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.”
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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
The Healthy People 2020 team announced the release of interactive infographics showing data from the Midcourse Review. The Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review helps evaluate the progress we’re making as a Nation toward Healthy People goals and objectives. To support this process, Healthy People 2020 created interactive infographics that show the status of measurable Healthy People objectives—so you can see where targets have been met and where there is still work to do to meet targets by the end of the decade.
Use these infographics to see progress data for:
- All topic areas
- All Leading Health Indicators (LHIs)
To read more and see the infographics, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ku5j
How can you know for sure what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates? FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The guide provides information on how the FDA regulates products and what the agency does and does not approve. To access more information, please see: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/gn76
National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) released NICHSR ONESearch. This consolidated search site allows researchers to search two unique databases and two specialized web portals with one simple search:
- Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) – information about ongoing health services research and public health projects
- Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR) – health services research and public health research relevant data sets, instruments and software
- Health Services Research Information Central (HSRIC) – links to high-quality news, data/tools/methods and grey literature selected to meet the needs of the health services research community
- Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners) – access to selected public health resources
Text is from the 2016 December 22 NLM Technical Bulletin
Tox Town has upped its game in 2017 with an updated and easier to navigate homepage with a new color scheme. Engaging photorealistic neighborhoods are now programmed with HTML 5 so you can easily view the site on your computer and hand held devices. Come explore imaginary neighborhoods (city, farm, port, town, US Southwest) where you will find the same trusted information you have come to expect from Tox Town.