If You’ve Got your Health….

Posted on December 17, 2015

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Help patrons maintain good health, with essential information about nutrition, exercise, mental health, and even medical insurance.

Live long and prosper: Health information for you
If you’re interested in health information, you’re not alone.  In 2008, health news was the 8th biggest subject in the national news, comprising 3.6% of all coverage, according to the Pew Research Center – more than three times the amount of coverage for education or transportation.  Whether it’s learning more about healthy eating option, good exercise programs, maintaining or pursuing good mental health, and evaluating medical insurance programs – the demand for trustworthy information is great.

Resources for the health conscious or those who strive to be
To support your interest in reliable health information, now the library provides free access to a great resource:  Life & Career Skills: Health & Wellness.

With 50 topics covered, and each broken up into smaller thematically focused section chapters, this electronic resource includes comprehensive information about such areas as:

  • Healthy eating
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Physical fitness and exercise
  • Sleep
  • Personal care and hygiene
  • Medications & alternative medicine
  • Illness and injury prevention
  • First aid basics
  • Health care programs (government and private)
  • Personal identity, mental health, and behavior.
  • Common mental/psychological illnesses and disorders
  • Dealing with stress
  • And much more

Going beyond a standard how-to guide, this book provides concrete examples, helpful hints, and the ability to pinpoint topics or concepts using the comprehensive index or by searching the entire title in a single search.

Health info any time, anywhere
Life & Career Skills: Health & Wellness is available via the library website as an eBook, so you can access it any time of day from anywhere with Internet access and on nearly any device.  It will never be “checked out” by anyone else, and all information is easily downloadable, so you can email it to yourself or save parts of it to read later.  You can even choose from 12 language options for all the information.

Visit the library website today, and explore healthy living!

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