Here are several fact sheets with graphics and illustrations to help you understand and explain to others about the Ebola virus.
Infographics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1qxu6sq
Here is what you need to know if you are traveling to and from Ebola-affected countries. The World Health Organization’s infographic for travelers: http://bit.ly/1tKsUlO
This month is National Breastfeeding Month. The National Library of Medicine has a number of resources to support mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies. MedlinePlus has information on health benefits of breastfeeding, how to breastfeed, dealing with challenges and complications, and resources for fathers and other caregivers. The LactMed database contains peer-reviewed information on medications and their effects on lactating mothers and babies.
Breastfeeding (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/PKuTQi
The National Institute on Aging has created a presentation toolkit based on the booklet Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People. The toolkit includes slides, speaker notes and participant handouts.
- Get ready for a doctor’s visit
- Effectively talk with a clinician about health concerns
- Make collaborative decisions about treatment
- Remember what was discussed following the appointment
Access the toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1sqa9Cr
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging has created an online training tool entitled “Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults.” The six 10-minute modules are designed for staff of long-term care and other aging service providers.
From the Center:
“This tool was developed by the Administration for Community Living and Administration on Aging, with support from many groups including but not limited to SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, FORGE Transgender Aging Network, National Center for Transgender Equality, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the National Senior Citizens Law Center, Rose Villa, and the Methodist Home of D.C.”
For more information and to access the tool: http://bit.ly/1tMir8F
Over the past couple of weeks, many of you may have participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Want to know more about the disease, sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s disease?
Amyotropic Laterial Sclerosis Fact Sheet (National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke): http://1.usa.gov/1zso51h
Amyotropic Laterial Sclerosis (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1qbP7I4
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health – A four-month training series designed to help rural health professionals build grantwriting and grant management skills. All classes are offered through an online portal.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Deadline: September 25, 2014
More information: http://bit.ly/1pj3g7m
Start your school year off right by checking the Kids.gov September calendar for upcoming special events. The calendar features websites, lesson plans, and activities for Hispanic Heritage Month, National Cholesterol Education Month, National Preparedness Month, World Suicide Prevention Day and a lot more! Don’t forget to bookmark the main calendar page, so you can plan for the rest of the school year!
September calendar: http://1.usa.gov/YFlC8z
Main calendar page: http://1.usa.gov/1pW3LUH
FDA Gives Latinas Tools to Fight Diabetes reveals that nearly one million Latinas aren’t aware that they are at risk of developing diabetes, and many will likely not get the preventive care they need. Overall, diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans (8.3 percent of the population). To help prevent the spread of diabetes, the FDA offers resources to help women of Latin American ancestry and all Americans reduce their risk or to find the most effective treatment. Search catalog for tools by keyword: http://bit.ly/1tlIi91