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Multi-Cultural Family Health Fair & Conference

Saturday August 24th 10am—2pm Family Conference Nutrition and Culture Physical Activity & the impact of Inactivity Mindfulness emotional well-being Bring the kids! Fun & educational activities for children (4-11), and Youth (12-18) …. food …. booths …. giveaways …. prizes! Calvary Baptist Church 1090 S. State Street SLC, UT 84111 Call 801-355-1025 for more information […]

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2013 Free Lecture Series: Spine Health in the Workplace

This free lecture will teach about basic spine anatomy and proper posture.  Learn how to keep your spine healthy (or get it healthy again!) while at work. Shawnee Haws received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 2005, and is a certified Pilates instructor and educator.  Her current clinical practice includes […]

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20 years of The Cochrane Collaboration: Looking back on the search for evidence

Watch the video of a retrospective of The Cochrane Collaboration’s beginnings and achievements of the past two decades.

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Hidden Treasure: A weird and wonderful collection

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a collection of more than 17 million items and their new book, Hidden Treasure, showcases a collection of rare and surprising pieces found in the collection. Michael Sappol is the editor of this fascinating collection and a curator-historian at NLM. Among […]

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What’s your community health literacy profile, eh?

New interactive map showing health literacy levels across Canada.

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Health literacy and prevalence of stroke: interpreting a CDC report

The number of strokes nationwide has decreased little in the last four years, and regional and socio-economic disparities are strong indicators of their continued prevalence, according to the CDC.

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Sick in America? Cost and care are serious problems, poll indicates

Recent poll found “Many Sick Americans Experience Significant Financial Problems and Report their Care is not Well-Managed”

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Weight of the Nation video: great video series from CDC

As reported on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s site, Obesity is common, serious, and costly. More than one-third of adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% of children and adolescents are obese. To confront this epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating “with public health researchers and practitioners, partners, state […]

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Predicting disease outbreaks using…Twitter?

While raising ethical concerns, monitoring Twitter and other social media may anticipate disease outbreaks faster than traditional data-gathering methods.

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Low health literacy may predict likelihood of being uninsured

Low health literacy may predict likelihood of being uninsured, even when employed full-time with health insurance benefits. Knowing this poses significant challenges for policy makers and librarians alike as we move to implement the Affordable Care Act.

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