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Jun

06

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Men’s Health Month

Posted by on June 6th, 2018 0 comments

June is Men’s Health Month. Coming up is also Men’s Health Week, which takes place the week leading up to Father’s Day. This year’s dates are June 11-17, 2018. According to menshealthmonth.org, “the purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease… Read More »

Posted in: Advocacy, Blog, Community Engagement, Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, General (all entries), Health History, Resources

May

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Meet Me Monday – Rachel Tims

Posted by on May 21st, 2018 0 comments

The NNLM SCR is pleased to welcome Rachel Tims to the RML. Rachel will serve as the All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator. Prior to this position, Rachel served as a Prevention Project Officer for the MidSOUTH School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. In this role, she supervised 13 Regional… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Community Engagement, General (all entries), Library Workforce, Meet Me Monday

Apr

04

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Rising to the Call of Providing Health Information

Posted by on April 4th, 2018 0 comments

As the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM South Central Region, I have the opportunity to support community partners and help serve a variety of populations. Everyone needs access to health information! A Philadelphia Pew study found that more than a third of people coming to the library are seeking health information (Library Journal). Upon… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Community Engagement, Library Workforce

Mar

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Bystanders Save Lives Using Defibrillator for Cardiac Arrest

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

Cardiac arrest is defined by MedlinePlus: “The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rhythm of the heartbeat. Problems can cause abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. There are many types of arrhythmia. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or it can stop beating. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Community Engagement, NIH

Nov

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The Trouble with Drugs: Possible Solution to the Opioid Problem

Posted by on November 1st, 2017 0 comments

The opioid epidemic has become a national crisis, one that has led the White House to declare a national state of emergency. But there may be good news on the horizon about one possible solution to the rising number of overdose deaths. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that deaths from… Read More »

Posted in: Community Engagement, Consumer Health, Data, Electronic Resources, General (all entries), Public Health, Research

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