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.

Need to Eat More Vegetables?

I’m guessing the answer is a resounding YES to that question. I definitely know I need more vegetables in my diet. So guess what!?! This is the season for the best meals ever! I am positively giddy when fresh local vegetables and fruit start showing up in the produce isles and, even better, at our farmer’s markets in town.

Who will make your health care decisions for you when you are unable?

Make your healthcare wishes known and guide you, your family and your friends through the process of Advance Care Planning for a living will and durable power of attorney for health care decisions.
Copies of Kansas State University’s Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, and Living Wills Fact Sheets are available in the library’s Health Information Neighborhood.

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 21 – Medical Memoirs

Listen or download the library’s premier podcast – HUSH! In Episode 21, enjoy a discussion (26:27) about Medical Memoirs — books by doctors, nurses and patients about their experiences in unique or compelling situations. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!

Check your Blood Pressure and BMI at the Library, then enter to WIN!

Get started knowing your numbers – check your blood pressure and BMI at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, and enter our Know Your Numbers contest. One lucky winner will be drawn from all entries submitted by April 21, 2012. to win a $10 gift certificate to the Millennium Café.