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Feb

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How to Lose Weight Safely as You Age

Posted by on February 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Weight gain is a common “side effect” of aging. Medications and decreased activity are two factors that can contribute. You probably don’t have to lose as much weight as you think to improve your health. Simply maintaining a healthy weight—or dropping just a few pounds if necessary—can be worthwhile. Information about calories, nutrition and exercise… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Jan

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Making Moves and Grooves in the New Year

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

January kicks off the New Year, New Resolutions, and (sometimes) dreaded overcrowded gyms!  One option to work around them – try the Move Your Way campaign! The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion created an online planner to help you plan weekly aerobic and muscle strengthening activities that interest you! Whether you enjoy gardening, dancing,… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jan

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Test your Glaucoma Eye Q

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and while you’re crossing your T’s and dotting your I’s (wink wink) on those New Year’s Resolutions, consider completing the Glaucoma Eye Q Test from PreventBlindness.Org .  The site contains a list of several downloadable and printable fact sheets, including Common Eye Myths and tips for finding and visiting with… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jan

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Flu Knew?

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The 2018-2019 flu season is upon us! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), peak flu season happens in fall and winter.  Sometimes the flu can be confused with having a cold – how to tell the difference? One way is to compare your symptoms and, as always, consult with your healthcare… Read More »

Posted in: General

Nov

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National Diabetes Month: Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

About seven out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States get gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Most of the time, it goes away after the baby is born. However, it does increase the risk for the mother and child to develop type… Read More »

Posted in: General

Oct

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Health Screenings: Benefits and Overdiagnosis

Posted by on October 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Health screenings are tests that look for diseases before symptoms may appear. These screenings can diagnose diseases early which may allow for easier and more effective treatment. Which tests are needed may depend on your age, gender, and family history. But some experts say that screenings can sometimes do more harm than good and that… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Sep

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Online Health Information Course

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Associations’s collection of short self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, now features a course all about researching health topics on the Internet. Developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the new course was designed to help learners understand and evaluate health information while… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Websites

Aug

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“Your Best Shot”

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) have collaborated to develop the “Your Best Shot” vaccine video series. These videos highlight the importance of vaccines across the lifespan. Each video focuses on a particular disease such as whooping cough, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Viewing these videos… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Senior

May

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Consumers’ Checkbook

Posted by on May 8th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Choosing the best surgeon can reduce your chances of death, complications, or other bad outcomes.  Prospective surgery patients will find the Consumers’ Checkbook website a helpful guide when shopping for a surgeon. The Surgeon Rating is based on analyses of more than five million surgeries done in hospital by more than 50,000 surgeons, shows you… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Feb

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Choosing Wisely

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

More care is not always better care. Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to help patients and doctors talk about what’s truly needed. The ABIM Foundation has joined with more than 70… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

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