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Archive for July, 2009

Health Literacy Month

Monday, July 6th, 2009

No, it’s not October yet.  But, now you have a unique opportunity to share health literacy stories.  The Health Literacy Month site will highlight a story a day during October 2009.  Helen Osborne, President of Health Literacy Consulting, is coordinating Health Literacy Month.  Health Literacy Month is an opportunity to get the word out about the importance of health literacy by capturing stories in words, pictures and sound that highlight this important issue.  Your stories are needed!  Learn more about how to share your stories on the Health Literacy Month site.

NIH News in Health, July issue

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Check out the July issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.  

This edition features articles about:

  • body image 
  • hydration
  • well water testing for kids health 
  • what’s living on your skin? 

To request print copies free of charge for your library, doctor’s office or institution, please email or call 301-435-7489 for more information.

To recommend topics for upcoming issues or share how you use the newsletter, visit the NIH News in Health Facebook wall .

MedlinePlus Health News Update

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Announcing enhancements to’s health news RSS feeds.  The RSS health news feeds now feature images and links back to MedlinePlus health topics.  Subscribe to the RSS news feeds by copying and pasting this URL into your RSS reader:

MedlinePlus Health News (English):

MedlinePlus Health News (Spanish):



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