Guest blogger Nancy Faget lets us know about a great resource delaing with women’s health.
I’m a lazy reader. Yes, I am primarily a scanner more than a reader. (I hope this doesn’t put me in danger of losing my status as a librarian!) I appreciate a lot of white space and concise writing, which is exactly what the HHS Office of Women’s Health (OWH) has achieved in this new publication: A Lifetime of Good Health: Your Guide to Staying Healthy.
This publication provides reminders, highlights, and checklists for any female at any stage of life (immunizations through Medicare services). The checklists beginning on page 6 are great tools to help you keep up with tests and immunizations. Did you know, for example, that they recommend a TDP vaccine every 10 years?
OWH has produced a slick new publication hitting all the high points. It’s worth having available in any family’s stash of medical reference material. You’ll find it to be a great handy reference and an easy read – I promise! To read (or scan!) A Lifetime of Good Health, or for more great information on any health issue, contact your local Federal depository library for assistance.
Thanks Nancy, nice post.
found it helpful
Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any suggestions for inexperienced blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.
Thanks for the compliments! My best advice for blog writing:
1) Make it interesting! Write what you know and love, write as if you’re having a conversation, and write often. Have a theme and point of view, and publish on a regular schedule so readers know what to expect and when to come back for more. Also, embed photos and videos to create visual interest.
2) Make it findable! Have a catchy title, tie the post into something popular going on whenever possible, and embrace search optimization by embedding tags and common synonyms and related terms (use Twitter #tweet handles and Google suggested search phrases).
3) Make it professional! Proofread, edit, and fix! Have others read it who are excellent grammarians. Using slang is okay, but misspellings and bad grammar will make others dismiss your blog and content.
Here are a few good articles about blog writing and editing:
I hope these tips and advice serve you well! Best of luck…
I agree with Linda. Wish more poeple would pay attention to this
Its a sad fact sometimes that today even with all out modern medicines and vaccines that people don’t want to take advantage of all the help offered. I never miss my flu shot, and have yet to get sick, while watching others with the flu around me, suffering.
Thanks for the chart and the reminder.