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News from the NN/LM South Central Region

Last Build Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:30:00 +0000


Zika Testing in the Rio Grande Valley

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:30:00 +0000

Earlier this week, we posted a feature as part of our SCR Regional Highlight series about the new medical school that opened in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and how it will bring more physicians to a part of Texas that is in dire need of more medical professionals. Today, we are sharing some more […]

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

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:30:00 +0000

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 […]

Meet Me Monday: Alice Jaggers, UAMS Library

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:30:59 +0000

Alice Jaggers, MSLS, is the Outreach Coordinator at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library in Little Rock, AR. Her current work includes an outreach project to rural public library staff in the Southeast region of Arkansas and an outreach project to the Marshallese population in Springdale, AR. The project for the public […]

Babies Born Prematurely in Oklahoma

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:30:36 +0000

In 2014, more than 53,000 babies were born in Oklahoma, putting the state right in the middle at No. 27 for the most number of births in the United States. Nearly 4 million babies were born in the U.S. that year. Unfortunately though, but to be expected, not all of those babies made it. Those babies who […]

Healthy People 2020: A Systematic Approach to Health Improvement

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:00:26 +0000

Curious about the status of health in the U.S. and what’s being done to improve it? Check out Healthy People 2020, the latest national health promotion and disease prevention agenda released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The agenda includes a set of objectives to be reached by the year 2020, […]

Economic Growth in Rural Areas Will Lead to Better Rural Health

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:30:53 +0000

We know we’ve been stressing rural health a lot lately, but it’s a very important health issue, as a large population of our region are in rural areas. In fact, 33.4 million people in 2000 in our area were considered rural populations. Here’s the state-by-state breakdown based off of 2000 Census data: 1.8 million New Mexicans […]

Meet Me Monday: Cathy Miller, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:30:23 +0000

Cathy Miller is the Digital Archivist at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.  Her earlier experience includes a 10-week internship for the Yellowstone National Park Archives. UT Southwestern’s archival collection documents the history of UT Southwestern Medical Center, as well as its predecessor institutions, University Hospitals, careers of noble campus individuals, and Parkland Memorial Hospital. The […]

Three New Mexicans Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:30:47 +0000

Today we’re talking mosquitoes and diseases again, but this time, not Zika-related. Instead we are focusing on West Nile virus. Within the last month, three New Mexican men were diagnosed with the virus. All three developed neuroinvasive disease and were hospitalized. The three men were from Bernalillo, Doña Ana, McKinley Counties, and are the third, […]

Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC)

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:30:05 +0000

October is National Health Literacy Month! Did you know there’s a campaign that addresses health inequities in Oklahoma? Through the Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC), community leaders and organizations have come together to provide resources aiming to give an opportunity for Oklahomans to reach their full health potential regardless of their social position. Resources include […]

NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Executive Director: Lisa Smith

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:30:39 +0000

Lisa Smith serves as the Executive Director of the NN/LM SCR. Before assuming this role, Lisa served as the Associate Director for the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library for 7 years. Lisa has worked in both the Public Services and Technical Services divisions of libraries. Other positions she has held include: Outreach Librarian, Audiovisual […]