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Feb

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Debbie Montenegro Selected as NASA Solar System Ambassador

Posted by on February 14th, 2019 0 comments

NNLM SCR has an exciting announcement! Our very own Debbie Montenegro, Consumer Health Coordinator, has been selected by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to serve as a NASA Solar System Ambassador in our region for 2019. The program is a nation-wide public engagement effort. Ambassadors are selected once a year, based on a rigorous set… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Coordinator, Outreach, Social Media, Technology, Training

Dec

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Wash Your Hands

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments

Despite widespread knowledge of the importance of handwashing… [a] study showed that only 31% of men and 65% of women washed their hands after using a public restroom (CDC Handwashing). Germs can make people sick. Handwashing is recognized as an effective way to reduce germs and preventing the spread of infection. Researchers estimated that if everyone… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, Patient Safety

Nov

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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

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Exploring New Frontiers: CAST 2018

Posted by on November 13th, 2018 0 comments

  This was my first year to attend and also to present at the annual Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST). The conference is hosted by the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) and is meant as a professional development and networking opportunity for science educators, informal educators, and science advocates. Like anything… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, K-12, NIH, Social Media, Technology, Training

Oct

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October is Health Literacy Month

Posted by on October 30th, 2018 0 comments

This past month of October has been Health Literacy Month, but educating others and keeping up with new developments does not end in two days. Health literacy refers to a person’s ability to get the health information and services that they need, and also how well they understand them in order to make better health… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Patient Safety

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