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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 »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General, News from NIH/NLM, NNLM Reading Club

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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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NNLM Reading Club April 2022: DNA & U

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

April showers bring May flowers and also National DNA Day, which celebrates two important scientific achievements: the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003.  According to the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the Human Genome Project was “the international, collaborative research program whose goal… Read More »

Posted in: General, NNLM Reading Club, Public Libraries

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NNLM Reading Club March 2022: Caring for Your Colon

Posted by on March 9th, 2022 0 comments

The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer at age 43 stunned the world. Boseman, a prominent actor who was most known for his role as the ‘Black Panther’, had been secretly battling cancer for four years. His death from colon cancer at such a young age put a spotlight on the fact that… Read More »

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