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National Public Health Week 2016

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Adapted from the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine

It’s nearing the end of National Public Health Week 2016. Outreach and Special Populations Branch provides a variety of reliable information resources to help improve public health information access, including:

HealthReach – Multilingual and multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.
HIV/AIDS Information for Specific Populations – Comprehensive HIV/AIDS information for scientists, physicians, educators, and consumers.
Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information – Information about cultural competency, tools, health literacy, research, and policy.
K-12 Science and Health Education – Working with teachers and science experts to provide free reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement education.

 

 

Am I Rural? tool gets an update

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Adapted from RHIhub, http://bit.ly/1qjNZai 

Use Am I Rural? to determine whether specific locations are considered rural based on various definitions the term, including definitions that are used as eligibility criteria for federal programs such as Rural Health Clinics and Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grant programs. It also states whether that address is in a Health Professional Shortage Areas or Medically Underserved Areas/Populations.

The tutorial on YouTube shows how to use the tool and what information it provides. http://bit.ly/1SxZsMn

NIH Syndicated Content

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Lunch with the RML Webinar, March 29, 2016 / noon – 1:00 pm ET

Host: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), http://1.usa.gov/1MwbNS7

Description: NIH offers a free and easy way for you to get trusted, up-to-date health information from the National Institutes of Health directly onto your website.  You do not need to write your own health content or worry about updating web pages. NIH content will populate on your web page with your website’s existing look and feel. Join us to learn how!

Presenters: Brooke Dine, Head, Web & Information Management Unit Public Services Division National Library of Medicine and Elizabeth Norton, Disaster Information Management Research Center Specialized Information Services Division National Library of Medicine

The link to access the live webinar can be found on http://1.usa.gov/1MwbNS7. Recordings of Lunch with the RML sessions can be found on http://1.usa.gov/1pFImCC

For more information about NIH Syndicated Content, check out these resources:

 

 

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Friday, March 4th, 2016

The Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center is a program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and funded by two parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NCATS and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). GARD provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy to understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.

Each rare or genetic disease has its own web page that includes: questions answered by GARD Information Specialists; links to resources where you can find more information; information about genetic testing and genetic services; scientific conferences that have been sponsored by NIH; organizations that provide information and support; information about research studies and clinical trials; and FDA-approved medications for rare diseases.

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD): http://1.usa.gov/1RMFzRq

History of HIV/AIDS Timeline

Friday, March 4th, 2016

On June 5, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles. This marked the first official reporting of what will become known as the AIDS epidemic.

AIDS.gov has published a History of HIV/AIDS Timeline that reflects the history of the domestic AIDS epidemic from its origins in illness, fear, and death to our present, hope-filled years. Originally created in 2011 to highlight milestones of “30 Years of AIDS,” the timeline has recently been updated with entries through 2015.

A Timeline of HIV/AIDS: http://1.usa.gov/1Yb31Ky

Understanding the Connection between Health Insurance and Taxes

Friday, March 4th, 2016

When you file your taxes, you’ll need to include information about your health coverage. Whether you enrolled in coverage, received financial help, or chose to go without coverage there may be tax implications — including the possibility of a penalty payment. Below are resources that will help you understand your 2015 health coverage status and what you need to do next!

Healthcare.gov: 2015 Health Coverage & Your Federal Taxes: http://1.usa.gov/1p4KFzl
How Health Coverage Affects Your Taxes Factsheet: http://1.usa.gov/1LEEeN6 (PDF)
No Health Coverage? What That Means for Your Taxes Factsheet: http://1.usa.gov/1pqmL19 (PDF)

Wise Eating Strategies Added to MedlinePlus.gov’s Nutrition Health Topic Page

Friday, February 19th, 2016

The newly-released federal dietary guidelines are accessible within a carefully written website that you can find in the ‘start here’ section of MedlinePlus.gov’s nutrition health topic page.

MedlinePlus.gov’s nutrition health topic page also provides links to the latest pertinent journal research articles, which are available in the ‘journal articles’ section. Links to clinical trials that may be occurring in your area are available in the ‘clinical trials’ section. You can sign up to receive updates about nutrition as they become available on MedlinePlus.gov.

To find MedlinePlus.gov’s nutrition health topic page, please type ‘nutrition’ in the search box on MedlinePlus.gov’s home page, then, click on ‘nutrition (National Library of Medicine) or follow this link: 1.usa.gov/1XBQT5g

Women in Clinical Trials

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Marsha Henderson, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health, encourages women to talk about participating in clinical trials. In her recent blog post, http://1.usa.gov/23vXhPx, she discusses her own experience and why it’s important for women to talk about clinical trials and potential participation. She also refers to the Women in Clinical Trials initiative from the FDA Office of Women’s Health, http://1.usa.gov/1nAOYBT. The site offers answers to questions women may have about joining clinical trials. Both sites emphasize that anyone interested in participating in trials needs to consult with health care providers. To find a clinical trial or see the types of trials that have been done, visit ClinicalTrials.gov.

 

Motivational Go4Life Fitness E-cards

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Know a Senior who needs some encouragement to keep or make a New Year’s Resolution? Or do you want to congratulate someone for being your fitness hero? Send them one of Go4Life’s free animated e-cards.  http://1.usa.gov/1RW1oks

Diabetes in Children and Teens

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

The American Diabetes Association estimates that there are 208,000 Americans under the age of 20 diagnosed with diabetes.

MedlinePlus has a Health Topics page devoted to Diabetes in Children and Teens. It has links to many useful resources about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and a number of the resources are available in Spanish. http://1.usa.gov/1Pkwj9l

The National Diabetes Education Program has a resource site for Youth and Teens Living With Diabetes. Teens can read about diabetes and how to manage their disease. Parents can read answers to many questions they have after their child has been diagnosed. The site includes information on both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. http://1.usa.gov/1PkvYmX