[PNRNews] News Shorts for the Network 12-12-07
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*News Shorts for the Network* is compiled and sent by the Regional Medical Library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR), to deliver messages of interest to providers of health information. Please feel free to share this information with others, and visit Dragonfly, the PNR news blog at http://nnlm.gov/pnr/.
News Shorts in this email:
- Safe Toys and Gifts Month
- Family History - An Early Warning for Your Child
- health08.org for health care issues addressed by candidates
- NIH News In Health
- Images from the History of Medicine database now searchable
- National Library of Medicine and NN/LM PNR holiday closures
- Pick a link! Treat yourself to some fresh health information
* Safe Toys and Gifts Month:
December is "Safe Toys and Gifts Month." See healthfinder.gov's current newsletter regarding keeping kids safe from lead in toys and selecting safe toys: http://www.healthfinder.gov/newsletter/200712.asp#focus.
* Family History - An Early Warning for Your Child
Family History - An Early Warning for Your Child, a CDC podcast currently available at http://www2a.cdc.gov:80/podcasts/player.asp?f=7307, discusses the importance of keeping a family history to increase awareness of potential health issues. Pointers are given on creating and maintaining the family history.
* health08.org for health care issues addressed by candidates:
health08.org (http://www.health08.org/index.cfm) is an effort by the Kaiser Family Foundation to provide a central hub for information about health policy issues in the 2008 election. The site provides analysis of policy issues, public opinion surveys, daily news updates, video of speeches and debates from the campaign trail, and original interviews.
* NIH News In Health:
The December issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now online at http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/. In this month's issue:
Raise a Toast to Healthy Holidays: Celebrate the Season Without Risky Drinking
Dealing With Hearing Loss: Hearing Aids Can Help
Lack of Sleep Disrupts Emotional Controls
Diabetes Rates Increasing Among Youth
Featured Web Site:
Aging and Health en Espanol, http://www.nia.nih.gov/Espanol
* Images from the History of Medicine database now searchable:
The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that catalog records from the Prints and Photographs Collection's "Images from the History of Medicine" database (http://wwwihm.nlm.nih.gov/) are now searchable in NLM's online database LocatorPlus: http://locatorplus.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First.
* National Library of Medicine and NN/LM PNR holiday closures:
The NN/LM PNR Regional Medical Library and the National Library of Medicine will be closed December 25 and January 1 in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day. NLM will also be closed on December 24.
* Pick a link!:
Computer phone calls get people exercising:
Immigrants less likely to report family history of cancer:
Heart attacks peak during the holidays:
Heart attack symptoms are different in women:
Women's Holiday Health Song from CDC:
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