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Health and Wellness for Adolescent Girls and Women with Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions Knowledge Path

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

The Women’s Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University, both of whom are funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), released a new knowledge path, Health and Wellness for Adolescent Girls and Women with Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions. The knowledge path aims to bridge the public health and mental health information needs of professionals on approaches to promoting optimal health and wellness for women of childbearing age who experience a mental, emotional, or behavioral health condition. The knowledge path covers topics relevant to health promotion and disease prevention for all women, and specifically for women with mental and behavioral health disorders.

Topics include: reproductive and maternal health, intentional injury, chronic conditions, healthy behaviors, and health disparities. Contents include websites, distance learning tools, reports, data and statistics, journal articles and other literature and research, and guides on related topics. The knowledge path is available at: http://www.mchlibrary.org/KnowledgePaths/kp_WISH.html

A separate brief presents resources for women and their families. The brief is available at http://www.mchlibrary.org/families/frb_WISH.html

We welcome your comments and would appreciate your help in sharing this information with your colleagues via your website, social media, or e-news services.

Health & Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Presenter:       Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Dates:               September 22, 2014 (1 month)

Where:             Online

Details:             http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=661

Summary:  This course defines the core competencies of providing consumer health information services and then dives directly into the essential skills and knowledge that library staff need to build those competencies. The course starts by preparing you with tools to learn the demographics and health status of people in your community.

 

Objectives: Learners will be able to: Explain the concept of consumer health and how the library helps to build healthy communities. Explain the difference between literacy and health literacy. Feel comfortable and confident providing health reference to diverse users. Understand the ethical and legal issues about providing health information. Evaluate the quality of health information in a variety of formats, and teach users how to recognize the elements of trustworthy materials and the warning signs of dubious health information. Identify and choose authoritative health information resources that are appropriate for particular users. Apply criteria for collection development of consumer health materials. Plan health-related programming and events.

 

Important Note: This course has been certified for 12 contact hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. If you are taking this course for MLA CE, there are specific requirements to satisfy the 12-hour instruction requirement. The coursework also provides everything you need to qualify for Level 1 CHIS – the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA. Please read the document MLA CE and CHIS – Course Requirements for all the details.

Check Out the Latest Issue of the MAReport

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Health Literacy: Its Importance to You

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Who:     Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

When:   Thursday, August 21, 2014 (ET) / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Davis Auditorium (2nd floor), Hess Center for Science and Medicine

1470 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10029

Registerhttps://sites.google.com/site/nynjliteracy/

Abstract:  Do you want to know why health literacy is important to anyone in the healthcare field?  This introductory hands-on class will help you understand why this is a “hot” topic in healthcare.  We will define health literacy in today’s healthcare environment, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care, and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future.  We will also discuss your role in raising health literacy awareness in your organization and offer ideas on how this can be achieved.  Resources from the National Library of Medicine, government agencies, and other recognized resources in health literacy will be provided.

CEs:       2 MLA CEs; 2 NBPHE CEUs (in process); and NCHEC-CHES (in process)

NLM’s Online Playground: K-12 Health and Science Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Presenter:      Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Dates:              August 27, 2014

Where:             Moscow, PA

Details:             http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=661

Summary: This class will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. The online course is approved for 3 MLA CEs, as well as MLA CHIS Level 1 and Level 2.

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Presenter:      Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Dates:              September 5, 2014

Where:             Farmingdale, NY

Details:             http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=661

Summary: This interactive class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources and collection development core lists. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. The class will wrap-up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech. The online course is approved for 2 MLA CEs, as well as MLA CHIS Level 1 and Level 2.

August NIH News in Health

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Check out the August issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research:

Can You Recognize a Heart Attack or Stroke?
What To Do When Every Moment Counts
How would you react to a medical emergency? When it comes to life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke, every minute counts.

Surviving Sepsis
Taming a Deadly Immune Response
Many people have never heard of sepsis, or they don’t know what it is. But sepsis is one of the top 10 causes of disease-related death in the U.S. The condition can arise suddenly, and it’s often hard to recognize.

Health Capsules:

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.

Visit our Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or let us know what you find helpful about the newsletter. We’d like to hear from you!

Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-402-7337 for more information.

If you’re an editor who wishes to reprint our stories, please see http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/about.htm for information.

NLM e-Clips

Friday, August 15th, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

General Research Use collection streamlines access to patient-level data in dbGaP

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/news/07-29-2014-dbgap-general-research-use-collection/

 

Good Morning America’s Amy Robach Headlines NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/medlineplus_mag_robach.html

 

National Library of Medicine Announces Community Health Maps Blog

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/community_health_maps_blog.html

 

NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information Receives HHSinnovates Award

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/hhsinnovates_award_ncbi.html

 

Save the Dates: 2015 “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” Course

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/ja14_libguide_ncbi.html

 

Updated Policy for MEDLINE Indexing Requirements for Electronic Journals (2014)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/ja14_ejournals.html

 

NLM DIRECTOR’S PODCASTS

 

Improving Care for Alcohol Abuse

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript070714.html

 

