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SCR Regional Highlight: Two Louisiana Cities Rank Top Five for HIV Diagnoses

Posted by on March 20th, 2017 0 comments

According to the 2016 America’s Health Rankings report conducted by the United Health Foundation, Louisiana is the second most unhealthy state in the nation, just behind Mississippi. The report uses a number of factors to create these rankings, but it has become increasingly clear over the years that the state’s high diagnoses of new HIV… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Louisiana, Public Health

Mar

15

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Funding Databases

Posted by on March 15th, 2017 0 comments

When considering applying for a funding opportunity it is often helpful to know what types of projects that have been funded in the past. Every RML in the NNLM includes listings of the Past Funded Projects on their website for this reason. But did you know that you can also find this information for NIH,… Read More »

Posted in: Grants and Funding, Research

Mar

13

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Poor Diets Linked to 400,000 U.S. Deaths

Posted by on March 13th, 2017 0 comments

March is National Nutrition Month, so it comes at the perfect time that the results from a study are released explaining that a poor diet was a contributor to 400,000 U.S. premature deaths in 2015. The study suggested that poor diets are caused not only by not avoiding certain things–like trans fat and salt–but also… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health

Mar

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Patient Safety Awareness Week 2017

Posted by on March 13th, 2017 0 comments

This week is Patient Safety Awareness Week hosted by the National Patient Safety Foundation! And while this week awareness is particularly high, the National Patient Safety Foundation encourages all healthcare professionals to treat every day like Patient Safety Day. Patient safety is a public health issue according to the National Patient Safety Foundation’s United for… Read More »

Posted in: Patient Safety

Mar

07

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Being a Part of Your Own Healthcare: Questions to Know

Posted by on March 7th, 2017 0 comments

Recently, I taught a class on how to help older adults find health information. One of the issues that came up during the class was patient safety, which has been a trending topic for us this past year. Unlike the patient-doctor relationship of the past, patients today are encouraged to be active partners in the healthcare… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Patient Safety

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