Most breast cancer is diagnosed in women who are age 50 or older. However, breast cancer does affect younger women. About 10% of new diagnosis are in women younger than age 45. Breast cancer in young women is more likely to be hereditary than breast cancer in older women and more likely to be found at a later stage, when it is often more aggressive and difficult to treat. Many young women do not know their risk for breast cancer or ways to manage their risk. Learn more about breast cancer in young women at:
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Just released, according to AHRQ Stats as of mid-2015, young adults ages 18 to 29 were the most likely to gain health insurance coverage due to the Affordable Care Act. The uninsured rate for this group declined from 31 percent to 15 percent. Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. For more details, see the 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy here, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/l280
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
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 Glance. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/n4gt
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
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
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
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
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
- Download the chart in English (PDF) https://nnlm.gov/bhic/zxcy
- Descarge en español (PDF) https://nnlm.gov/bhic/19nz
And to learn more about other methods of birth control, visit the Women’s Health website https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1gpv