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Changes to Google Symptom Search

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Google is rolling out a new symptom search, which is purportedly will produce search results that include an overview description along with information on self-treatment options and what might warrant a doctor’s visit. By doing this, their goal is to help you to navigate and explore health conditions related to your symptoms, and quickly get to the point where you can do more in-depth research on the web or talk to a health professional. Google worked with a team of medical doctors to carefully review the individual symptom information, and experts at Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic evaluated related conditions for a representative sample of searches to help improve the lists we show. Read more about it on the official Google blog: http://bit.ly/28XKW2p

Addiction Treatment in Rural Communities

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Small town life in America is affected by the opioid crisis, but communities are coming together to implement solutions and try new ideas. Partnering and combing resources facilitates change. Read about what one town in Massachusetts is doing to make a difference: http://bit.ly/28O78LW

Why Healthy Communities Matter to Business

Monday, June 20th, 2016

This May 2016 issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps “highlights why businesses should care about the health of their communities, outlines ways employers can get involved with community health improvement, and offers local examples of success.” Visit http://rwjf.ws/28JjJi8 to read the summary and download the PDF of the entire Issue Brief.

CDC Protects Business From Chronic Health Threats to Major Emergencies

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Business Pulse is a feature that offers businesses useful resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Explore benefits associated with CDC’s work to protect Americans—including businesses and their workforces—from chronic threats that impact health and productivity to major health emergencies. Produced by the CDC Foundation, Business Pulse focuses on a different topic each quarter. To learn more http://bit.ly/24GHMlF

June NIH News in Health

Monday, June 13th, 2016

This month’s issue of NIH News in Health includes:

  • Can You Lengthen Your Life?
  • Seeking Allergy Relief
  • Complementary Approaches for Depression
  • Featured Website: Prescription Drug Abuse

NIH News in Health: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/

Keeping safe while traveling

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Traveling this summer? Whether traveling by car, boat, plane, bike or foot, MedlinePlus has resources for keeping you safe.

Traveler’s Health (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/25JawQz

Men’s Health Resources

Monday, June 6th, 2016

June is Men’s Health Month. The has created a list of resources to help prevent and manage health issues affecting men, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Prostate problems

Celebrating the SuperMen in Your Life: http://bit.ly/25J8HTC

HHS Syndication Storefront

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Want to place content from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) government websites onto your own site? Content syndication allows you to place high-quality HHS content in the look and feel of your site. The syndicated content is automatically updated in real time, requiring no effort from your staff to keep the pages up to date.

The HHS Syndication Storefront has created an easy way for public health partners to access the federally produced digital resources — including web content, images, video, data, infographics, and more – for use on websites, apps, and social media. Syndication allows our science-based resources to be combined with information at state and local levels, and helps coordinate health messaging for maximum impact.

For more information, see http://1.usa.gov/1P8x28v

Email notifications for WordPress subscribers

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Our email notifications are working again for WordPress Subscribers. You should receive this notice along with the 9 posts from this week that were not previously emailed to the WordPress Subscribers. From here on, everyday we post, you may get 1 email with multiple posts instead of separate emails. Contact AnnetteParde-Maass@creighton.edu if you are not receiving these notifications, have questions, or are interested in subscribing to the BHIC digest listserv which also compiles each day’s posts into one email.

Farmers Markets Directory

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Spring is the perfect time to connect with local farmers markets. Use the USDA Farmers Market Directory to find market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, accepted forms of payment, and more. Local markets are a great place to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread, meat, and dairy that is grown or produced in your area. Encourage your friends, family, and clients to explore local farmers markets. Please see the site for more information: http://1.usa.gov/1XWfLqj