NLM Traveling Exhibit: Surviving and Thriving

2 days 13 hours ago
Have you ever wondered what it is like to host an NLM Traveling Exhibit? Keep reading and get the scoop! Kornhauser Health Sciences Library at the University of Louisville has participated in the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) traveling exhibitions program for at least a decade now. Since the program resumed after a hiatus due... Read More »

National Minority Health Month, Be the Source for Better Health

1 week 3 days ago
April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM)! Observed every April, raising awareness of the need for equality when it comes to accessing good health and medical care, regardless of one’s race, gender, or social class.  NMHM, Builds awareness of about the disproportionate burden of premature death and illness in people from racial and ethnic minority... Read More »

Sleep Awareness Week 2024

1 month ago
Sleeping patrons are a common sight in libraries, and while that may be a sign of providing a comfortable, quiet, and safe space, falling asleep in a public place is also a potential sign of sleep deficiency.  March 10th-16th is the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week, and an opportunity to provide resources and information... Read More »

Patient Safety Awareness Week March 10-16

1 month ago
March 10 – 16th is Patient Safety Awareness Week. Patient safety and safety concerns touch nearly all aspects of healthcare. Safety incidents ranging from diagnostic delay to medication errors to healthcare-associated infections to communication failures and more appear throughout the biomedical literature and in healthcare professionals’ discussions. Over twenty years ago, the Institute of Medicine... Read More »

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

1 month 2 weeks ago
February 26th through March 4th is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. It’s important to know that these disorders can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, and gender. There are a lot of potential factors that can cause an eating disorder, but it’s never something sufferers choose to have. The National Eating Disorders Association –... Read More »

National Children’s Dental Health Month

2 months 1 week ago
For many, the anatomy associated with the month of February is the heart, thanks to the presence of Valentine’s Day and the fact that it is American Heart Month. But what about the teeth that we use to eat all those candy hearts and boxes of chocolate? National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) also takes... Read More »

Take Action in January

3 months ago
As each new year begins, many people focus on their health and wellbeing. As January is National Radon Action Month, it is a perfect time to talk with library patrons about the health risks of exposure to radon gas and encourage home radon testing. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes up through... Read More »
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