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Jun

20

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#citeNLM 2019: By the Numbers

Posted by on June 20th, 2019 0 comments

Since Spring 2018, coordinators across NNLM offices have organized a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. In the first event, the topical focus was rare diseases. The next time we held an event in the fall, we selected Women’s Health as our theme. The response has been fantastic, with several libraries and other organizations hosting their own edit-a-thons and… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Community Engagement, Consumer Health, Outreach, Resources, Social Media, Technology, Training

May

10

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America’s Health Rankings 2018: Mental Distress in the South Central Region

Posted by on May 10th, 2019 0 comments

America’s Health Rankings® is an annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. It is produced in a partnership between the United Health Foundation and the American Public Health Association. It has many dimensions that you can explore, but since May is Mental Health Month, we’re examining Frequent Mental Distress, which refers to the… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mental Health, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Outreach, Public Health, Resources, SCR Regional Highlight, Texas

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

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