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Nov

27

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Saturday (12/1) is World AIDS Day 2018

Posted by on November 27th, 2018 0 comments

HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, harms the immune system by destroying the white blood cells that fight infections. It’s most often spread through unprotected sex, but it is also spread through sharing needles or coming into contact with blood of an infected person. While annual HIV infections and diagnoses are declining, progress has been uneven,… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Blog, Consumer Health, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Nov

15

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Today (November 15th) is National Rural Health Day

Posted by on November 15th, 2018 0 comments

National Rural Health Day exists to promote awareness of the unique healthcare needs in rural areas of America. 60 million people, or 1 in every 5 Americans, currently live in rural areas of the United States. Receiving medical care is not always easy for those living in these areas due to a potential shortage of… Read More »

Posted in: Accessibility, Arkansas, Blog, Community Engagement, Data, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Outreach, Public Health, SCR Regional Highlight, Texas

Sep

13

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National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

Posted by on September 13th, 2018 0 comments

Today is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day.  The first awareness day was held in 2010.  The date, September 13th, was chosen in honor of Dr. Samuel Gee who was a leader in celiac disease research.  He was born September 13, 1939. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that impacts the gastrointestinal system.  Those diagnosed with… Read More »

Posted in: Advocacy, Blog, Health History

Sep

04

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It’s National Preparedness Month

Posted by on September 4th, 2018 0 comments

September is National Preparedness month.  Disasters can be devastating and our region has certainly experienced this firsthand.  What can you do to prepare? FEMA has offered the following tips: Make and practice your family’s preparedness plan so your family knows how to reconnect and reunite when an emergency strikes. Learn life safety skills. Neighbors and coworkers are… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Blog, Disaster, Electronic Resources, Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Resources, SCR Regional Highlight, Texas

Aug

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CDC Releases New Data About HPV Vaccine

Posted by on August 30th, 2018 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data that shows more adolescents are up to date on the HPV vaccine.  Data comparing 2016 to 2017 show that the number of those who completed the series has increased by 5 percentage points. HPV, or human papillomaviruses, are a group of viruses spread by sexual… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, K-12, Public Health

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