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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

Jul

03

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UAMS Device Studies Fetal Health After Opioid Exposure

Posted by on July 3rd, 2018 0 comments

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed a biomagnetic technique that can assess the health of a fetus in the third-trimester.  Specifically, it looks at the brain and heart heath of fetuses who have been exposes to opioids. A recent pilot study compared a group of women who had been exposed to… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Blog, General (all entries), NIH, Research

Sep

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National Suicide Prevention Week 2017

Posted by on September 11th, 2017 0 comments

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. Did you know: Half the population has been impacted by suicide? In the U.S., someone dies from suicide every 11.9 minutes? 90 percent of people who attempt suicide survive? According to the latest CDC data from 2014, there were nearly 6,000 deaths attributed to suicide in the SCR… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, General (all entries), Louisiana, Mental Health, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Jul

18

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Painkiller Misuse Second Most Common Illegal Drug Problem

Posted by on July 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The opioid epidemic has taken center stage in both 2016 and 2017. In November, the Surgeon General released a landmark report regarding addiction in America, and a new study finds that abuse of prescription opioids is the second most common illegal drug problem in the U.S.–second only to marijuana. The data from 2012-2014 showed that… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, General (all entries), Oklahoma, Public Health

Jul

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First Case of Heartland Virus Found in Arkansas

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The Arkansas Department of Health recently reported that it has identified the first individual in the state with Heartland virus–a relatively new tickborne disease. The individual lives in Little Rock, in the middle of the state. To be infected with Heartland virus, individuals have to be bitten by the Lone Star tick, which are common… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, General (all entries)

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