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Meet Me Monday: Cathy Miller, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Photo credit: Dave Gresham

Cathy Miller, Digital Archivist-UTSW

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 archival collection features many interesting and fun records, such as “Child hears first sounds after cochlear implant, 1997.

Visit UT Southwestern Archives to learn more about the collections.

 

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Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC)

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

“Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign”
from okhealthequity.org.

Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign Logo

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 a Health Literacy Clearinghouse with links to toolkits, resources for patients, research and reports, health literacy assessments and training, and multimedia presentations.

Community partners include the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition, Tulsa Hispanic Resource Association, Rogers County Literary Council, and the Latino Community Development Agency.

For more information, please visit the Health Literacy Clearinghouse.

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-Written by Myriam Martinez-Banuelos, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM SCR

NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Executive Director: Lisa Smith

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Lisa Smith, Executive DirectorLisa 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 Cataloger, Planning & Assessment Librarian, and Science Librarian. She has also worked in many library settings including academic libraries, school libraries, hospital and health science libraries.

Lisa is excited to partner with the region to provide solutions for a healthier community!

Contact Lisa at Lisa.Smith@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2601.

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Extra Fat in Different Areas of the Body Associated with Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

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Woman Measuring WaistMost of us may have some “problem areas” on our bodies that we want to fix. But new research shows that carrying extra weight on certain parts of your body may be more dangerous to your health than others.

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that carrying extra belly fat, particularly in the gut area, often referred to as a “spare tire,” causes a person to have a higher risk of heart disease, especially when compared to the heart disease risk for a person’s fat elsewhere, like in the hips, often called “love handles.”

Reasons for this higher risk are not entirely known yet, but Dr. Greg Fonarow, cardiology professor at University of California, Los Angeles explained to MedlinePlus that belly fat is known to be associated with abnormalities like high triglyceride levels, low levels of HDL (good cholesterol), high blood pressure and risk of diabetes.

It’s important to stress, however, that there is no definitive proof that belly fat causes heart disease, only that there is a higher risk associated with it.

To read more about fat and heart disease, visit “‘Spare Tires’ May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than ‘Love Handles.’”

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September is National Yoga Month

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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Yoga

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 be found on medlineplus.gov.

What are the benefits of yoga?

  • It can lower your blood pressure.
  • It can aid digestion.
  • It can help you relax.
  • It can improve your coordination.
  • And it can even ease anxiety, back pain and depression.

There are several different types of yoga, so you may have heard of hot yoga (yoga taking place in a room heated to 95 to 100 degrees), ashtanga yoga (a more demanding yoga workout), viniyoga (a style of yoga that adapts to each person’s abilities and needs) or another type. Each type of yoga is different in how the poses and breathing exercises go, but the motivation is generally very similar: connect your body, breath and mind.

Read more about yoga, its benefits and more at “Yoga for health.”

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

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Check out our #MeetMeMonday features!

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 Brian.Leaf@unthsc.edu with the subject line “Meet Me Monday”:

1) 2-3 sentences about your position, program, or organization
2) One fun fact (hobby, favorite travel destination, etc.)
3) A link to more information about your program or organization (optional)
4) Your photo (as an attachment, or include a link to a photo available online)

We will contact you shortly after receiving your email to let you know when you’ll be featured!

 

 

NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Director: Dan Burgard

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Daniel Burgard, DirectorThe 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 has been Director since 2009. Before becoming Director, he served as an Instruction Librarian and Associate Director for Public Services. Prior to coming to Fort Worth, he was the Psychology Subject Specialist in the library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked as both a Science and Social Science Librarian at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Dan received his library degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dan will serve an invaluable role in providing administrator expertise for the South Central Region.

Contact Dan at Daniel.Burgard@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2589.

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

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Carol Knisley, Senior Administrative CoordinatorThe 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 the University of Texas at Arlington and has worked for over twenty-one years in a variety of administrative support positions at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Carol will serve an invaluable role in providing administrative expertise for the South Central Region.

Contact Carol at carol.knisley@unthsc.edu or 817-735-5132.

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NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Health Professions Coordinator: Sarah Miles

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Sarah Miles, Health Professions Coordinator The NN/LM SCR would like to introduce our newest member of the RML Team, Sarah Miles, who will serve as the Health Professions Coordinator for the South Central Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Sarah completed her Masters in Library and Information Science from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in early August 2016, and also has a Masters in East Asian Studies from Harvard Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences. While earning her MLIS, Sarah worked as a Research Services Assistant in the De Paul Library at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas, and as an Access Specialist for Mid-Continent Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to starting her Masters with UIUC, she spent two and a half years teaching English as a foreign language to elementary and middle school students in Seoul, South Korea, with Chungdahm Learning and achieved the position of Assistant Faculty Manager at her location. In Korea, Sarah was also actively involved in curriculum development, staff training, and outreach with Chungdahm.

As Health Professions Coordinator, Sarah will be working closely with health professionals to develop outreach programs and services throughout the South Central Region. She will serve as the liaison in the areas of program planning, evidence based practice, health literacy, and NLM databases, and as the designated coordinator for the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Contact Sarah at sarah.miles@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2236.

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NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Social Media Assistant: Sara Goodwin

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Sara Goodwin, Social Media AssistantThe NN/LM SCR would like to introduce our newest addition to the RML Team. Sara Goodwin, BA, will serve as the Social Media Assistant for the South Central Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Sara recently graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism and is the first NN/LM SCR employee to work remotely. She resides in Phoenix, Arizona, and has a passion for social media tactics and digital trends.

In this role, Sara will create daily content for the NN/LM SCR’s Facebook and Twitter channels, as well as posts for the institutes’s blog.

Contact Sara at sara.goodwin@unthsc.edu.