public health efforts. Limiting the spread of health misinformation is a moral and civic imperative that will require a whole-of-society effort. ~  Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., Vice Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service, Surgeon General of… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy, Health Misinformation, News from NNLM, News from NNLM Region 5

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

Oct

07

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Recap: September 21, 2021 NNLM Region 5 Listens Session

Posted by on October 7th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

Hello everyone! Thank you for your interest in our recent NNLM Region 5 Listens Session. In follow-up, we’re sharing questions and answers that came up as well as some URLs to resources that were mentioned during our time together either during discussion or shared via chat. Here we go! Questions and Answers Q: Who do… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, News from NNLM Region 5

Aug

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Communities for Immunity, a partnership to boost COVID-19 vaccine confidence

Posted by on August 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Visit the IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) website to read the full news announcement. The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Network… Read More »

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

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