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News from the NN/LM South Central Region

Last Build Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:30:08 +0000


September is National Yoga Month

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:30:08 +0000

September is National Yoga Month—have you ever tried out this form of exercise and meditation? While many people are skeptical of the benefits yoga actually provides, there is research behind this type of fitness that proves it is good for your health, so we wanted to share. All of this information, and more, can also […]

Want to be featured as part of our #MeetMeMonday series?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:30:24 +0000

Be featured as part of our #MeetMeMonday series and share information about your position, program, or organization and connect with other network members and potential program partners! To be featured, please send the following information to with the subject line “Meet Me Monday”: 1) 2-3 sentences about your position, program, or organization 2) One fun fact (hobby, favorite travel […]

NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Director: Dan Burgard

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:30:18 +0000

The NN/LM SCR would like to introduce Dan Burgard who serves as the Director for the South Central Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Dan Burgard has worked in Lewis Library at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth since 2000 and been Executive Director since 2009. Before becoming Executive Director, […]

Requirements for Clinical Trials Reporting Set to Change in January

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:45:23 +0000

In 1996, a federal law was passed that required the registration of clinical trials that were investigating drugs or devices regulated by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). As part of this legislation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) were charged with developing a publicly searchable repository in an attempt to combat publication bias, attempts by […]

Dental Care Limitation and Rural Health

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:30:45 +0000

How do you go about finding a dentist? Ask friends and coworkers where they go? Look at online reviews on Google, Yelp and the like? For millions of Americans, it’s not that simple. The rural poor, many of whom rely on Medicaid, have slim dental options, if any. A recent article by NPR tells the […]

SCR Regional Highlight: Oklahoma Has Largest Earthquake on Record and New Fault Line is Discovered, All Within Two Weeks

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:30:03 +0000

On Saturday, Sept. 3, Oklahoma experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake, its largest temblor on record. And since then Oklahoma has experienced more than 10 others. Since 2011, the number of earthquakes has increased by 5,000 percent. Is this normal for Oklahoma? Well, it’s becoming so. In fact, Oklahoma is becoming as prone to earthquakes as […]

NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Senior Administrative Coordinator: Carol Knisley

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:30:32 +0000

The NN/LM SCR would like to introduce Carol Knisley who serves as the Senior Administrative Coordinator for the South Central Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Carol is also the Senior Administrative Coordinator for Gibson D. Lewis Library and provides executive level administrative support to the Executive Director. Carol has an Accounting Specialist Certificate from […]

American Heart Association Recommends Zero Tolerance Approach to Kids’ Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:30:25 +0000

For the most part, it is widely accepted to be true that smoking is unhealthy for you. There is research behind it that has shown it can cause at least 12 types of cancer and many other chronic diseases like stroke, pneumonia, periodontitis and more. Even more recently, research has shown it’s not just smokers […]

Nurses’ Health Study Seeking Participants

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:00:36 +0000

The Nurses’ Health Study, a long-running study of health and wellness, is seeking participants for the third phase of its program (NHS3), the latest expansion since the study began in 1976. NHS3 will be completely web-based, and marks the first inclusion of male nurses in the study. Conducted by researchers at Harvard School of Public […]

Zika is an STD

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:00:32 +0000

Zika is a sexually transmitted disease…but have you ever heard it called that before? Likely not, but it is. Yes, Zika is carried and transmitted by mosquitos, don’t think it’s not. But it’s not the only method of transmission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn of the dangers of transmitting Zika through sex […]