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Washing Your Hands Saves Lives

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017 0 comments

According to MedlinePlus, you should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. You may be more familiar with that rule of thumb to sing the “Happy Birthday” song at least two times through before turning off that faucet. But while we’re admonished to do so, it’s difficult to say what’s actually put into practice… Read More »

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

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

Feb

21

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Arkansas Sees Flu Cases Rise

Posted by on February 21st, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

In the midst of flu season, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has announced the flu has become “widespread” in the state, meaning the disease has been reported in all areas of the state. As of Feb. 17, 19 people had died from flu-related illnesses, 11 more than the 2015-2016 flu season. ADH is urging… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Consumer Health, Public Health

Feb

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month; New Mexico Proclaims February is Children’s Oral Health Month

Posted by on February 16th, 2017 0 comments

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, raising awareness for parents and children about how to keep their smiles white and their teeth clean. Recognizing the importance of oral health, especially among children who need to create good habits, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed February 2017 as Children’s Oral Health Month for the state…. Read More »

Posted in: Community Engagement, K-12, New Mexico, Public Health

Feb

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Drinking and Painkillers Can Be a Dangerous Combo, Especially Among Seniors

Posted by on February 14th, 2017 0 comments

You may often see a warning not to drink on a painkiller’s prescription label—but what exactly can happen if you do drink alcohol while taking painkillers? Well when strong opioid painkillers are mixed with alcohol, it can cause a serious, potentially deadly respiratory response. One common side effect, that can be fatal, of opioids is… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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