Category Archives: NIH

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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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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Syosset High School Student Diagnosed with MRSA

According to Newsday ” a student had been recently diagnosed with MRSA — methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.” From – NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It causes a staph infection (pronounced “staff infection”) … Continue reading

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Eye Changes as We Age

Have you noticed the print in your reading material has gotten smaller? I’ve been dealing with minor changes in my vision for quite a while.  I have to wear a pair of glasses when I’m working on the computer, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cataracts, Eye changes, Eye changes as we age, Eye glasses, Glaucoma, Gregory White Smith, Middle age eye changes, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Steven Naifeh, Vincent van Gogh: The Life | Leave a comment