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.

Featured Health Titles

Open “BEAUTIFUL EYES : a father transformed” in catalog BEAUTIFUL EYES : a father transformed Open “ESSENTIAL OILS” in catalog ESSENTIAL OILS Open “GREEN VANILLA TEA : one family's extraordinary jou…” in catalog GREEN VANILLA TEA : one family's extraordinary jou… Open “PANDORA'S DNA : tracing the breast cancer genes th…” in catalog PANDORA'S DNA : tracing the breast cancer genes th…
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See Artwork Through Different Eyes

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is hosting the traveling art show “Through Different Eyes: Achieving a New Perspective” from September 9-29, 2014 in the Library Rotunda. View the exhibit online This exhibit, curated by Kansas Talking Books, showcases the artistic talents of the blind, visually impaired, and physically impaired Kansas Talking Books patrons. […]

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New Resource for Caregivers

There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who  have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers. — Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady and founder of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving A recent article on a new Caregiver Support Group […]

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National HIV Testing Day

Free HIV Testing and Health Fair on June 27th

Positive? Negative? Not sure? Take the Test. Take Control. At the Free HIV Testing and Health Fair on Thursday, June 27, 2014 from 11:00 am—2:00 pm visit the FREE health fair booths in the Library Rotunda for confidential HIV tests, resources for safer sex, mental health, drug abuse, and personal health information from community experts.

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Nationally Recognized Health Workshops Offered

Attend six sessions for caregivers, friends and individuals with a chronic condition to learn how to manage their emotional, physical and social challenges. The next 6 week series begins Monday, June 9, 2014 from 1-3:30 pm.

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diabetes awareness

Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day is March 25th. At the library, Shawnee County Health Agency staff will provide a Diabetes Risk Test and provide information on diabetes prevention and treatment.

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Get Healthy & Motivated with Walk Kansas

Walk Kansas 2014 is coming — March 16 – May 10. Form a team of 5-6 people who will track minutes of physical activity and food choices during the 8-week challenge. Can’t find a team? Join Health Information Librarian Lissa Staley’s team by the March 7th early-bird deadline.

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