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Genetics Home Reference: new topics

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Genetics Home Reference (http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/), from the National Library of Medicine, provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.

Two new conditions have been added to the site.

Lung Cancer: http://1.usa.gov/1ZijcHX

Ovarian Cancer: http://1.usa.gov/1OoczQM

HHS launches resources system to improve disaster preparedness

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

“Health and emergency preparedness professionals now have access to the nation’s first and most comprehensive system of resources designed specifically to help communities better prepare for and manage the health impacts of disasters.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) features resource materials, a help line, just-in-time suggestions and tools to share information gleaned from real-life experiences in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters.”

Full announcement: http://1.usa.gov/1McOKoW

TRACIE: https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/

New Healthy Schools page from the CDC

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

From the Centers for Disease Control:

“Start the school year equipped with information to help teachers, parents, and students create a healthier school environment. CDC’s Healthy Schools website offers a number of resources and guidance tools to help get things started.”

Healthy Schools: http://1.usa.gov/1QJAbN5

Go4Life: evidence-based physical activity program for seniors

Monday, September 21st, 2015

From the National Institute on Aging:

Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Motivating older adults to become physically active for the first time, return to exercise after a break in their routines, or build more exercise and physical activity into weekly routines are the essential elements of Go4Life. Go4Life offers exercises, motivational tips, and free resources to help you get ready, start exercising, and keep going. The Go4Life campaign includes an evidence-based exercise guide in both English and Spanish, an exercise video, an interactive website, and a national outreach campaign.”

Go4Life: https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/

New Health Education Materials on Blood Clots: This Is Serious

Monday, September 14th, 2015

From the Centers for Disease Control:

“The Duke Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched new health education materials for women who are at an increased risk for blood clots. This Is Serious is a health education campaign developed by the Duke Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center, in partnership with the Division of Blood Disorders at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at CDC. The objective of this work is to increase awareness and action around the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots, in women.”

This is Serious: http://thisisserious.org/

Free webinar- navigating the Medicare.gov website

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Live training webinar: “Medicare.gov: The Official Online Resource for Medicare”

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

2:00 – 3:00pm (ET)

Medicare.gov is the official online resource for Medicare information. During this webinar, CMS staff will present an overview of the tools and resources available on Medicare.gov. The presentation will highlight key areas of Medicare content and discuss site elements to help users navigate quickly and easily. The webinar will include a demo of tools on the site, like the Medicare Plan Finder and the Publications tool. The webinar is free, however registration is required. Upon registering, a confirmation email will be sent to you. This registration confirmation email includes the instructions for joining the webinar.

To learn more about this learning opportunity go to http://1.usa.gov/1XHtJvB    Direct registration link is http://bit.ly/1OvykuA

Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshop materials

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Six 1-hour workshops were developed, based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Each workshop includes a lesson plan, learning objectives, talking points, hands-on activities, videos, and handouts. The workshops are designed for community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings. Workshop titles include:

Enjoy Healthy Food that Tastes Great,

Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks,

Eating Healthy on a Budget,

Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off,

Making Healthy Eating Part of Your Total Lifestyle,

Physical Activity is the Key to Living Well.

All workshops are available in Spanish and are free to order.  For more information: http://1.usa.gov/1LXMCqa

New App Provides Access to National Library of Medicine HIV-information

Monday, August 31st, 2015

From HealthHIV:

“HealthHIV, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the launch of the Go2HIVInfo mobile application. HealthHIV created the Go2HIVInfo app to provide information about and direct access to NLM’s authoritative HIV-related websites to HIV providers, advocates, and people living with HIV/AIDS.The websites featured on the Go2HIVInfo app are:

More information: http://bit.ly/1LFucHV

AHRQ’s State Snapshots Measure Health Care Quality, Access State by State

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) State Snapshots allows users to analyze data from their state in various ways, including types and settings of care, select clinical conditions, insurance status, access to care and priority populations. Data are drawn from the 2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which is compiled from more than 200 measures and represents the most complete source of data on the use and cost of health care and health insurance coverage in the Nation.

http://1.usa.gov/1MIvox9

Know What the Benefits of Breastfeeding Are

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Choosing to breastfeed is one of the first decisions that parents make about their newborn’s health. But no matter how long a mother does it for, breastfeeding has health benefits for her, the baby, and can help save money.

Find more information about:

Breastfeeding and the reasons why it is the best source of nutrition for the first 6 months of a child’s life;  http://1.usa.gov/1MFZp0A  (also available in Spanish)

More about how the health care law (“Obamacare”) requires most health insurance plans to cover the costs of breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding.  http://1.usa.gov/1WH7ViZ