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New Guidelines for Treating Hypertension Implemented

Posted by on May 31st, 2018 0 comments

Nearly 1,000 Americans are dying daily from hypertension.  This is one of the reasons cited for the new guidelines released that recommend treating patients for hypertension earlier than previous guidelines directed. MedlinePlus defines blood pressure as “the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries.”  Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Consumer Health

May

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NIH Starts Human Trials on Possible Ebola Treatment

Posted by on May 29th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute of Health has started human trials on a possible Ebola treatment.  Researchers have been working hard to find a cure for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) since the fatality rate for those who contract the disease averages nearly 50% Ebola first appeared in 1976 in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. … Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Clinical Trials, Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, NIH, Public Health, Research

May

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New Research Offers Hope for those who Suffer from COPD

Posted by on May 24th, 2018 0 comments

A new research study suggests that there is a possible treatment for COPD that would not only treat the disease but also some of its associated co-symptoms.  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has no cure.  There are two types of COPD:  chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Causes of COPD include exposure to air pollutants, respiratory infections… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Public Health, Research

May

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NNLM SCR Introduces Our All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator: Rachel Tims

Posted by on May 21st, 2018 0 comments

The NNLM SCR is pleased to welcome Rachel Tims to the RML. Rachel will serve as the All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator. Prior to this position, Rachel served as a Prevention Project Officer for the MidSOUTH School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. In this role, she supervised 13 Regional… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Community Engagement, Library Workforce, Meet Me Monday

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All of Us

Posted by on May 17th, 2018 0 comments

Over the past couple of weeks, you may have hear about a new research program that the NIH has launched.  All of Us endeavors to enroll 1 million or more adults to participate in a research study.  Data from this study will be used to further advance the practice of precision medicine. Precision medicine allows… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Data, NIH, Precision Medicine, Public Health, Research

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