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Jan

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New Research Shows Breast Cancer Precursor Treatment Causes Women to Live Longer

Posted by on January 31st, 2017 0 comments

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer and is non-life-threatening. However, DCIS can actually be a precursor to worse breast cancer later on. It can increase the risk of developing invasive breast cancer; patients are at a higher risk of developing a new breast cancer than a patient… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Patient Safety, Public Health, Research

Jan

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NNLM SCR Introduces Our Consumer Health Coordinator: Debbie Montenegro

Posted by on January 30th, 2017 0 comments

The NNLM SCR is pleased to welcome Debbie Montenegro to the RML. Debbie will serve as the Consumer Health Coordinator and liaison to the State of Texas. Prior to this position, Debbie worked as a Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Analyst for Baylor Scott & White Health, Library Manager for a nursing school, and Chemistry teacher. Debbie… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Meet Me Monday, Texas

Jan

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January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

Posted by on January 26th, 2017 0 comments

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and several states in our region want to inform residents about what can be done. In the U.S., birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Health Literacy, Oklahoma, Public Health, Resources

Jan

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Asthma Can Be More Serious for African-Americans; New Research Suggests Why

Posted by on January 24th, 2017 0 comments

Asthma, a chronic respiratory condition in which a person’s airways are always inflamed that can make it difficult to breathe, can be a much more serious condition for people who are black than those that are white. In fact, people who are black are 2 to 3 times more likely to be hospitalized for asthma… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries)

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New Mexico Sees Four Cases of Whooping Cough

Posted by on January 19th, 2017 0 comments

New Mexico is seeing its largest cluster of whooping cough cases in infants since 2013. So far, four infants from Eddy, Curry, Rio Arriba and San Juan have a confirmed case. The cases have all been reported in infants under six months old. “Whooping cough is very contagious and can cause serious cough illness―especially in… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Health Literacy, New Mexico, Public Health

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