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Archive for 2014

New Year, New Healthy Habits

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Need some ideas for healthier habits in 2015? Make your resolutions stick with these tips for fun and practical real life changes.

Wishing a happy and healthy new year to all!

Plan to Be Smoke-Free in 2015

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

As we head toward the end of this year, the CDC offers a few tips for a smoke-free 2015.

Every January 1, people all over the world make New Year’s resolutions. If you’re one of the nearly 7 out of 10 current U.S. smokers who want to quit, why not get started today? Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Quitting now can cut your risk for diseases caused by smoking and leave you feeling stronger and healthier. Most smokers who want to quit try several times before they succeed, but you can take steps that can improve your chances of quitting for good.

Develop a Quit Plan: Planning ahead is a major part of successfully quitting smoking. offers details on how to create an effective quit plan.

Use Free, Effective Resources: There are many free resources for people trying to quit smoking. Check out 1-800-QUIT-NOW, a call line and source of encouraging texts; Smokefree TXT, which sends texts of encouragement and advice to your phone; and Smokefree Apps, apps to help you become– and stay–smoke-free. A few information pages also provide tips and personal stories. Check out pages on Smoking (MedlinePlus), Quitting Smoking (CDC), and Tips From Former Smokers (CDC).

Find a Medication That’s Right for You: Many options are available if you are considering using medications to help you quit smoking. Studies show that smokers who use medicine to help control cravings, along with coaching from a quit line, in a group, or from a counselor, are much more likely to succeed than those who go it alone.

Even if you don’t smoke yourself, you can use this article to help a friend or family member become smoke-free in 2015!

Happy Holidays from the PNR!

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Holiday card with photo of holly and a holiday greeting

Announcing New Funding Opportunities – Deadlines Extended!

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Hear Ye!The NN/LM PNR invites proposals for a new suite of funding opportunities for projects carried out  between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.   If you are a Network member in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, we want to support your good ideas and encourage you to submit a proposal!

Proposals will be accepted until February 3 February 17, 2015.   Also, if you plan to submit an application, we need a brief statement of intent no later than January 13 January 27, 2015 to help our planning process. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to




PNR Rendezvous for December 10 (rescheduled)- Integrating Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP) Skills into a Case-Based Medical School Curriculum

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Well, oops!   We had to reschedule our November 19 PNR Rendezvous event due to technical difficulties.

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to reschedule our speakers, Jane D. Saxton, Director of Library Services, and Jennifer Beardsley, Senior Librarian, of Bastyr University, who will present on Integrating Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP) Skills into a Case-Based Medical School Curriculum.

Rescheduled for December 10, 2014 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska, 2 PM Mountain). 


November is National Diabetes Month

Monday, November 24th, 2014

turkeyThanksgiving is soon approaching, a time when many are giving thanks for food, family and health. Many favorite dishes are loaded with sugars and it is tempting to overeat. This can be a health issue for those with diabetes. Whether we have a family history or not, we shouldn’t deprive ourselves but rather, consider eating in moderation while enjoying a great feast.

The Diabetes Educator website provides a nice visual on how to divide your plate along with some healthier recipes:

The American Diabetes Association includes tips on Navigating the Thanksgiving Feast and other holiday tips:

So go ahead and enjoy the feast but remember that if you’re thankful for your health, stuff that turkey and not yourself! (more…)