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Patients With Hearing Loss Could Receive Poorer Medical Care

Posted by on September 7th, 2017 0 comments

A new study researching seniors found that there is a higher risk for medical error if they can’t understand everything a doctor or nurse says to them. About a third of seniors aged 65 to 74 have some form of hearing loss, and that increases to 50 percent for those individuals over the age of… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries)

Sep

04

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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted by on September 4th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

This month is National Preparedness Month, a month aimed at sharing the importance of preparing for any sort of disaster. This year, the overarching theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” And after Hurricane Harvey, this observance is timed to be a great reminder that you may never know the extent of natural disaster…. Read More »

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

Aug

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September is Fruits & Veggies–More Matters Month

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments Tags:

This September, we’re urging you to eat more fruits and veggies. Many of us know the importance of eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, but still, a lot of us aren’t getting enough. As a reminder, why are fruits and vegetables so important to your diet? Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), K-12

Aug

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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

Aug

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Utilization of checklists in the clinical setting to improve patient safety

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The use of checklists have been proven to increase patient safety within the clinical setting. Notable studies have shown that when clinicians utilize checklists, central line infections are dramatically decreased and surgical morbidity and mortality is reduced. [1] Types of checklist include laundry lists, iterative checklists, diagnostic checklists and more.[2]  Clinicians use these tools to… Read More »

Posted in: Bioinformatics, Blog, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Patient Safety, Research

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