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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 »
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 »
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 »
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD can result from many different types of experiences, for example the trauma of surviving a war or global health pandemic. It may also be more insidious, embedding itself in a survivor or witness of childhood physical, sexual or emotional abuse. This type of PTSD may manifest itself in adulthood as… Read More »
In every community across the U.S. , people have been impacted by mental health. They have either worked or lived with or cared for someone who has or has experienced a mental health condition or are experiencing it themselves. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused additional challenges for those who need or are seeking help. Take… Read More »