Health

Fill your prescription for information here at the library. Understand a diagnosis, learn about options for treatment, and find resources for support of diseases and conditions. Featuring health, medical and wellness information that is written for the everyday person, the Health Information Neighborhood works to complement your doctor’s orders with a dose of information. We bring together books, DVDs, pamphlets, reliable online resources and our staff to help you find the information you need.

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Give for Blood Donor Month

The Community Blood Center urges everyone to make donating blood a priority this winter. Consider the blood drive on Friday, January 22 from 9am-2pm at the library.

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Healthy choices: What ONE thing will you do differently this year?

What ONE healthy choice will you make this year? SHARE your goal in the comments –and read what ONE thing other people are changing in 2016, too!

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Think Toy Safety For Gifts

“Buy all of the kids on your shopping list some wonderful age-appropriate books!” is a standard librarian recommendation. Use these toy safety tips from trusted health information resources to have a safe and healthy holiday!

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Share Your Family Health History on Thanksgiving

Asking for information about major diseases and causes of death isn’t a typical holiday gift request, but conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes often run in families. Document your family health history, and talk to your doctor about your hereditary health.

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THINK BIG. Start Small.

Think Big, Start Small: Right Rewards

Take the pledge today! You can make small changes for a big impact on children’s healthy growth and development.

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THINK BIG. Start Small.

Think Big, Start Small: Breastfeeding Benefits

In our continuing series on kids’ health, guest blogger Hilary Gee shares how child care providers and early educators can provide support and encouragement to breastfeeding families.

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Think Big, Start Small: Unplug Under 2

Kids and adults spend a lot of time looking at electronic screens, like smart phones, tablets and TVs, but for young children, screen time should be limited or avoided.

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Check out a Fitness Kit to try new exercise options

Revitalize your workout routine or inspire yourself to try something new! A dozen different fitness kits are available for customers interested in physical fitness and exercise materials at the library.

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Resource for Caregivers

Check out some resources that are available for caregivers, and those that are going through life changing events.

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Health resources for Alzheimer’s disease

The Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter will present a 6-part series for family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Weekly focus includes on resistance to care, activities, medications, placement decisions and the role of the caregiver. Attend one or all sessions; resources from the Health Information Neighborhood of the library will be available for checkout.

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THINK BIG. Start Small.

It’s Time to Think Big

By making a few key changes related to food, drinks and activity, parents and educators can have a big impact on the health of Kansas kids.

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Senior Information Fair September 16

The Senior Information Fair offers a wealth of resources for the aging Wednesday, September 16 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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