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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

25

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A Second Cancer is Worse for a Younger Person than an Older One

Posted by on April 25th, 2017 0 comments

A new study published in JAMA Oncology finds that for those people who develop a second cancer (meaning a new cancer, not a recurrence), it’s the older patients that are more likely to survive. Previous studies have been done to learn more about second cancers, but little has been done linking age as a factor… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Research

Apr

19

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Poor Sleeping Patterns Get Worse With Age

Posted by on April 19th, 2017 0 comments

A new study finds that as seniors get older, it is just generally harder for them to get a good, restorative night’s sleep, which in turn could worsen health problems. Many medical conditions may make it harder for a person to sleep well, but a poor night’s sleep can also contribute to disease. The researchers… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries)

Apr

17

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SCR Regional Highlight: New YMCA and Library in San Antonio Team Up to Provide Wellness and Knowledge

Posted by on April 17th, 2017 0 comments

Together, the San Antonio Public Library System and the YMCA of Greater San Antonio opened a new facility in the quickly growing northwest San Antonio last November. The new facility has a shared lobby making it easy to learn how to improve your health in the Potranco Branch Library on one side of the facility,… Read More »

Posted in: Community Engagement, Fitness, General (all entries), SCR Regional Highlight, Texas

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

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