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Release of MCHL new ediition of Asthma in Children and Adolescents

From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM-GMR) news item:

The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University released a new edition of a knowledge path about asthma in children and adolescents, its prevalence, and its impact on homes, schools, and communities.  The knowledge path includes tools for improving asthma management and care and staying abreast of new developments in pediatric asthma research. The knowledge path can be used by health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, researchers, and community advocates to learn more about asthma, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions. Separate sections point to resources about environmental triggers, medications and monitoring, and asthma management in school. The knowledge path is available at A resource brief for families accompanies the knowledge path and is available at


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NIAMS Kids Pages on Muscles, Joints, Skin and Bones

NIAMS (National Institute of Arthritis and Neuromuscular and Skin Diseases)  Kids Pages on Muscles, Joints, Skin and Bones

These Kids pages are divided into 4 sections. All have basic information, tips on diet & exercise, definitions, and a quiz.
Links to Websites for further information as well as the NIAMS twitter site.

Junior high school level.

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Consumer Health | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Birth Control Pills Online Pamphlet

Different kinds of birth control pills.

Different kinds of birth control pills. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Excerpt from the American Congress of Obstetricans and Gyncecologists (ACOG)

Birth control pills (also called oral contraceptives or “the pill”) are used by millions of women in the United States to prevent pregnancy. For most women, the pill is a safe and highly effective form of birth control.

This pamphlet explains

  • how birth control pills work
  • effectiveness
  • types of pills and benefits and risks of each
  • side effects


February 11, 2011 Posted by | Consumer Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment


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