Category Archives: Health Reference

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

According to the National Library of Medicine Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don’t produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine. Sometimes it is genetic, but most cases do … Continue reading

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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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Becoming Your Own Health Advocate

My main goal as a Health Reference Librarian is to provide information for my patrons so that they can better advocate for themselves in regard to their health.  I provide patrons with consumer friendly information from respected and reputable sources, so that … Continue reading

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Health Reference Program For the Health of It – Heart Health

The Health Reference Department presents: Heart Health Friday, February 15 11 AM Dr. David Friedman, Director of Heart Failure Services at Plainview Hospital, will discuss the warning signs and the steps that you can take today to have a healthy … 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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Nutritional Supplements

We are all bombarded with advertisements and conflicting news reports regarding vitamins.  If you’re like me I’m left wondering – Do I need to take a daily vitamin? What brand is the best? What do I risk by not taking … 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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