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CMS 2016 Final Rule and Emergency Preparedness

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:00:04 +0000

This past week, I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Emergency Preparedness Conference in New Orleans. It was a brand new topic for me, covering the four phases of emergency response: Mitigation Preparation Response Recovery We heard from hospitals who served events like the Boston Marathon bombing, the Pulse Night Club incident, ransomware attacks, […]



Poor Sleeping Patterns Get Worse With Age

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:01:06 +0000

A new study finds that as seniors get older, it is just generally harder for them to get a good, restorative night’s sleep, which in turn could worsen health problems. Many medical conditions may make it harder for a person to sleep well, but a poor night’s sleep can also contribute to disease. The researchers […]



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

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:41:08 +0000

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, […]



Prepare Yourself for Flood and Tornado Season in Texas

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:00:21 +0000

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 […]



When Too Many Lab Tests are Bad for Your Health

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:00:23 +0000

Imagine you visit your doctor and get some shocking news. You have a rare disease with no cure or treatment and only have a few months left to live. After you come to terms with the news, you start making arrangements, perhaps work on some of those things on your bucket list. Then you get […]



National Library Week

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 03:45:36 +0000

This week is National Library Week, which we are proud to celebrate since we are a branch of the National Library of Medicine, and our program office is housed within the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library in Fort Worth, Texas. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” The theme is […]



Loneliness Could Lead to a Worse Cold

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:00:46 +0000

Having a cold, or being sick in any regard, is never fun. But new research is suggesting that if you’re lonely, a cold might feel even more miserable. The study looked at 159 individuals who were all single ages 18-55 that were all infected with the common cold through nose drops. The study was unable […]



This Week is National Public Health Week

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:44:45 +0000

It’s National Public Health Week! This annual health observance is hosted by the American Public Health Association, which tries to promote public health so that the United States can become the healthiest nation in one generation (by 2030). But just what exactly is public health? “Public health promotes and protects the health of people and […]



Random DNA Cause of Many Cancers

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 03:54:52 +0000

While diet, environment, habits and more are some of the reasons certain people develop cancer, chance plays a pretty big role as well. New research shows that most tumors develop simply because of a genetic “mistake,” also called DNA copying errors. Johns Hopkins University investigators looked at abnormal cell growth in 32 different types of […]



The Elephant Sitting On Your Chest: Asthma & Allergens

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:00:00 +0000

From winter into spring, the transition is beautiful. Trees are full of leaves and flowers are in full bloom. In Texas, the bluebonnets grace our highways. The sun is out, shining brightly. Suddenly, some of us start wheezing, coughing, and sneezing. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), allergens in the environment […]