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Apr

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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

Mar

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SCR Regional Highlight: Two Louisiana Cities Rank Top Five for HIV Diagnoses

Posted by on March 20th, 2017 0 comments

According to the 2016 America’s Health Rankings report conducted by the United Health Foundation, Louisiana is the second most unhealthy state in the nation, just behind Mississippi. The report uses a number of factors to create these rankings, but it has become increasingly clear over the years that the state’s high diagnoses of new HIV… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Louisiana, Public Health

Nov

03

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Louisiana Sees More Cases of West Nile Virus

Posted by on November 3rd, 2016 0 comments

The Louisiana Department of Health reported this week that it has seen 36 cases of West Nile virus in Louisiana so far in 2016. Six more cases were reported within the last two weeks. Of those diagnosed with West Nile virus, 15 were asymptomatic or fever cases, a mild illness. Twenty-one were neuroinvasive, a very… Read More »

Posted in: Louisiana, Public Health

Oct

26

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NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Emerging Technologies Coordinator: Brian Leaf

Posted by on October 26th, 2016 0 comments

The NN/LM SCR is pleased to welcome Brian Leaf to the RML. Brian will serve as the Emerging Technologies Coordinator and also as the liaison to the States of Louisiana and New Mexico. Prior to working for the South Central Region, Brian served as the Instructional Design Librarian at The Ohio State University (OSU) for… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Louisiana, Meet Me Monday, New Mexico, Social Media

Aug

16

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Louisiana Sees Record Flooding Over Weekend

Posted by on August 16th, 2016 0 comments

“A Louisiana Welcome” by Stuart Seeger is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Over the weekend, Louisiana experienced record-breaking flooding from heavy rain that has so far killed at least seven and displaced thousands. Roadways disappeared under water, houses flooded, and residents around the south of the state were forced to evacuate. Mike Steele, a spokesman… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster, Louisiana

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