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Consumer Health Minute: National Nutrition Month®

Posted by on March 4th, 2024 0 comments Tags: , , ,

This year’s theme, for National Nutrition Month® is “Beyond the Table” and it covers several important aspects of nutrition such as food production, navigating the farmer’s market and grocery store, how to decrease food waste and more. Since 1973, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has been a leader in providing nutrition information when it… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health



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Consumer Health Minute: Introducing Your Community to MedlinePlus

Posted by on February 7th, 2024 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

As someone who provides health information, you know that MedlinePlus is a trustworthy and authoritative resource. But your patrons or clients may tend to search for health information by randomly searching the internet which can be frustrating and tiring for them to figure out what information is quality information. But how to bring awareness of… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy



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MedlinePlus Tutorials for Community Health Workers

Posted by on December 11th, 2023 0 comments Tags: , , ,

It can be challenging to find health information you can trust. If you are a community health worker, your clients may also find it a struggle. MedlinePlus is a great resource for health information. It provides information on a wide range of health topics for the public. But maybe you are unsure how to use… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, New from NNLM Region 5, Training & Education



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Consumer Health Minute: National Recovery Month

Posted by on September 6th, 2023 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

One of the exercises in some of our NNLM consumer health classes is looking at such resources as County Health Rankings and Roadmaps to get a better understanding of the health issues most prevalent in the library’s or organization’s community. Quite often mental health and/or substance use disorders are listed as common health issues. Then… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Observances, Mental Health, Substance Misuse



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Consumer Health Minute: Breastfeeding

Posted by on August 2nd, 2023 0 comments Tags: , , ,

August is National Breastfeeding Month along with Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25 – 31). Expectant and new parents often learn about the benefits of breastfeeding or nursing and may choose this method of feeding their babies. Everyone experiences breastfeeding differently from very positive to very frustrating. Not everyone thinks about taking their questions to their… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Observances

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