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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

Apr

13

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Prepare Yourself for Flood and Tornado Season in Texas

Posted by on April 13th, 2017 0 comments

For native Texans, you may be well aware of the weather episodes that come with the warmer weather that spring brings–often tornadoes and floods. We want to know though, are you prepared if one of these were to happen right now? There are three steps you need to take to be ready: Make a plan… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, General (all entries), Texas

Mar

01

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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

Jan

30

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NNLM SCR Introduces Our Consumer Health Coordinator: Debbie Montenegro

Posted by on January 30th, 2017 0 comments

The NNLM SCR is pleased to welcome Debbie Montenegro to the RML. Debbie will serve as the Consumer Health Coordinator and liaison to the State of Texas. Prior to this position, Debbie worked as a Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Analyst for Baylor Scott & White Health, Library Manager for a nursing school, and Chemistry teacher. Debbie… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Meet Me Monday, 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

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