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September is Fruits & Veggies–More Matters Month

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments Tags:

This September, we’re urging you to eat more fruits and veggies. Many of us know the importance of eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, but still, a lot of us aren’t getting enough. As a reminder, why are fruits and vegetables so important to your diet? Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, K-12

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Developing a Plan for the Public’s Health: Healthy People 2030

Posted by on August 30th, 2017 0 comments

In October of last year, we posted about some of the latest developments of Healthy People 2020, the national health promotion and disease prevention agenda released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Now, as we move closer to the goal year of 2020, it’s time for HHS to develop a new… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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Libraries Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many businesses and other organizations have closed for the time being. Below, please find a list of medical libraries in the Houston area that have been impacted by Harvey. This list will be continuously updated throughout the week, but for the most up-to-date information, please contact the specific institution… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster, Resource Libraries, Resources, Texas

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High Percentage of Contact Lens Users Don’t Follow Proper Guidelines

Posted by on August 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Like we mentioned in Tuesday’s blog post, this week is Contact Lens Health Week, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released some data this week sharing that 85 percent of teens who wear contact lens admit to at least one risky habit that could threaten their vision. And adults 25 and older are even… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health

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Utilization of checklists in the clinical setting to improve patient safety

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The use of checklists have been proven to increase patient safety within the clinical setting. Notable studies have shown that when clinicians utilize checklists, central line infections are dramatically decreased and surgical morbidity and mortality is reduced. [1] Types of checklist include laundry lists, iterative checklists, diagnostic checklists and more.[2]  Clinicians use these tools to… Read More »

Posted in: Bioinformatics, Blog, Health Literacy, Patient Safety, Research

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