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Mar

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Outreach Librarians receive training in connecting with the Aging Community

Posted by on March 1st, 2017 0 comments

The NNLM SCR was excited to host its annual Outreach Librarian training session at the UNT Health Science Center campus in February. Outreach Librarians from the eighteen (18) Resource Libraries within the NNLM SCR participated in the two day training session. Practitioners in the field of Geriatrics and Community Outreach shared information with the group… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Consumer Health, Resources, Texas, Training

Feb

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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

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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

Jan

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Big Data and e-Science Basics

Posted by on January 18th, 2017 0 comments

The terms Big Data and e-Science are increasingly used in a multitude of forums. Many of us are inundated with these terms at work and they are increasingly talked about in the media. But what do they mean? The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative has been featured here before and the ongoing webinar series… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Resources, Technology, Webinars

Jan

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted by on January 12th, 2017 0 comments

Did you know more than 3 million people in the U.S. are affected by glaucoma? Do you know what glaucoma is? Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve, the part of the eye that connects it’s to the brain. When damaged, it can cause vision loss, and in fact,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Resources

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