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Zika Testing in the Rio Grande Valley

Posted by on October 20th, 2016

Earlier this week, we posted a feature as part of our SCR Regional Highlight series about the new medical school that opened in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and how it will bring more physicians to a part of Texas that is in dire need of more medical professionals. Today, we are sharing some more… Read More »



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SCR Regional Highlight: New Medical School in the Rio Grande Valley Will Help Address Physician Shortage

Posted by on October 18th, 2016

The Rio Grande Valley, made up of four counties in the southernmost part of Texas along the border of Mexico, has the odds stacked against it when it comes to residents’ health. In Hidalgo County, one of those four counties, 40 percent of residents lack proper health insurance, 40 percent are considered obese, and 25 percent suffer from… Read More »



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Meet Me Monday: Alice Jaggers, UAMS Library

Posted by on October 17th, 2016

Alice Jaggers, MSLS, is the Outreach Coordinator at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library in Little Rock, AR. Her current work includes an outreach project to rural public library staff in the Southeast region of Arkansas and an outreach project to the Marshallese population in Springdale, AR. The project for the public… Read More »



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Babies Born Prematurely in Oklahoma

Posted by on October 13th, 2016

In 2014, more than 53,000 babies were born in Oklahoma, putting the state right in the middle at No. 27 for the most number of births in the United States. Nearly 4 million babies were born in the U.S. that year. Unfortunately though, but to be expected, not all of those babies made it. Those babies who… Read More »



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Healthy People 2020: A Systematic Approach to Health Improvement

Posted by on October 12th, 2016

Curious about the status of health in the U.S. and what’s being done to improve it? Check out Healthy People 2020, the latest national health promotion and disease prevention agenda released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The agenda includes a set of objectives to be reached by the year 2020,… Read More »

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