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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

Healthy People 2020: New Infographics on Progress Towards Objectives

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

Is it Really FDA-Approved?

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

Glossaries at SIS: Terminology for HIV/AIDS, Disasters, Toxicology and More

Whenever you learn about a new health topic, you’ll need to become familiar with a new set of terms related to the topic, which is when a glossary may come in handy. Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine provides access to glossaries covering a range of health topics, from HIV/AIDS to disaster-related terminology:

  • HIV/AIDS: Use the AIDSinfo Glossary (also available in Spanish) to look up definitions and illustrations to HIV/AIDS-related terms in consumer-friendly language.
  • Multilingual Glossaries: Find links to glossaries in multiple languages under the “Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Online Translation Tools” section of the Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page.
  • Disasters: The Disaster Information Management Research Center provides a guide to Disaster Glossaries, with links to glossaries under topics like “Climate and Weather” and “Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism.”
  • Toxicology: The full IUPAC Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology, 2nd Edition (2007) is available on the Environmental Health and Toxicology Information page.

Read more on SIS at: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/prj6

Health Information for All

Healthcare consumers are dissatisfied with the state of health care information in their lives, according to a survey supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Oliver Wyman, and conducted by the Altarum Institute. The survey found that vulnerable US health citizens are health information-compromised. This group of people tends to be uninsured, Spanish-speaking, caregiving, and enrolled in Medicaid. The lack of health/care information access jeopardizes care access and quality, putting people at-risk for worse health outcomes, eventual higher costs, and greater burden of disease compared with people who enjoy health information access. Learn more about key findings and how to deliver patient-centered care: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ml4b

 

National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day – January 26

National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day is an annual live online chat held between high school students and NIDA scientists during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. Students from around the country ask the questions they most want the answers to about drugs and drug abuse, including drug effects, how to help friends or family that are abusing drugs, and what causes addiction. Our expert scientists give them the facts. Join the chat on Janaury 26, 2017. Read more at: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6xyt

NIAMS Community Outreach Website

Whether you are a health care provider or community organizer, this website will connect you with free resources about bones, joints, muscles, and skin as you plan your outreach efforts and community events. The information on this website has been organized to make it easier for you to find the resources you need to educate your patients and community members about bone, joint, muscle, and skin health. See upcoming health observances, use the e-toolkit, and get help from experts: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6z1v

Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit

Rural Health Information Hub has created a new toolkit: Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment. Like other evidence-based toolkits on the site, the Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit provides models for programs, evaluation tools and sustainability resources.

Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/a07s