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Start the New Year Right with Healthy Eating

Posted by on December 22nd, 2016 0 comments

Two of the most common New Year’s resolutions every year are losing weight and staying fit and healthy. Key to keeping both of these resolutions is following a healthy eating plan, like the one outlined in Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The Guidelines are released every… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health

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The Libraries of the Future – Strategic Planning

Posted by on December 22nd, 2016 0 comments

Over the last year, MIT has had a task force working on defining the future of their libraries. The past couple of months have seen conversation swirling around the preliminary report that came out of that task force. One of their recommendations is a focus on four pillars: community and relationships, discovery and use, stewardship… Read More »

Posted in: Library Workforce, NLM Announcements

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Combatting Zika in Texas

Posted by on December 22nd, 2016 0 comments

Texas recently saw its first case of locally transmitted Zika, meaning it was spread through infected mosquitos. Texas was generally always considered a location to watch for the spread of locally transmitted Zika because in the past, the state has seen mosquitos carrying dengue fever and chikungunya virus. The Texas Department of State Health Services… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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21st Century Cures Act

Posted by on December 21st, 2016 0 comments

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act. This bill passed both the US Senate and House with overwhelming bipartisan support. This law will provide $4.8 billion in funding for the NIH to fund research projects dealing with transforming cancer treatments, brain disorders, and precision medicine. Additionally, there are… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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Fasting May Prevent Childhood Cancer

Posted by on December 20th, 2016 0 comments

UT Southwestern Medical Center announced recently the results of research they had been undertaking in regards to the effects fasting had on cancer. Interestingly enough, fasting helped prevent the most common childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Research was conducted on mice who underwent six cycles of one day of fasting and one day of eating. These… Read More »

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