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Posts by archive: April 2017

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Prepare Yourself for Flood and Tornado Season in Texas

Posted by on April 13th, 2017 0 comments

For native Texans, you may be well aware of the weather episodes that come with the warmer weather that spring brings–often tornadoes and floods. We want to know though, are you prepared if one of these were to happen right now? There are three steps you need to take to be ready: Make a plan… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, Texas

Apr

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When Too Many Lab Tests are Bad for Your Health

Posted by on April 12th, 2017 0 comments

Imagine you visit your doctor and get some shocking news. You have a rare disease with no cure or treatment and only have a few months left to live. After you come to terms with the news, you start making arrangements, perhaps work on some of those things on your bucket list. Then you get… Read More »

Posted in: Bioinformatics, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Webinars

Apr

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National Library Week

Posted by on April 10th, 2017 0 comments

This week is National Library Week, which we are proud to celebrate since we are a branch of the National Library of Medicine, and our program office is housed within the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library in Fort Worth, Texas. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” The theme is… Read More »

Posted in: Hospital Libraries, Lending Library, Library Workforce, Resource Libraries

Apr

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Loneliness Could Lead to a Worse Cold

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

Having a cold, or being sick in any regard, is never fun. But new research is suggesting that if you’re lonely, a cold might feel even more miserable. The study looked at 159 individuals who were all single ages 18-55 that were all infected with the common cold through nose drops. The study was unable… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health

Apr

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This Week is National Public Health Week

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments

It’s National Public Health Week! This annual health observance is hosted by the American Public Health Association, which tries to promote public health so that the United States can become the healthiest nation in one generation (by 2030). But just what exactly is public health? “Public health promotes and protects the health of people and… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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