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Oct

05

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Consumer Health Minute: NNLM Public Libraries Guide

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

October is Health Literacy Month, a time to highlight the importance of providing equitable access to easy-to-understand health information which is part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s (NNLM) mission. The NNLM provides several guides on the website on topics related to health information. These are all freely accessible with links to… Read More »

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

Oct

03

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Announcing October 2022 NNLM Reading Club: Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by on October 3rd, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer – the second most common form of cancer in women, after skin cancer. In the U.S., approximately 13 percent of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. And while the death rate has declined… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Health Observances, Public Health, Public Libraries

Aug

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Announcing September NNLM Reading Club: Recovery Month!

Posted by on August 31st, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

The non-profit Faces and Voices of Recovery celebrates Recovery Month each September. In concert with their effort and that of NNLM’s Substance Use Disorder Interest Group, this month’s NNLM Reading Club focuses on recovery from substance use. Recovery Month’s theme is “Every Person. Every Family. Every Community” because recovery is for everyone. The NNLM Reading… Read More »

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

Jul

04

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Consumer Health Minute: Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights

Posted by on July 4th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Providing health information regarding both sexual and reproductive health is important to provide and make accessible to your patrons whether they request it or not. Stigma, along with shame or embarrassment make it difficult for people to ask for needed information regarding such topics as: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) birth control menstruation unwanted pregnancy transitioning… Read More »

Posted in: Accessibility, Consumer Health, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Literacy, Public Health, Public Libraries

Jun

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Announcing July 2022 NNLM Reading Club: Travel Health

Posted by on June 30th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

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 »

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

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