National Network of Libraries of Medicine – South Central Region Recent Blog Posts

Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot Yet? (Share this story on Facebook and Twitter)

It’s not too late! While fall and 2016 have ended, winter has just begun, as of Dec. 21. There’s still nearly three months of cold weather ahead, which we generally associate with flu season. The flu can be a serious threat to any person and persons who contract the virus can …

Start the New Year Right with Healthy Eating (Share this story on Facebook and Twitter)

Two of the most common New Year’s resolutions every year are losing weight and staying fit and healthy. Key to keeping both of these resolutions is following a healthy eating plan, like the one outlined in Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The …

The Libraries of the Future – Strategic Planning (Share this story on Facebook and Twitter)

Over the last year, MIT has had a task force working on defining the future of their libraries. The past couple of months have seen conversation swirling around the preliminary report that came out of that task force. One of their recommendations is a focus on four pillars: community and relationships, …

Combatting Zika in Texas (Share this story on Facebook and Twitter)

Texas recently saw its first case of locally transmitted Zika, meaning it was spread through infected mosquitos. Texas was generally always considered a location to watch for the spread of locally transmitted Zika because in the past, the state has seen mosquitos carrying dengue fever and chikungunya virus. The Texas Department …

21st Century Cures Act (Share this story on Facebook and Twitter)

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act. This bill passed both the US Senate and House with overwhelming bipartisan support. This law will provide $4.8 billion in funding for the NIH to fund research projects dealing with transforming cancer treatments, brain disorders, and precision …

 

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