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Homelessness in Special Populations (webinar series)

The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is offering a webinar series for providers and others who work with people experiencing or at risk for homelessness.

MedlinePlus has information on Homeless Health Concerns: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9zr5

Beta Version of ClinicalTrials.gov Available for Testing

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.

ClinTrials-beta

For more information see the Technical Bulletin article via https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9q5u.
Tse T. Beta Version of ClinicalTrials.gov Available for Testing. NLM Tech Bull. 2017 Jan-Feb;(414):e4.

Women and Heart Disease Month

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

Memory Affected by Cancer Treatment

Many people are living longer with cancer because of major advances in diagnosis and screening as well as better treatments. But cancer treatment can have an impact on memory, sometimes referred to as “chemobrain.”

From NIHSeniorHealth.gov you can learn how cancer treatment can affect memory and find tips to help improve memory and concentration after cancer treatment, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/lzjx.

The information on Surviving Cancer and memory was developed for NIHSeniorHealth by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH.

For more information from NCI, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/3v0w

Michael Phelps and Depression – NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

Michael Phelps shares his struggles with depression in the Winter 2017 issue of the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine. Additional articles include:

  • Understanding Depression
  • Treating the Problem Prostate
  • Beating Breast Cancer
  • Putting a Pause in Pain
  • From Hot Flashes to Cool Insights: Menopause

If you would like to receive email updates about the magazine or a free print subscription, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/mpsubscribe.

Fact sheets on winter health dangers

APHA’s Get Ready campaign has fact sheets on winter storms, cold weather safety, and cold and flu. The PDF documents are available in English and Spanish.

Not familiar with APHA Get Ready? This American Public Health Association (APHA) campaign “helps Americans prepare themselves, their families, and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies.” (from Get Ready: About)

Effects of Severe Weather on Behavioral Health

A recent SAMHSA newsletter article discusses the impact of severe weather on mental health. The piece includes some “disaster mental health tips” and links to resources to help communities develop “thoughtful approaches that consider behavioral health preparations and responses to severe storms and other disasters.”

Four Steps to Managing Your Diabetes for Life

The National Diabetes Education Program, part of the Centers for Disease Control, has updated its 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life booklet. It has been reviewed for plain language and is available in 13 languages.

Download here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0slr

Health Disparities: You know there’s a need, now prove it! (webinar)

From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region:

Most of us can see with our own eyes that inequity exists, including in health access and outcomes. How do we prove it to policy makers, grant funders and other decision makers? Are there model interventions that we can replicate? This entry-level presentation will explore online sources of reliable health statistics, research and evidence-based community interventions. The emphasis of this presentation will be on free information resources and may be of particular interest to community-based organizations, public health workers, public library staff and others who do not have access to academic library resources.

Feb 24, 2017
12:00PM – 1:00PM ET
Instructor:
Kate Flewelling

Myth-Busting Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has compiled myths and facts about the use of natural products for health issues, such as insomnia, cognitive decline and cold prevention.

Myth-Busting Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness (NCCIH Clinical Digest): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/8qog