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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Open “THE ASPERKID'S GAME PLAN : extraordinary minds, pu…” in catalog THE ASPERKID'S GAME PLAN : extraordinary minds, pu… Open “CORE FITNESS SOLUTION : More Than 5,000 Customized…” in catalog CORE FITNESS SOLUTION : More Than 5,000 Customized… Open “HEALTHCARE MADE EASY / Answers to All of Your Heal…” in catalog HEALTHCARE MADE EASY / Answers to All of Your Heal… Open “WEIGHT TRAINING FOR DUMMIES” in catalog WEIGHT TRAINING FOR DUMMIES
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Get kids out walking this Halloween

Spooky Steps Lead to A Healthier Halloween

Halloween is the perfect time for fun family walking and teaching children safety. Create healthier traditions together, with these tips from Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods and family fitness books from the library.

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Candy: The Trick is How You Treat

Small changes teach healthy habits without spoiling the fun for kids. Get ideas from library books and tips from Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods to make your Halloween a little less scary for your health!

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Ebola: What You Need to Know

Sensational media headlines can be very scary to read. Are those news outlets providing you with useful and accurate information? Find out how to evaluate health information online!

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Help for Families Dealing with Dementia

Family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can attend any of the six-part series from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter, Thursdays at 1:30 pm.

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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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