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This past month, we hosted Natalie Roy, co-founder and executive director of AgriSafe Network, a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and safety of farmers and ranchers. The unique health issues faced by communities of agricultural workers across the country make organizations like Natalie’s essential in reaching individuals in those communities. In her presentation,… Read More »
The next time you spend time outside, you might want to check closely for ticks. Officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) report an increase in the number of tickborne diseases. The most common tickborne illness is Lyme Disease, a bacterial infection resulting from a tick bite. The Centers for Disease… Read More »
It’s July and that means high temperatures and oppressive humidity for a good portion of our country. The temperature can be uncomfortable, but it can also be downright risky to your health! Sweat is your body’s way of cooling itself but in high temperature with added humidity, sometimes this mechanism isn’t effective enough. Illnesses related… Read More »
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 »
Colonias. If you’re from a border state, you may be quite familiar with this word, as it is generally used to describe unsanitary or unsafe housing located along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. In Texas, colonias date back to at least the 1950s; developed as unincorporated subdivisions because the land was agriculturally worthless,… Read More »