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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 »

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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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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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NNLM Reading Club – January 2022 Selections

Posted by on January 7th, 2022 0 comments

Health misinformation is a serious threat to public health. It can cause confusion, sow mistrust, harm people’s health, and undermine public health efforts. Limiting the spread of health misinformation is a moral and civic imperative that will require a whole-of-society effort. ~  Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., Vice Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service, Surgeon General… Read More »

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