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21

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NIH Blood Pressure Study Data Supports AHA/ACC Hypertension Guidelines

Posted by on November 21st, 2017 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded a landmark study that supports a crucial component of the 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines put forth by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).  The AHA and ACC guidelines state that high blood pressure should be treated earlier by changes in lifestyle… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Data, Fitness, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Research

Nov

14

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Launches a Crowdsourcing Project Called PregSource to Better Understand Pregnancy

Posted by on November 14th, 2017 0 comments

PregSource, collects information from pregnant women to increase knowledge about pregnancy.  The research project delves into emotional, physical, labor, and delivery aspects to identify specific challenges experienced by subsets of women, to include those with physical disabilities.  The overarching goal of the research program is to form better strategies to improve maternal health care in… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Data, General (all entries), NIH

Nov

09

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What is Really in Your Supplements?

Posted by on November 9th, 2017 0 comments

HealthDay and MedlinePlus reports that in over half of the supplements studied by researchers, the actual ingredients differed from what was written on the label.  Some ingredients may actually be harmful. Researchers find that 80% of bodybuilding and 70% of weight-loss supplements contained ingredients not listed on the labels. Also, half of the body building… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Patient Safety

Nov

07

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The NIH Data Science Releases a Case Study Underscoring the Value of Librarianship in the Patient Care Setting

Posted by on November 7th, 2017 0 comments

A NIH Data Science published a report titled A Case Study in NIH Data Science: Open Data and Understanding the Value of Libraries and Information Services in the Patient Care Setting.  In short, the NIH used other research studies to learn where and how clinicians reported using PubMed/MEDLINE as an information resource influencing clinical decision making…. Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Data, Electronic Resources, General (all entries), Patient Safety, PubMed, Resources

Nov

02

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Get the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Appointments

Posted by on November 2nd, 2017 0 comments

Plan to get the most out of your doctor’s appointments.  You can address your concerns as best as possible, by following some key steps. Tips 1) Make a list of the questions and concerns you want to talk about with your doctor. 2) Put them in order, listing the most important question or concern first. … Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Patient Safety

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