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
From the National Institutes of Health:
“The National Institutes of Health has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity, open to national and regional organizations, as well as local community groups, will support activities to promote enrollment and retention in the All of Us Research Program across diverse communities.
All of Us is an ambitious effort to gather data over time from 1 million or more people living in the United States, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health. Unlike research studies that are focused on a specific disease or population, All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide variety of health conditions. Researchers will use data from the program to learn more about how individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological make-up can influence health and disease. By taking part, people will be able to learn more about their own health and contribute to an effort that will advance the health of generations to come.”
More information about the All of Us Research Program and the funding opportunity: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g52c
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.
- WEBINAR: Homelessness in Special Populations: Formerly Incarcerated
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:00PM ET
- WEBINAR: Homelessness in Special Populations: Veterans
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:00PM ET
- WEBINAR: Homelessness in Special Populations: Women
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:00PM ET
- WEBINAR: Homelessness in Special Populations: Youth
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:00PM ET
MedlinePlus has information on Homeless Health Concerns: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9zr5
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
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.”
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 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.
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)