“Best if Used By” is a type of date you might find on a meat, poultry, or egg product label. Are dates required on these food products? Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date?Food-related illness can be quite serious, even life threatening, particularly for an older person. Understanding product dates is one way to help you make safe food choices about perishable foods you buy at the grocery store, like meat, poultry, eggs or dairy products. Learn more about food product dating from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/lsfl
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Many individuals do not understand the benefits, harms, and risks of treatment, even after signing a consent form. This raises patient safety and liability concerns, and runs counter to person-centered care. AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) has developed two interactive training modules that teach clear, comprehensive, engaging communication strategies that hospitals and clinical teams can use to ensure that people understand the benefits, harms, and risks of their alternatives, including the option of not having any treatment. AHRQ has also developed an implementation guide to provide guidance for implementing the training modules using a quality improvement (QI) approach. To access more information and a link to the free training, please see: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/hhye.
Tox Town, an interactive environmental health website from the National Library of Medicine, has a plain language page on carbon monoxide: what it is, human health consequences, and how to prevent poisoning. Using the scenes in Tox Town, users can view locations and occupations where carbon monoxide can be found.
Tox Town is available in English and Spanish.
Carbin Monoxide (Tox Town): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1qwq
New Data Spotlight: 500 Cities and ACS 2011-2015
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/z18z
This webinar will highlight the newest data available on Community Commons – including the recently released 500 Cities Data and the American Community Survey five year estimates from 2011-2015.
About 500 Cities Project from Community Commons: The 500 Cities Project is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The 500 Cities project aims to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States. Small area estimates allow cities and local health departments to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related variables and to plan for public health interventions.
Beyond Needs Assessments: Using Community Commons Data for Advocacy and Program Development
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/sut3
This webinar will explore how to use Community Commons data for advocacy and program development.
The February 2017 NIH News in Health lists Easy-to-Read Drug Facts as its featured website. From the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “this easy-to-read website talks about drug use, addiction, and treatment. It has pictures and videos to help readers understand the text. The website also can read each page out loud. The pages are easy to print out to share with people who do not have computers.”
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The CDC has a number of resources to aid in education and prevention campaigns
- VetoViolence (Violence Education Tools Online)
- Includes trainings such as Dating Matters, a free, online course available to “educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others dedicated to improving teen health”
- Teen Dating Violence as a featured topic under the CDC’s Violence Prevention site
- Includes links to healthy relationships infographic
Last week, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six weeks more of winter. The following resources can help you stay active, even in the cold and snow.
Find a national park: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/oion
Find a state park: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/hhae
Fighting the Winter Blues (HealthySD.gov): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ar1f
A new beta version of ClinicalTrials.gov is available for user testing. The test site can be accessed from a link on the homepage or directly at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1a4c. The beta site will be available for at least one month to obtain feedback from the public. The new version of ClinicalTrials.gov was developed to provide new features to support searching for clinical studies.
To make women more aware of the danger of heart disease, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is sponsoring a national program called The Heart Truth®, in partnership with many national and community organizations. The program’s goal is to raise awareness about heart disease and its risk factors among women and educate and motivate them to take action to prevent the disease and control its risk factors.
The centerpiece of The Heart Truth is the Red Dress®, which was introduced as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 by the NHLBI. The Red Dress® reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and inspires them to take action to lower their risk for the disease.
For more information about women and heart disease, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/pir7