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Archive for July, 2012

EDUCATION: Next two Spotlight! sessions…

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2012   (rescheduled from June 27) -  1:00 MT, 2:00 CT  - Men’s Health -  Jim Honour will be presenting.   Men tend to have a lower life-expectancy than women. The fact is that men generally don’t like to think about their health, make unhealthy lifestyle choices and don’t do things to prevent health problems.  This interactive session will point to health information resources for men and for those who care about their health outcomes.
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT  -Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resources -Health disparities in the LGBT community are significant. There is a high prevalence of suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth; lesbians and bisexual females are less likely to be screened for cancer; elderly LGBT individuals can be isolated and lack access to social services creating barriers to health care; LGBT populations have the highest rate of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use.  In this Spotlight! session, presented by Dana Abbey, learn about important health issues for the LGBT community; understand specific health concerns for LGBT populations; and know about authoritative, culturally competent health information resources.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.   URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)