Category Archives: MedlinePlus

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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In the News: Air Pollution and Lung Cancer

The latest WHO (World Health Organization) report regarding the link between air pollution and lung cancer was all over the news last night. According to a press release by the International Agency for Research on Cancer “After thoroughly reviewing the … Continue reading

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Choking Dangers for Children

A new report indicates: An important warning today for parents with young children. Choking remains a leading cause of injury in kids, especially those 4 years of age and younger. Researchers analyzed data from emergency rooms across the country looking … Continue reading

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May is Allergy Awareness Month

I’m sneezing and coughing, my head is clogged, my asthma is kicking in. Oh the glories of springtime! Don’t get me wrong I do love spring – the grass is turning green, there are flowers everywhere and the birds sing … 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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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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