Archive for the ‘Regional Information’ Category
Monday, August 18th, 2014
From the National Library of Medicine:
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the Ebola public health emergency in West Africa.
The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from over 650 biomedical journals and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster. EAI is not an open access collection. It is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If you know of a library or organization involved in healthcare efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak, please let them know of this service. EAI was activated four times in the past, including following the earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic in Haiti, flooding in Pakistan and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
NLM thanks the numerous participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, ASM Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.
More information: http://1.usa.gov/1p65NSy
Monday, August 18th, 2014
The National Library of Medicine has created a new health topic page for Ebola. Access the page for information on diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and latest news about the 2014 Outbreak in West Africa.
Ebola (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1w12wZt
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
In conjunction with the O’Brien Fellowship project Marquette University Students produced a special report on diabetes in a low-income neighborhood in Milwaukee. The report can be found on the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service website. http://bit.ly/1nhnHMJ
Monday, June 16th, 2014
Lyme Disease is a health risk to those living and traveling in many parts of the Eastern United States, especially in the summer months.
Here are a few resources to keep you and your family safe.
Evaluate Your Child’s Lyme Disease Risk (KidsHealth): http://bit.ly/1i1gBiU
Lyme Disease (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1p9ryhl
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
HHS/Office on Women’s Health (OWH): Telephone training for the Quick Health Data Online system. The system contains data on demographics, mortality, reproductive and maternal health, disease incidence, and access to care.
First training session to be held April 15, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST
To learn more and register: http://bit.ly/1gSOGj0
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Expanding its reach to the local Spanish-speaking community, the National Weather Service Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, Texas, forecast office has begun a collaboration with Radio Esperanza KOIR 88.5- FM and KRIO 97.7-FM/910-AM, a radio network with coverage that includes Laredo, the Rio Grande Valley, and much of northeastern Mexico.
Once each month, National Weather forecaster, Maria Torres participates in “La Hora Comunitaria” (Community Hour), a Spanish–language interview and call-in program. Torres provides information to help prepare the local Hispanic community for hazardous weather. The broadcasts are scheduled to continue through the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season and beyond. http://1.usa.gov/1bYpBNw
Monday, December 16th, 2013
Fifteen years after the landmark settlement against major tobacco companies, a report has found that out of $25 billion that will be collected by states from settlement money and tobacco taxes, only 1.9% will go to fight tobacco use.
Read the full-report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which includes a state-by-state analysis: http://bit.ly/1kOZVXz
Monday, October 7th, 2013
Do you live near natural gas drilling or other areas of industrial pollution? The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project has tips for “breaking the pathways of exposure” in your home. Resources include ways to reduce your exposure to air, water, noise and light pollutants. There is also a toolkit for medical personnel: “Health Concerns in the Era of Gas Drilling: A Basic Toolkit for Healthcare Providers.”
Access resources here: http://bit.ly/15hlrQy
Friday, June 7th, 2013
The inaugural edition of America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, uses a variety of health, well-being, social and economic measures to develop a holistic portrait of health of the seniors (age 65+) in each of the states. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report shows Minnesota at the top of the list of healthiest states for older adults. Vermont is ranked second and New Hampshire is third, followed by Massachusetts and Iowa. Mississippi is ranked 50th as the least healthy state for older adults. Oklahoma, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Arkansas complete the bottom 5 states.
America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: http://bit.ly/15SRViT
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Best Practices in Women’s Health: Focus on the American Indian/Alaska Native Woman is a three-day multidisciplinary course that provides practical, evidence-based approaches to the recognition, management, consultation and referral of health problems of AI/AN women. The course is designed for Indian Health Service, Tribal and Urban primary care providers and nurses. The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics certification will also be available.
April 26-28, 2013
Window Rock, AZ and Fort Defiance, AZ
More information about the Best Practices in Women’s Health Course can be found by emailing Melony Hawkins at MHawkins@acog.org.