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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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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Vaccines: Film and Health Panel

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Mon Aug 24, Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out.

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August – Farmers Market Month

Did you know there are 140 Farmers Markets in Kansas? Your Library has one! Come and visit our Monday Farmers Market and pick up what is fresh this week. We will be here on Mondays from 8-11:30 am thru October 19th (Library parking lot 10th & Washburn). Local, fresh and tasty produce served by friendly vendors. […]

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Train Like a Superhero

Have a fit and healthy summer with these library resources and tips from our community partners.

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Super Heroes Battling Ebola

Joey Scaletta shares his frontline experiences working to save lives in a West African Ebola treatment unit earlier this year.

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Save Your Skin! Outdoors Checklist

Get free sunscreen packets and reminder magnets during the month of June at the library when you learn four tips to save your skin!

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Getting Active and Making Healthier Choices at Your Library

Checkout kettlebells? Stream workout videos to your tablet with your library card? Download free music? Borrow exercise DVDs and popular diet and recipe books? You can do it all!

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Monday Farmers Market

Find your fresh produce and flowers on Mondays at your library.

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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. Attend one or all sessions; resources from the Health Information Neighborhood of the library will be available for checkout.

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MAKIN’ MOVES with Drums Alive

Start your new year right with an interactive wellness conference from 9am-noon on Saturday, January 10, or come for our featured fitness event, Drums Alive, at 10:45 am.

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Check out some motivation

2015 is the year you take your health and fitness seriously. Your first stop on this journey: The library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where you can check out items that will get you motivated.

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Consider Safety When Choosing Gifts for Children

It would be too easy as a librarian to just recommend: “Buy all of the kids on your shopping list some wonderful age-appropriate books!” Use these tips from trusted health information resources to have a safe and healthy holiday!

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