Every patient should ask questions when getting a new prescription. This is especially important when your doctor, dentist or other health care professional prescribes you an opioid, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine and morphine. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) provides information to assist health care consumers to dialog with their physicians before taking opioids. Information is also available in Spanish. Learn what to ask at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/09p3
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Hesperian is a non-profit that creates and distributes plain language health guides in multiple languages. Although they sell print books, pdf versions of their books, including Where there is no doctor, and many fact sheets are available for no-cost download.
Hesperian Health Guides: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/zgrr
Workers in agriculture can experience numerous health issues, including pesticide and dust exposure, injury and stress. Many may face additional challenges due to language barriers, access to healthcare and poverty. The Rural Health Information Hub has information about the health status of farm workers and organizations that support agricultural health initiatives. ToxTown has occupational and environmental health resources for providers, employers and employees. ToxTown is available in English and Spanish.
Rural Migrant Health (Rural Health Information Hub): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qh6r
Rural Agricultural Health and Safety (Rural Health Information Hub): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/y5sx
ToxTown Farm (National Library of Medicine): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/lidh
From the National Library of Medicine:
To concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials, NLM will be retiring the Asian American Health portal on November 21, 2016. Please use HealthReach for patient education materials in multiple languages, and for provider materials for those working with diverse lingual communities. In 2017, the HealthReach team will begin working with community based organizations and stakeholder to examine the current HealthReach collection and expand it to include more Asian language patient education materials. If you have any questions or comments please contact Laura Bartlett.
October is Dental Hygiene Month. The National Library of Medicine has resources to promote good oral health.
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce has a Dental Public Health topic page that includes Health Promotion resources: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/i13l
Multilingual Resources include:
Child Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ia89
Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9xcy
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases presents two free bilingual resources. Ana’s Story: Sports Injuries/La historia de Ana: Lesiones deportivas and Isabel’s Story: Osteoporosis/La historia de Isabel: Osteoporosis. These fotonovelas provide reliable information on preventing and managing sports injuries and osteoporosis in an engaging, easy-to-read format to help patients, family members, and others learn tips for healthy bones and muscles. Learn more: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/exgy
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
Get in touch with your inner child and watch Sesame Street‘s Raya teach Elmo about preventing Zika virus in these 30-second clips.
- Elmo and Raya Learn About Zika – focuses on preventing mosquitoes from breeding (Spanish version from Plaza Sésamo: Elmo y Raya saben sobre el zika)
- Elmo and Raya Learn How To Prevent Mosquito Bites (Spanish version from Plaza Sésamo: Elmo y Raya aprenden a evitar las picaduras)
For more information from Plaza Sésamo, visit their Zika page.
Do you live in or are traveling to an area that has the mosquito that spreads Zika? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has downloadable posters and handouts in multiple languages. The materials provide guidance for pregnant women and for people who want to build a home Zika prevention kit.
Download materials: http://bit.ly/29HfJAZ
“Diabetes: Your Way” by Mount Sinai Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing, works for everyone but was designed to specifically address the point of view of Black and Hispanic people with diabetes. The free app, available in English and Spanish, helps with setting goals, food and exercise guidance, relaxation ideas and more: http://bit.ly/28Mb2E4