The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created Consumer.gov to help people learn about topics related to financial literacy, including credit, how to manage debt, identity theft, avoiding scams, budgeting, opening a bank account, shopping for prepaid cards, and managing money. Consumer.gov resources may be very helpful for adult learners. They contain concise and practical consumer information, are appropriate for audiences with varying degrees of English fluency, and are available in Spanish and free to use. Related consumer.gov materials can be ordered for free for use in classrooms and at community events. To read more about this topic, please see: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/p0j3
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From HealthDay posted on MedlinePlus, http://1.usa.gov/1R6budt
Dr. Jordan Josephson, a sinus specialist, said that some parts of the country may experience a “pollen superburst” this spring. Dr. Punita Ponda, an allergist-immunologist, recommended that people who know they have allergies start taking allergy medication one to two weeks before the start of the season.
Dr. Josephson also recommended additional ways to keep symptoms under control by taking precautions while indoors or after spending time outdoors.
If you need additional allergy resources, try one of these NIH sites:
Four one-hour webinars are available from the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center. (Webinar 1) Know the factors that influence people to adopt new ideas and technology so you can choose the best strategies for your project. • (Webinar 2) Gather community information that is most effective for planning your project. • (Webinar 3) Use a project-planning tool that allows you to logically link resources and activities to desired results. • (Webinar 4) Incorporate evaluation into your project and understand how your plan can be expanded into a full proposal. Participants are eligible to receive 1, 2, 3, 4, or 8 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit from the Medical Library Association. One hour of CE will be earned for each live or recorded webinar attended (up to 4 CEs), and an extra four CEs can be earned for a four-part homework assignment. All webinars must be viewed and homework completed and sent to the instructor by the deadline. To learn more, please visit: 1.usa.gov/1WAKqXv
Tinsel, holiday plants and human food – all can be hazards to your cats and dogs. The Food and Drug Administration have tips for keeping your pets safe: http://1.usa.gov/1NXRBXU
From all of us at BHIC, we wish you a happy holiday and a healthy New Year! We are going to be on hiatus for a couple of weeks and will return on January 4, 2016.
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A unique opportunity for patients to comment on research, education, analysis and editorial articles by the British Medical Journal is now available in a new initiative. BMJ is committing to improving the relevance and patient centeredness of its research by seeking reviews from patients as part of its peer review process.
Hello BHIC Readers!
BHIC will suspend posts after today and will resume posting on Monday January 5, 2015. All of us here at the Bringing Health Information to the Community blog would like to thank you all for reading our content and staying with us through the year, and we would like to wish everyone a safe & happy holidays!! See you all in 2015!
Join HealthyPeople2020 and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for a free webinar on the importance of substance abuse prevention and the progress being made to address this issue. This webinar, which takes place July 24 at 11am Central, includes three presentations focusing on data, communication efforts, and effective implementation strategies. CME, CNE And CHES credit available.
To register and view the complete webinar information (including presenter bios), visit the webex registration page: http://bit.ly/1rnbw83
Hello BHIC Readers!
The BHIC blog will be going on hiatus starting today, Monday May 12, and will resume our regular posting schedule the week of May 26th. We are taking a short break because all of the BHIC contributors will be attending the Medical Library Association annual meeting. We will be busy learning about new and emerging aspects and roles of medical librarianship, information literacy, new health resources, and much much more!
To learn more about the Medical Library Association and the conference go to: http://bit.ly/1le1o9G
BHIC will be taking a break over the holidays. Today is the last day of posts in 2013. BHIC will resume posting on Monday January, 6th 2014.