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Consumer Health Minute: NNLM at ALA Annual Conference

Posted by on June 5th, 2023 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

We’ll be in Chicago at this year’s American Library Association annual conference. Two sessions are about providing outreach while two others are about addressing stress. Consider adding us to your schedule! Health Programming at Your Library: Project Ideas, Resources, and Opportunities Learn about how your library can provide health information outreach in your communities. Featured,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Equity, Mental Health, News from NNLM, Public Libraries



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Consumer Health Minute: Older Adults and Health

Posted by on May 4th, 2023 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

May includes many national health observances including Older Americans Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and Mental Health Awareness Month. Though Older Americans Month isn’t strictly a health observance, it does provide an opportunity to re-examine how we view aging and celebrate the lives and contributions of the older adults in our lives and… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Health Observances, Mental Health



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Consumer Health Minute: Podcasts

Posted by on April 14th, 2023 0 comments Tags: ,

Podcasts have become very popular in the last few years. They are a great way to reach audiences who may not get information from social media, blogs, and newsletters. Health information delivered this way can be entertaining while informative. These are not necessarily endorsements but suggestions of podcasts that focus on health that you may or… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy



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Consumer Health Minute: Plain Language

Posted by on March 8th, 2023 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

During my time as a hospital librarian, we offered sessions to the hospital staff (including physicians) about health literacy that emphasized the need to speak in plain language to their patients and families. For many of us, it feels like the medical world speaks a language all its own. I often heard people complaining, “Why… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy



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Care about Rare: Resources for Rare Disease

Posted by on February 17th, 2023 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Rare Disease Day is coming up on February 28! According to the NIH, Rare Disease Day “takes place worldwide, typically on or near the last day of February each year, to raise awareness among policymakers and the public about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.” They also note that: An estimated 10,000 rare… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Health Observances, Public Health

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