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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

Flood Safety Tips

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Due to the recent flooding disaster in the southern states these resources may be helpful to review.

From the CDC – Flood home page and Flood Safety

MedlinePlus topic page with information in multiple languages Floods

FEMA home page Louisiana Floods

ExceptionalLives: Resource for Parents or Caregivers of Children or Adult Family Members with Disabilities

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

ExceptionalLives is a great resource for parents of children or adult family members with disabilities. There are new versions of their free online Guides for parents of children or adults with disabilities. The How-to Guides were developed to help parents through many complex processes like creating a specialized education plan, getting SSI benefits, or optimizing health insurance. The software compiles the right mix of information based on answers to questions about your family, so you only get what you need. The improved ease-of-use and new features were driven by parent feedback. We invite you to explore this site. 

 

 

Stop the Clot, Spread the Word

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The National Blood Clot Alliance has created an educational campaign to help prevent blood clots during hospitalization.

The campaign includes:

  • “A downloadable list of risk factors for blood clots
  • A short video about how hospitalization can put you at risk for a blood clot
  • A prevention plan checklist
  • A campaign infographic
  • Additional information to help people learn more about blood clot risks, signs and symptoms, and prevention before they enter the hospital”

Learn more by visiting the campaign website: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/b90c

In the News: Cupping

Monday, August 15th, 2016

From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health:

“If you’ve been watching the Olympics over the past week, you may have noticed some of the competing athletes are sporting more than medals. Spectators are noticing the red, circular marks on the skin of athletes. This is a result of a technique called cupping. Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. This practice dates back over 2,000 years but has received recent attention in the media due to its use by world-class athletes for injury relief. The cups used in cupping are typically made of bamboo, glass, or earthenware.”

Find reliable information on cupping: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/gsr7

Kidney Resources on MedlinePlus

Monday, August 15th, 2016

MedlinePlus has added a new health topic page on Kidney Tests.

Check out this page and other Kidneys and Urinary System topics: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/xuh7

MyPlate, MyState

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

MyPlate, MyState is the newest component of MyPlate, MyWins and leverages the prime growing and farmers market seasons. MyPlate, MyState asks the questions: What foods, flavors, and recipes is your state/territory known for, and how do they fit into your healthy eating style?
Foods and flavors from every state and territory in this nation can help us all create lasting healthy eating styles we can enjoy. Healthy eating styles are not rigid plans, but rather ones that can be adapted to include foods that you enjoy that meet your personal and cultural preferences and fit within your budget. The key is finding styles that fit your everyday life, and to make small changes that can add up to big success over time. MyPlate’s building blocks for healthy eating are a great place to start.
Learn more at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/eath

Redesigned National Guideline Clearinghouse

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The redesigned National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is available. While the look has dramatically changed, the contents of this site have been maintained.

Some of these key new features of the site are: 

  • Mobile and tablet: NGC is now optimized for viewing on mobile and tablet devices of any size. Responsive Web Design (RWD) techniques will provide a better viewing experience across a wide range of devices, from desktop and laptop computers, to tablets and mobile phones.
  • Updated search: Searching NGC is now a more streamlined experience. Filters can now be found on the left side of the search results page to narrow results.
  • Browsing by topic and organization: Find guidelines via a new Browse by Clinical Specialty page and an easier to use Browse by Organization page.
  • Redesigned compare feature: It is now easier to compare guidelines. Select which aspects you want to compare and generate a page that fits your needs. Learn more about the Compare Tool
  • Reorganized About & Help section: An easier way to learn how to use the site.

Check out the new and improved NGC at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kk9b.

 

New issue of MedlinePlus magazine

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine is now online. Topics include Zika virus, alcohol-medicines interactions, endmetriosis, oral health and aging, colorectal cancer, precision medicine, and age-related macular degeneration. To read the full issue, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/uuyw

Free Continuing Education from the AHRQ

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Did You Know? The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers a wide range of free continuing education on Improving Patient-Centered Care. This is part of AHRQ’s effort to produce research and evidence, along with tools and training materials, that help health care providers use current evidence in practice. The web-based continuing education is for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and others, via article and on-demand webinars. A list of available topics is here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/5mb9