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Aging in Place Technology Report 2016

The marketplace for technology to assist aging adults in the Longevity Economy is expected to grow sharply from $2 billion today to more than $30 billion in the next few years, according to the updated report by Aging in Place Technology Watch, more likely to be based on customization of standard software than creation of senior-specific products. The report provides predictions about key technology trends for 2016 and beyond. Families, caregivers, and seniors will acquire new offerings as services that are combined with persuasive training on how to use it. To read the report, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/n6sy

Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit

A variety of forces are pushing hospitals to improve their discharge processes to reduce readmissions. Researchers at the Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) developed and tested the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED). Research showed that the RED was effective at reducing readmissions and post-hospital emergency department (ED) visits. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality contracted with BUMC to develop this toolkit to assist hospitals, particularly those that serve diverse populations, to replicate the RED. In addition, there is a booklet for patients based on the RED Toolkit entitled, “Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital.”

Visit the web page to learn more: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/zyw8

 

Follow favorite journals with PubMed Journals

Put your NCBI account to work and follow favorite journals through PubMed Journals. This PubMed Labs experiment shows you the latest published articles in your journals along with news and trending content. For more information on the site and how to use it, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ignk

MATx App to Support Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

MATx empowers health care practitioners to provide effective, evidence-based care for opioid use disorders. This free app from SAMSHA supports practitioners who currently provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as those who plan to do so in the future. For more information and links to the apps, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/p35a

Screenshot of MATx App

Introduction to Public Health Digital Storytelling Webinars: The Role of Narrative in Public Health

November 9, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

For the past 20 years, StoryCenter has been supporting researchers, educators, social justice organizers, and advocates in understanding how first person narrative and participatory digital media production can advance a broad range of public health goals. Please join us for this overview of our core methods and an exploration of how narrative can enhance your public health efforts. For more information and links to registration, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fp6y

Text from StoryCenter, formerly The Center for Digital Storytelling

Dental Sealants Effective Protection for Preventing Cavities

From CDC Vital Signs. Learn about dental sealants, thin coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) and how it  can prevent cavities for years. You will find  a detailed fact sheet https://nnlm.gov/bhic/factsheet to download as well as educational  infographics. On related pages you can find  information on school- based sealant programs https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ui78 and oral health data https://nnlm.gov/bhic/cdcoralhealth.

 

Wrong Medicine Dosing in Children

A NIH funded study recommends the use of an oral syringe instead of a small measuring cup when giving medicine to children. In this study, with participation of more than 2,100 parents, they found that the greatest confusion occurred when parents used dosing cups instead of oral syringes. Parents also made more errors when they looked at medication labels that only referred to teaspoons. To learn more about this research listen to the podcast with  lead author, Dr. Shonna Yin, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/p86r

 

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) https://nnlm.gov/bhic/u1q5  is promoting their free Safe to Sleep® campaign and materials including various print resources and videos for parents and professionals. Many are also available in Spanish..You can use these materials to help parents of newborns and infants learn about safe sleep positions and to raise awareness of this condition in the community. Many of these items are available for download or can be ordered at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kxrb. For items that you can use to promote the Safe to Sleep® campaign or your outreach, check out our E-Toolkit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/lbub.

 

Virtual Healthy School

From the Centers for Disease Control:

“The Virtual Healthy School is an online, interactive school that provides innovative learning experiences to help make schools healthier. While the Virtual Healthy School’s major themes are nutrition, physical education and physical activity, and the management of chronic health conditions (e.g., asthma, diabetes) in schools—the tool includes examples of all 10 components of the [Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)] model incorporated into the entire school.”

Visitors to the Virtual Healthy School can navigate through different school rooms and find evidence-based strategies and action steps.

Virtual Healthy School: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ypwt

Tips for Staying Active at Any Size

Are you overweight and feeling overwhelmed about getting active? The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has tips for increasing activity at any size.

Staying Active at Any Size: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ltjw

Check out MedlinePlus for additional resources, including information in multiple languages: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/614r