IPF Treatment Progress

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript063014.html

 

Native American Health Education: Dr. Lindberg Recognized

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript071414.html

 

Rethinking Industrialized Marijuana

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript072814.html

 

Seniors’ Hip Fracture Risks

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript080414.html

 

Transforming Teen Sex Education

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript072114.html

 

NLM IN THE NEWS

 

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries

http://www.umassmed.edu/news/news-archives/2014/07/Binding-Wounds-Pushing-Boundaries/

 

Exhibit, lecture exploring lives of 19th century physicians coming to TROY’s Dothan [Alabama] Campus

http://www.dothanfirst.com/story/d/story/exhibit-lecture-exploring-lives-of-19th-century-ph/34607/N2CPrMke60WqR3zTbNMl1A

 

Exhibit on Native health comes to Honolulu

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/26033909/exhibit-on-native-health-comes-to-honolulu

 

Expert offers tips to protect kids from the heat

http://www.jconline.com/story/life/wellness/2014/07/01/protect-kids-hot-weather/11789687/

 

Markham’s Masterpiece

http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/markhams-masterpiece/

National Library of Medicine exhibition on display at USD [Vermillion, South Dakota] explores several Shakespeare plays

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/0860baa483c24792aab2766edd04d9e1/SD–USD-Shakespeare-Exhibition/

 

NLM History of Medicine Blog Celebrates First Anniversary

http://www.arl.org/news/community-updates/3317-nlm-history-of-medicine-blog-celebrates-first-anniversary#.U8A6SaiH9Aw

 

Radio PSAs to promote health website [The University of New Mexico]

http://hscnews.unm.edu/news/radio-psas-to-promote-health-website070214

 

Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig’s

http://www.webmd.com/news/20140722/blood-test-might-help-predict-survival-with-lou-gehrigs-disease

 

The Battle to End Antibiotic Use in Farm Agriculture

http://nihrecord.nih.gov/newsletters/2014/08_01_2014/story1.htm

 

Traveling exhibition opens in Hawaii

http://www.eturbonews.com/47967/traveling-exhibition-opens-hawaii

 

NEW IN NLM IN FOCUS

 

“Golden Age” of Neurobiology on the Horizon, Says Leiter Lecturer

http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/07/golden-age-of-neurobiology-on.html

 

Native Voices Exhibition Now Showing in Alaska

http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/07/native-voices-exhibition-leave.html

 

NEW OR UPDATED MEDLINEPLUS FEATURES

 

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine, Summer 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/

Practical Use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data

Friday, August 15th, 2014

SPL/DailyMed Jamboree 2014 Workshop – Practical use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data

The National Library of Medicine is sponsoring a free public meeting, SPL/DailyMed Jamboree 2014 Workshop – Practical use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data. Speakers from the Federal government (NLM and IHS), industry (Bayer, Wolters-Kluwer), academia, and non-profit sectors will speak on their experience with Structured Product Label (SPL) drug data as well as RxNorm. The emphasis is on practical and novel ways to use this free data, which is produced cooperatively by NLM and FDA. Topics include SPLs and clinical decision support, extracting indication and drug interaction data from SPLs using natural language processing, e-prescribing experience within the Indian Health Service, Linked Data and SPLs, the use of RxNorm by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and more. The proceedings will be webcast and archived.

When: September 18, 9:30 AM to 4:15 PM (ET)
Where: Lister Hill Auditorium, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, NIH Building 38A, 1st Floor, Bethesda, Maryland 20894

Visit the SPL/DailyMed Jamboree 2014 Workshop webpage to register for the in-person meeting and to view the agenda and speakers. The link to the webcast will be added when available.

Resources for National Breastfeeding Month

Friday, August 15th, 2014

August is National Breastfeeding Month, first proclaimed by the United States Breastfeeding Committee in 2011. This blog post will highlight resources from the National Library of Medicine (and other authoritative sites) related to this topic.

LactMed: Drugs and Lactation Database is a National Library of Medicine (NLM) database containing information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. LactMed offers users the ability to search for a generic, brand or chemical name, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number, pharmacologic category, and/or subject terms, and retrieve information on the effects the agent has on breastfeeding. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate. LactMed is updated monthly. In addition to access through the website, an App is available for both iPhone and Adroid devices.

Womenshealth.gov from the Office on Women’s Health currently has feature articles which address breastfeeding in the work environment, as well as a health topic page devoted to Breastfeeding. The topics page includes links to a fact sheet and other resources and information on: why breastfeeding is important, learning to breastfeed, breastfeeding challenges, pumping and storage of breast milk, and others.

MedlinePlus also has a Health Topics page devoted to Breastfeeding with links to materials in 14 languages other than English and Spanish. The page includes the usual types of information, including several videos, links to ClinicalTrials.gov and journal articles, and information just for dads!

In addition, two organizations provide national and local support for moms who breastfeed (or are considering breastfeeding) their babies: March of Dimes and La Leche League. Both organizations have local chapters and support groups which provide mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.