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 […]

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 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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New Fitness and Exercise DVDs in the Health Information Neighborhood

  Don’t let wintery weather be your excuse! Find these new fitness DVD titles and many more options to inspire your indoor winter workout in the Health Information Neighborhood — plus check your blood pressure and then use the digital scale to check your weight and BMI. Place requests at http://catalog.tscpl.org. 30 Minutes to Fitness. Body Shop Health Information Neighborhood […]

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Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment has ended

The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for application and enrollment. The Marketplace website, HealthCare.gov is the primary tool for delivering information to Americans about their health coverage options, as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Author Gives Hope to Those Dealing with Dementia

Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey is a performance of inspiring stories dealing with the complex issues of loss and change, flexibility and acceptance. The stories offer humor and information. Join us Nov. 17 at 2pm.