Youth perceptions of online harassment, cyberbullying, and “just drama”: Avenues for Support and Guidance – FREE Webinar Wed July 14 at 10am (Sponsored by NNLM Region 3)

 

URL: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/healthbyteswithregion3

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our NEW monthly webinar series, Health Bytes with Region 3.

This monthly 1 hour series will focus on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

This month, our guest speaker will discuss the intersection between cyberbullying, mental health issues, and library support. Cyberbullying has long lasting and devastating consequences on youth and adults alike. Through empathy and compassionate services, librarians and library workers could support and nurture those who are enduring cyberbullying in their everyday life.

June is Cataract Awareness Month – North Texas Eye Research Institute

 

June is Cataract Awareness Month – North Texas Eye Research Institute

A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of your eye. Cataracts are very common as you get older. In fact, more than half of all Americans age 80 or older either have cataracts or have had surgery to get rid of cataracts.

At first, you may not notice that you have a cataract. But over time, cataracts can make your vision blurry, hazy, or less colorful. You may have trouble reading or doing other everyday activities.

The good news is that surgery can get rid of cataracts. Cataract surgery is safe and corrects vision problems caused by cataracts.

Symptoms of cataracts:
• Your vision is cloudy or blurry
• Colors look faded
• You can’t see well at night
• Lamps, sunlight, or headlights seem too bright
• You see a halo around lights
• You see double (this sometimes goes away as the cataract gets bigger)
• You have to change the prescription for your glasses often

Your risk for cataracts goes up as you get older. You’re also at higher risk if you:
• Have certain health problems, like diabetes
• Smoke
• Drink too much alcohol
• Have a family history of cataracts
• Have had an eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation treatment on your upper body
• Have spent a lot of time in the sun
• Take steroids

You can take steps to protect your eyes and delay cataracts:
• Wear sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block the sun
• Quit smoking
• Eat healthy. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables — especially dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard greens
• Get a dilated eye exam

Source: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/cataracts

For more information on cataracts and other eye health topics, visit https://www.nei.nih.gov/

The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Apply Today!!

 

The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship
Apply
In 2004, NHHF established the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship program and its first Gala in New York City for medical, nursing, dental, public health, and health policy students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving Hispanics.

The following year, we invited the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Hispanic Dental Association, Latino Caucus of American Public Health Association, the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU and an honorary committee of New York elected officials, to help us present our first ten scholarships.

In 2007, NHHF started its partnership with the United Health Foundation in this unique national effort and the following year, a second annual Gala in California. As of January 2021, NHHF has awarded $1,555,000 to 306 awardees.

The 2021 National Hispanic Health Professional Scholarship is open to any student enrolled full time in the following U.S. based accredited graduate programs:
• Medicine: allopathic or osteopathic
• Dentistry
• Pharmacy
• Nursing (including BSN)
• Public Health/Policy
• Physician Associate

Applicants are not required to be Hispanic; an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is required.

What are the qualifications?

3.0 GPA or Passing (fail/pass system)
Exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and have a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the US
Be a full-time student in the following accredited programs: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health or Health Policy, and Physician Associate.

Healthy adult volunteers (ages 55-80) needed for heat therapy study!

 

“Aging, heat therapy, and vascular ischemia-reperfusion injury”

The University of North Texas Health Science Center and the Human Vascular Physiology Laboratory are recruiting up to 25 subjects (male and female) to take part in a study that will determine whether passive heat exposure protects against vascular impairment following ischemia-reperfusion injury in aged healthy adults.

You must be:
• 55-80 years old; males & females
• Generally healthy
• Currently a non-tobacco/nicotine user (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, nicotine patch/gum)

Study Requirements:
• Visit Human Vascular Physiology Laboratory at UNTHSC on 3 separate days; the first will be 1-2 hours, the second and third will each be approximately 4-5 hours
• Participation in this study is voluntary, and if you are a student or employee of UNTHSC your participation (or non-participation) in this study will in no way affect your academic standing or employment.

Subjects will be compensated for their time and effort.

If you are interested in participating in this study as a research subject, please contact Amy Moore via email (amy.moore@unthsc.edu) or phone (817-735-2088).

Library Top Floor Renovations Underway – Other Floors Open

 

The Gibson D. Lewis Library quiet study space on the top floor is currently under construction. The renovations on the floor will incorporate more study rooms, new furniture, and open space. The expected completion date is mid-August.

The library has arranged temporary quiet study space on the south side of the library’s middle floor. For any questions, please contact AskALibrarian@unthsc.edu.

Workout of the Day 06/30/2021

 

Workout: 4 sets for 4 rounds, 1 minute each set, rest after each round

Set 1: Push-ups/ Squat Jumps

Set 2: Jumping Jacks/ Wall sits

Set 3: Alternating reverse lunge/ Bear Crawls

Set 4: Bicycle crunches/ Burpees