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Vaccines, Vaccinations, and NLM

Mon, 2021-03-22 12:43

More than 25 million people in the U.S. have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

Getting a spot in the COVID vaccine line will become one of the shared stories of this pandemic.

As a resident of Washington, DC, and someone who is over 65 years of age, Patti became eligible pretty early – January 11. At the time, DC released appointment slots through its public web site. Learn more about Patti’s story here.

 

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Life Interrupted: Telling Breast Cancer Stories

Mon, 2021-03-22 12:40

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is proud to be partnering with Director Paula Mozen, to offer a series virtual film screenings and panel discussions featuring LIFE INTERRUPTED a documentary film featuring empowering stories of breast cancer survivors.

Join us LIVE for a Virtual Panel Discussion on one of the dates below to engage with breast cancer survivors and medical professionals from their own communities, learn about breast cancer, ask questions, and share your experience. The 64-minute documentary will be available to stream on demand a week prior to the dates below.

The next event is today and the information is below.

 

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What Makes A Vaccine Successful?

Mon, 2021-02-22 12:16

At the moment we’re all talking about vaccines like never before, but what makes a vaccine successful?

The ultimate indicator of a successful vaccination campaign—the percentage of people who are fully vaccinated against a condition, such as COVID-19—must be tracked by all communities. Read more on how states and localities can improve the data they share here.

The information is accessible in a variety of languages such as English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, Thai and Portuguese.

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Rare Disease Month

Mon, 2021-02-22 12:10

Rare diseases are individually rare yet collectively common. In fact, 1 in 10 people in the USA are affected by a rare disease. There are only six days until Rare Disease Day and you can learn more about the day here.

To find out more information about rare diseases and their impact on so many of us, click here.

 

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Black History Month Webinar

Mon, 2021-02-22 12:05

In recognition of Black History Month, join the All of Us Research Program in celebrating African-American researchers’ impact and contributions to the media and research fields on Friday February 26th at 12-1:30pm EST.

The event is open to anyone with a passion for discovery and innovation but is especially designed for African American emerging researchers and early career investigators.

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NNLM Reading Club Presents…Resurrection Lily with author Amy Byer Shainman & Ellen Matloff, CGC

Mon, 2021-01-25 13:17

Please join us as Amy Byer Shainman, also known as the BRCA Responder, discusses her book, Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew: A Memoir. Ms. Shainman is a patient advocate who provides support and education surrounding BRCA and other hereditary cancer syndromes. She is also the executive producer of the award-winning documentary Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer. She is a BRCA-1 gene mutation carrier and a “previvor,” the term for a survivor of a cancer predisposition. Amy Byer Shainman will be joined by Ellen Matloff, Certified Genetic Counselor, and President and CEO of My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides scalable, updated genetic counseling solutions. In this powerful program, these two genetic cancer experts will share their story, their knowledge and answer your questions.

Click here to join us for the event on March 11th from 3-4pm EST.

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