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Announcing February 2023 NNLM Reading Club: Eyes and Vision

Posted by on February 2nd, 2023 0 comments

February is Low Vision Month. “You’re either kind of a super blind person or you’re kind of on the other end of the spectrum, kind of a pitiable blind person, and a lot of what I try and do in the book is kind of looking at the middle, you know, the vast middle ground… Read More »

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August 2022 NNLM Reading Club: Infant Feeding

Posted by on July 31st, 2022 0 comments

All babies need to eat to survive. Breastfeeding (or chest-feeding), also called nursing, is the process of feeding a mother’s breast milk to her infant, either directly from the breast or by expressing (pumping out) the milk from the breast and bottle-feeding it to the infant. For baby, health experts agree that breast milk is… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General, NLM Resources, NNLM Reading Club

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July 2022 NNLM Reading Club: Travel Health

Posted by on July 1st, 2022 0 comments

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 »

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NNLM Reading Club May 2022: Caring for Black Mothers

Posted by on April 29th, 2022 0 comments

The CDC is focused on addressing a startling statistic: Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than White women. Differences in healthcare quality, underlying chronic health conditions, structural racism, and implicit bias contribute to this disparity. Social determinants of health, which are defined by the CDC as, “conditions in… Read More »

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Announcing February 2022 NNLM Reading Club: Teen Dating Violence

Posted by on February 1st, 2022 0 comments

In February our hearts turn to Valentine’s Day, the social and cultural phenomenon focused on love and romance. For young adults this can be a challenging time. What does a healthy relationship look like? February is also National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM).  This is an issue that impacts everyone – not… Read More »

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