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Sep

14

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Harvey Has Passed, But Risks Still Remain

Posted by on September 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

While the worst of Hurricane Harvey may be over, there are still many precautions and safety measures that Texans, especially parents need to take as they return to their homes. For one thing, there’s many environmental concerns. Chemical plants and other industrial sites released toxins during the widespread flooding. A lot of debris and other… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, General (all entries), Texas

Aug

29

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Libraries Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many businesses and other organizations have closed for the time being. Below, please find a list of medical libraries in the Houston area that have been impacted by Harvey. This list will be continuously updated throughout the week, but for the most up-to-date information, please contact the specific institution… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster, General (all entries), Resource Libraries, Resources, Texas

Jul

06

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Be Prepared for an Emergency

Posted by on July 6th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Did you know last year the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency recorded 102 emergency declarations? These included wildfires, severe storms, hurricanes…any sort of natural disaster. These disasters can often be sudden and unplanned for, so it’s important to make sure you’re prepared in case you’re caught in the middle of one! The first thing you… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster, General (all entries)

May

11

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Furry Friends Are Family Too

Posted by on May 11th, 2017 0 comments

A staff member of the NNLM SCR recently adopted a new member to the family, a sweet little puppy. For some, our furry friends become members of our families. Even governmental entities are acknowledging these developments. MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s consumer health resource, has a pet’s page called “Pet Health”. The Pet Health… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster, General (all entries), Health Literacy

Apr

27

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Are You Prepared for a Wildfire?

Posted by on April 27th, 2017 0 comments

Last week was Wildfire Awareness Week, and it’s getting to be that season…are you prepared? The New Mexico Department of Health is stressing less about how to prevent starting wildfires, but instead, more about what to do to protect yourself if a wildfire occurs nearby. The smoke that a wildfire produces can be very dangerous,… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, General (all entries)

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