Category Archives: National Library of Medicine

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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FDA to Take a Closer Look at Antibacterial Soaps

OK, I apologize I’ve been absent for a bit, but please come back and I’ll try to regain your trust. There have been questions regarding the safety of antibacterial soaps and body washes for quite a while in the scientific … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Diet/Fast Diet – Yet Another Fad?

OK, so you watched a TV program where yet another diet is touted as the cure all for those of us who struggle with our weight. In the past week I’ve had two requests for diet books of this ilk … Continue reading

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Do You Know What’s in That Household Product?

Most of us go to the store and never think twice about of the possible health hazards of the seemingly innocuous products that we are bringing into our homes. Yahoo has re-posted an article, “10 Harmful Chemicals to Avoid in … 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

Posted in Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Thierry Duchatellier, Health information, Health Reference, Health Reference Program, Healthy Heart, Heart disease, Heart Health, Mercy Medical Center, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Syosset Public Library | Leave a comment