Category Archives: Health information

Searching for Health Information

Many patrons come in to the library not knowing where to search for information or they’ve begun their search and have gotten confused with the amount of health websites available. Others have gotten advice from a friends or family that … Continue reading

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February is Heart Health Month

There are no shortcuts on the path to a healthy heart, but there are steps that can be taken each day to guide you along the way. The CDC has put together “28 Days to a Healthier Heart.” Easy steps to … Continue reading

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Forget the Fads – Get Healthy and Stay Healthy

I haven’t posted in a while, but if you visited just after Thanksgiving and read my post “Post Thanksgiving Regret” you know that I’m on a get healthy kick. I have used the excuses you’ll find there. It’s too cold out … Continue reading

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Arsenic in Rice

Last week, Consumer Reports (you will be prompted to enter your Syosset Public Library barcode) published findings of “worrisome” levels of arsenic in ordinary rice sold in the U.S. Arsenic contamination affected a variety of rice forms: brown and white, … Continue reading

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Healthy Heart Program at the Syosset Public Library

  Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the US today. Healthy Heart Tuesday, February 14 at 4:00 PM  Dr. Thierry Duchatellier, Section Chief of Cardiology at Mercy Medical Center will discuss the warning signs and the steps … Continue reading

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Heart Healty Eating

It’s important to take care of your heart, but we’re all so busy where do we start? There are steps we can all take – in terms of  nutrition, physical activity, weight management, stress management, and stopping smoking (or never … Continue reading

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American Diabetes Month

During the month of November the American Diabetes Association encourages Americans to take action and Raise Their Hand to Stop Diabetes.   According to the American Diabetes Association Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. … Continue reading

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