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Look What’s Coming in February and March, 2013!

ABCD Workshop
Asset Based Community Development

Bringing Together: UT Health Science Center researchers, public health workers, area health professionals, community health workers (Promotores), public and academic librarians, Area Health Education Center Translational Advisory Boards (TABS), community health organizations, and more …

+++ More Information coming next month +++

Two Workshop Locations:

UTHSC San Antonio, TX: Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. segerp@uthscsa.edu

UTHSC Harlingen, TX: Thursday, March 7, 2013 9A.M. to 12:00 Noon. reynag@uthscsa.edu

 

Please email if you are interested in attending

[Meeting Locations – TBD]

March is National Nutrition Month

We have a serious situation on our hands.
For the first time in the history of the world we are seeing great progress in the near complete eradication of hunger. While we have not solved the problem completely, it can be said that we are supplying food to at least most of the world. More of the poorer countries are learning agricultural techniques to insure a sustained food supply.

Why then, with such success, are we now facing a global epidemic of obesity?  Perhaps nutrition cannot be defined merely as fuel for the body, but it must also include adequate work and exercise for the body.  Nutritious foods can make us healthy, but food alone will not necessarily produce a total picture of health; we need also nutritious work and exercise to build good muscle, bone, blood and tissue.

Last year, a global study performed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, (OECD),  on the health of the world in general, found that more than half a billion people, or one in 10 adults worldwide, were obese and that obesity was spilling over from the wealthy into poorer nations. It’s become an epidemic.

So, what can be done?

Most healthcare professionals agree that the most obvious and imminent causes for over-weight and obesity problems are consumption of excess calories, unhealthy eating habits and insufficient physical activity among children and adults. Individuals in the medical sciences, are being called upon to be leaders in opening the eyes of our communities to see the inherent dangers that threaten us all.

Below is a collection of articles aimed at studying and addressing our complete nutritional problem. You may want to share some of these articles and videos with your clients, patients, students and caregivers.  Together we can turn things around and help make lives better and healthier.

 

MedlinePlus: Obesity rates rise, threaten health in OECD nations:

US Department of Agriculture:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute – For Health Professionals:

Texas Department of State Health Services:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

MedlinePlus:

MedlinePlus
Nutrition for Seniors:

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

 

Scholarly articles

OECD

Obesity in Latino Communities:

Obesity prevalence and the local food environment

Texas Health Institute, 2006 Report

MedlinePlus.gov:

Behavioral intervention program

Science Daily

Children and Nature Network

 

 

Texas-Mexican Border Study finds pesticides a BIG problem.

HARLINGEN,TX— Air samples from homes of Hispanic mothers-to-be along the Texas-Mexico border contained multiple pesticides in a majority of the houses, according to a study conducted by the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
Several studies have reported that pesticide exposure may adversely affect mental and motor development of the infants during infancy and childhood. The new report is in the summer issue of the Texas Public Health Journal .

Click Here to read the entire story as it appears in the HSC News Publication, and what suggestions are being made to remedy the situation.  Story by Will Sansom and Sheila Hotchkin.

The CLHIN Program of the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, Briscoe Library Outreach

CLHIN (Circuit Librarian Health Information Network), a program provided by the University of Texas Health Science Center, Briscoe Library Outreach Program, provides accredited continuing education courses for nurses that provide participants with the skills they need to use current information technologies to obtain the latest news and research in the medical field.

We teach courses on health information resources that are approved for 1.0 CNE contact hour. Nursing contact hours have been approved through the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

These are just a couple of the programs we offer through the outreach program of the Briscoe Library. For a comprehensive listing of CLHIN programs and contacts, visit CLHIN Services.

If you would like to set a date for any of our CE courses contact your institution’s CLHIN contact or email CLHIN@uthscsa.edu for more information.

 

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