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Apr

17

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SCR Regional Highlight: New YMCA and Library in San Antonio Team Up to Provide Wellness and Knowledge

Posted by on April 17th, 2017 0 comments

Together, the San Antonio Public Library System and the YMCA of Greater San Antonio opened a new facility in the quickly growing northwest San Antonio last November. The new facility has a shared lobby making it easy to learn how to improve your health in the Potranco Branch Library on one side of the facility,… Read More »

Posted in: Community Engagement, Fitness, General (all entries), SCR Regional Highlight, Texas

Jan

12

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SCR Regional Highlight: Texas Colonias See Increased Health Problems

Posted by on January 12th, 2017 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural Health, SCR Regional Highlight, Texas

Dec

13

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SCR Regional Highlight: Stay Healthy This Holiday Season by Remaining Active at Holiday Outings!

Posted by on December 13th, 2016 0 comments

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season by Remaining Active at Holiday Outings! With the holidays quickly approaching, many of us may be dreaming of family gatherings with big family dinners to follow. And while it’s always nice to indulge every once in a while, you should also remember to remain physically active—even during the holidays! Remaining… Read More »

Posted in: New Mexico, SCR Regional Highlight

Nov

15

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SCR Regional Highlight: Arkansas Offers Abundance of Healthy Outdoor Activities

Posted by on November 15th, 2016 0 comments

As many people know, every state within the U.S. has a nickname. California is the Golden State, Texas is the Lone Star State, and Florida is the Sunshine State. But what is Arkansas? Arkansas has been nicknamed the Natural State. Does it seem odd? It shouldn’t. Arkansas was nicknamed the Natural State because it is… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, SCR Regional Highlight

Oct

18

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SCR Regional Highlight: New Medical School in the Rio Grande Valley Will Help Address Physician Shortage

Posted by on October 18th, 2016 0 comments

The Rio Grande Valley, made up of four counties in the southernmost part of Texas along the border of Mexico, has the odds stacked against it when it comes to residents’ health. In Hidalgo County, one of those four counties, 40 percent of residents lack proper health insurance, 40 percent are considered obese, and 25 percent suffer from… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, SCR Regional Highlight

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