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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

12

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When Too Many Lab Tests are Bad for Your Health

Posted by on April 12th, 2017 0 comments

Imagine you visit your doctor and get some shocking news. You have a rare disease with no cure or treatment and only have a few months left to live. After you come to terms with the news, you start making arrangements, perhaps work on some of those things on your bucket list. Then you get… Read More »

Posted in: Bioinformatics, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Webinars

Mar

07

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Being a Part of Your Own Healthcare: Questions to Know

Posted by on March 7th, 2017 0 comments

Recently, I taught a class on how to help older adults find health information. One of the issues that came up during the class was patient safety, which has been a trending topic for us this past year. Unlike the patient-doctor relationship of the past, patients today are encouraged to be active partners in the healthcare… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Patient Safety

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

Jan

26

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January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

Posted by on January 26th, 2017 0 comments

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and several states in our region want to inform residents about what can be done. In the U.S., birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Health Literacy, Oklahoma, Public Health, Resources

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