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Health Hotlines Discontinuation

Monday, September 26th, 2016

From the National Library of Medicine:

Health Hotlines was developed by NLM as a community service to help the public locate health-related information from organizations with toll free numbers. NLM has decided it will no longer update the Health Hotlines database because most of the information is now readily available through web search engines and because many of the organizations no longer have toll free numbers. Health Hotlines will remain online until the end of January, 2017, at which time it will be retired.”

A printable version of Health Hotlines is also available for download by the end of January 2017: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ced9

October Health Awareness Month

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

In addition to Health Literacy Month, October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Eye Injury Prevention Month, Home Eye Safety Month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Bullying Prevention Month, National Dental Hygiene Month, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, National Physical Therapy Month, and of course, National Medical Librarians Month.

To help you with planning, Healthfinder.gov puts together the National Health Observances 2016 at a Glancehttps://nnlm.gov/bhic/n4gt

AHRQ News Now

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was established to enhance the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health care services and access to care by conducting and supporting research, demonstration projects, and evaluations; developing guidelines; and disseminating information on health care services and delivery systems. The AHRQ Electronic Newsletter is issued periodically and summarizes Agency research and programmatic activities.

Recent headlines from the September 20, 2016, Issue #534 include Previous Studies May Have Overestimated Health Benefits of Public Smoking Bans; Oct. 31 Deadline Set for Nominating New Topics for Evidence Reviews; Register Now: Sept. 28 AHRQ Research Summit on Diagnostic Safety, Featured Case Study: Denver Hospital Uses AHRQ’s TeamSTEPPS Training To Enhance Teamwork.

To subscribe, go here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/f3ja

What is Naloxone?

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

To find the latest information about naloxone what it is and how it is administered visit the Naloxone topic page from National Institute on Drug Abuse. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/adbi

Also Easy –to –Read Drug Facts  and videos can be found at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/m541

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

To find out the most commonly abused drugs, prescription drugs and their possible health effects you can now find this information merged on one page on the NIDA’s web site. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/h41n

For information about treatment options for drug addiction, see NIDA’s Treatment pages. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/joja

Evidence-based Evaluation of Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Management

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Researchers from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health have published a review of complementary health approaches used to treat several chronic pain conditions. The review is designed to assist primary care providers.

To read the review, as well as access a blog entry, video Q and As and images about the study, go to NCCIH’s website: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9vcz

4 New MedlinePlus Health Topic Pages

Monday, September 19th, 2016

MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s site for patients and families, has recently added four new groups of disorders as Health Topic Pages.

Lipid Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/s4l4

Mitochondrial Diseases: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fio3

Amino Acid Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6db5

Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/06la

 

Updated Resource, Birth Control Guide

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Office of Women’s Health and the FDA have an updated resource, Birth Control Guide/Guía de Métodos Anticonceptivos. This easy-to-read chart provides information on the safety and effectiveness of FDA-approved medicines and devices for birth control. Learn more https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0skc

And to learn more about other methods of birth control, visit the Women’s Health website https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1gpv

Aware in Care toolkit

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The National Parkinson Foundation has developed the free Aware in Care kit with tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital visit. A recent study reported that many of those with Parkinson’s often do not receive their medications when needed while at the hospital putting them at a greater risk while there. This Aware in Care kit will assist hospital staff  informed during these visits.  These kits can be requested from your local chapter or center at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ynxk. If in Canada, call Parkinson Alberta at 1-877-243-9992 to order your kit. Find out more at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/tvhz

Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

From the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. This interactive infographic summarizes the information presented at a workshop. It will help you to learn more about the factors that affect the ability of older adults to meet their daily dietary needs