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All Americans need access to current, reliable health information, especially as we navigate complex issues like health care, insurance and aging. Public libraries are a go-to resource throughout this journey.

This website, a project of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA), brings together a host of resources to help public libraries better serve their patrons’ health needs.

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The National Network of Libraries of Medicine and its Regional Medical Libraries offer live and online educational experiences for health professionals, medical librarians, public librarians and others. The courses below are those most relevant to public librarians.

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Health Highlights: Aug. 6, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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COVID-19 Causing More Stress in America Than Other Nations: Survey

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THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are faring much worse mentally and financially during the COVID-19 pandemic than citizens of other high-income ...

Men's Genital Bacteria Help Predict Partners' Risk for Vaginal Infection: Study

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THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The makeup of bacteria that colonize a man's penis can help predict the risk of a serious and hard-to-treat vaginal infec...

Michelle Obama Says She Is Suffering From Depression

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THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Former First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday that she is suffering from "low-grade depression."

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