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Apr

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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

Apr

10

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National Library Week

Posted by on April 10th, 2017 0 comments

This week is National Library Week, which we are proud to celebrate since we are a branch of the National Library of Medicine, and our program office is housed within the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library in Fort Worth, Texas. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” The theme is… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Hospital Libraries, Lending Library, Library Workforce, Resource Libraries

Apr

06

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Loneliness Could Lead to a Worse Cold

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

Having a cold, or being sick in any regard, is never fun. But new research is suggesting that if you’re lonely, a cold might feel even more miserable. The study looked at 159 individuals who were all single ages 18-55 that were all infected with the common cold through nose drops. The study was unable… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries)

Apr

03

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This Week is National Public Health Week

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments

It’s National Public Health Week! This annual health observance is hosted by the American Public Health Association, which tries to promote public health so that the United States can become the healthiest nation in one generation (by 2030). But just what exactly is public health? “Public health promotes and protects the health of people and… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Public Health

Mar

29

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Random DNA Cause of Many Cancers

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

While diet, environment, habits and more are some of the reasons certain people develop cancer, chance plays a pretty big role as well. New research shows that most tumors develop simply because of a genetic “mistake,” also called DNA copying errors. Johns Hopkins University investigators looked at abnormal cell growth in 32 different types of… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Research

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