Health Issues in the Headlines

Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells – what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media. This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media. Actual news articles and research reports will be included for critique.

This course will run with a mandatory 1 hour webinar on September 24th, 2015 from 10:00AM-11:00AM EST. Those who attend the 1 hour webinar will receive 1 MLA CE. For those wishing to obtain 4 MLA CE’s for the course, they will be required to complete assignments using Moodle. There is only an option to receive 1 or 4 MLA CE’s for this session of the course.

Instructor: Lydia Collins, MAR Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region

All registered participants will receive information from the course instructor prior to the course webinar date.

Please click here to register.  Priority registration will be given to HSLANJ members and then to NN/LM MAR network members in DE,NJ,NY & PA.