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Sep

12

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Color Gradients & Better Reading for All

Posted by on September 12th, 2018 0 comments

Sometimes office conversation here at SCR turns to controversy around typing conventions or punctuation, such as the Oxford Comma or the debate around two spaces after a period. But we’re not looking to start any trouble, so we will avoid those topics! However, accessibility is something that we think about often and not just because… Read More »

Posted in: Accessibility, Blog, Consumer Health, Outreach, Technology

Jun

27

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Strength Training Can Help Fight Bone Loss

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 0 comments

According to a recent article in Harvard Health, people tend to lose bone mass at a rate of 1% per year after age 40. This can result in osteoporosis, with even simple activities such as bending over to tie a shoelace becoming a potential risk for a fracture. Unfortunately, at least in my networks, aerobic… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Consumer Health, Fitness, Public Health

May

16

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Telehealth 101

Posted by on May 16th, 2018 0 comments

You may have heard terms like telemedicine, telehealth, or mhealth in discussions around providing clinical care or education from a distance. MedlinePlus defines telehealth simply as “using electronic communications to provide or get health care services.” Some definitions that might be found in around telehealth policies and legislation include:  Synchronous – live video and/or audio  Asynchronous – also known as “store and forward” and not live  Remote… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, EHR, Electronic Resources, Health Literacy, Resources

May

03

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What is a cancer cluster? Ocular melanoma in Huntersville and Auburn

Posted by on May 3rd, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Dr. Jimmy Guidry, State Health Officer and Medical Director of the Louisiana Department of Health, gave the closing plenary at a recent conference I attended. He gave an inspiration speech, asking fellow colleagues to keep fighting the good fight in spite of obstacles. Dr. Guidry recounted a story of having to tell residents about the… Read More »

Posted in: Blog

Apr

18

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Recap: 2018 Louisiana Public Health Association Annual Conference

Posted by on April 18th, 2018 0 comments

Last week, I attended the Louisiana Public Health Association annual meeting for the first time. I had the privilege of also being a presenter there, premiering a session I’ve been developing on mHealth to a packed room.  It was a two-day conference with a crawfish boil at the President’s Reception on the first night. My… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Library Workforce, Louisiana

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