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Do you know that May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day?

Posted by on May 24th, 2024 0 comments Tags: ,

Why is that? To increase awareness and action towards a common goal: a #PeriodFriendlyWorld. A world where the taboos and stigma surrounding menstruation are history. Where everyone has access to quality menstrual products, period education and period-friendly toilets. But Menstrual Hygiene Day is more than an awareness day. Today, more and more of us are… Read More »

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Time for Change

Posted by on May 10th, 2024 0 comments

Embarrassment, a lack of public awareness, and miscommunication can mean that for many women, menopause is endured in silence, perhaps feeling hopeless, confused, or “crazy” and not seeking the support and resources available to them. Stigma surrounding menopause can not only impact a woman’s wellbeing and quality of life, but potentially it can put her… Read More »

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A Telehealth Room at the Storm Lake Public Library

Posted by on March 29th, 2024 0 comments Tags:

My dream of a Telehealth Room at our library began when I read an article on the Pottsboro Area Library’s Telehealth Space in Texas in the May 2021 issue of American Libraries. I greatly admired the concept of telemedicine at a public library. That was during the pandemic, when our library was closed to the… Read More »

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Owner of a Lonely Heart *

Posted by on November 20th, 2023 0 comments

The U.S. Surgeon General recently issued an 81-page advisory called Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation. COVID made our country acutely aware of living virtually while securely tucked away for months on end “social distancing.” From shopping online to working at home, technology enabled us to become less dependent on physical support structures. In his… Read More »

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Caregiving is Caring for Yourself and Others

Posted by on November 8th, 2023 0 comments

Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers. Who is a caregiver? Have you provided care for a child or an elderly parent, or offered respite… Read More »

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