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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)

Apr

21

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CMS 2016 Final Rule and Emergency Preparedness

Posted by on April 21st, 2017 0 comments

This past week, I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Emergency Preparedness Conference in New Orleans. It was a brand new topic for me, covering the four phases of emergency response: Mitigation Preparation Response Recovery We heard from hospitals who served events like the Boston Marathon bombing, the Pulse Night Club incident, ransomware attacks,… Read More »

Posted in: Community Engagement, Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana, Patient Safety

Apr

13

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Prepare Yourself for Flood and Tornado Season in Texas

Posted by on April 13th, 2017 0 comments

For native Texans, you may be well aware of the weather episodes that come with the warmer weather that spring brings–often tornadoes and floods. We want to know though, are you prepared if one of these were to happen right now? There are three steps you need to take to be ready: Make a plan… Read More »

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

Feb

21

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SCR Regional Highlight: University of Arkansas assists displaced Marshall Islands community

Posted by on February 21st, 2017 0 comments

In the Pacific Ocean near the equator and just west of the international dateline, there is a small country known as the Marshall Islands, which has a population of 53,000 inhabitants. Somewhat similarly, if you head to Springdale, Arkansas, located in the northwest corner of the state, you will find not only the Consulate of… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Disaster, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Outreach, Resources, Rural Health

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