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Zip Code Plays a Large Factor in Life Expectancy

Posted by on August 30th, 2016 0 comments

“Photo” by Redd Angelo is licensed under CC0. Recently, many news outlets (The New York Times, NPR, Albuquerque Journal, and others) have reported on the importance where you live plays in how long you live. Research has found it can play an even bigger role than genetics. Last week, the American Medical Association Wire shared… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Aug

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Mosquitoes in Miami Beach Carrying Zika

Posted by on August 25th, 2016 0 comments

“South Beach, Miami, Florida” by wadester16 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Officials have announced another area in Miami-Dade County, Fla. has mosquitoes which are spreading Zika locally—this time in the popular tourist destination of South Beach, an area of Miami Beach, Fla. Health officials recently warned visitors and residents to avoid the Wynwood neighborhood… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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The Digital Shift of Libraries

Posted by on August 23rd, 2016 0 comments

“Photo” by Fabian Irsara is licensed under CC0. National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region – the name is a bit of a mouthful, and what is it exactly? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is a network of libraries, information providers, public health agencies, community organizations and more, focused on improving… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health

Aug

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Zika Virus and Blood Transfusions: What Can We Do?

Posted by on August 18th, 2016 0 comments

“Blood Drive” by Homecoming at Illinois State is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Florida health officials recently confirmed that some mosquitos within the continental United States are carrying Zika virus, therefore making local transmission possible. If someone contracts Zika virus, their symptoms are mild and may not even warrant a visit to the doctor’s office;… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Health Professions Coordinator: Sarah Miles

Posted by on August 17th, 2016 0 comments

The NN/LM SCR would like to introduce our newest member of the RML Team, Sarah Miles, who will serve as the Health Professions Coordinator for the South Central Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Sarah completed her Masters in Library and Information Science from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in early August 2016,… Read More »

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