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Public libraries are critical to our nation’s health.

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.

Latest resources and trainings

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Tools, program ideas and primers to help public libraries get the information and inspiration they need.

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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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Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion a Year With Dip in Smoking

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FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Just a 1% decrease in the number of Medicaid recipients who smoke could save the insurance program billions of dollar...

Fennel: A Food Lover's Dream Ingredient

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FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might have seen fennel in the produce section of your market without knowing what exactly it was. Fennel is a fragran...

Do-Anywhere Upper Body Stretches

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FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Flexibility in your upper body is important for many everyday activities you take for granted, like twisting and turning ...

Health Highlights: April 19, 2019

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

Researchers Get $350 Millio...

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