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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Today, Friday, Feb. 27, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Maryland Legal Aid. Howard County Library System partners with Maryland Legal Aid to provide free civil legal services to financially qualified Marylanders. 1st Wednesdays, 2nd & 4th Fridays; 10 am -1 pm. For initial interview and appointment, please call 410.480.1057. Monday, March 2, 10:15 a.m. Just for Me at Savage Branch. A class for children who are ready for an independent classroom experience that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills....

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Picture Books with Heart

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Reviews | 0 comments

February is Valentines and American Heart month. It’s all about the heart, and these picture books are just the ticket to keep you heart-healthy and heart warmed. This humorous fiction/nonfiction blend introduces us to Henry’s heart. Using speech-bubbles, text boxes,and charts (ala Scaredy Squirrel) we learn how this important muscle pumps oxygen and blood around his body. When Henry’s mother says Henry Malcolm Webber go play outside in the fresh air, we learn the importance of keeping the heart healthy through exercise. A...

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Anti-aging technique you can do in your own living room

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Fitness, Health, Mental Health | 0 comments

According to Johns Hopkins, most experts recommend exercise as the most important anti-aging measure for anyone, regardless of age or disability.

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COLD!!!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Reviews | 0 comments

I’m sure you’re glad that this winter hasn’t been as cold and snowy as last winter. This season has had its moments and there are certainly many more weeks until the first day of Spring – and I am discounting whatever Punxsutawney Phil says right now! So, my question for you is: How are your fingertips, knuckles, elbows, knees, toes, and all of that dry skin that this cold, damp and dry weather affects? When you look through your magazines, you certainly see all the ads for gentle face-cleaning and dry-skin products...

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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Saturday, Feb. 21, 3:00 p.m. Hands Only CPR & AED at Miller Branch. You could save a life! Learn about cardiac arrest, how to recognize it’s happening, and the three simple steps of hands-only CPR for victims over 8 years old. Receive a basic overview of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Ages 9-18; 60 min. Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950. Monday, Feb. 23, 2:00 p.m. Howard County Book Connection: Tribes at Howard Community College, Smith Theatre (443.518.1420). Howard County Book...

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Living on One Dollar

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Health, Reviews | 0 comments

I recently watched a great documentary film, Living on One Dollar, which featured four university students who decided to spend a summer in rural Guatemala, and attempt to survive on $1 a day. The young men planned to stay a total of 56 days, so each brought $56 US dollars for a grand total of $224 US Dollars. In order to simulate the inconsistent and unpredictable income of the local day laborers, the students broke down their sum total into increments of $0-$9, and would randomly draw a piece of paper each morning with their...

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Exercising this muscle may prevent heart disease and stroke

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Cardiac, Classes, Fitness | 0 comments

Exercising doesn’t just tone the muscles in your arms, legs and core, it strengthens the heart muscle. Learn how exercise helps heart health and get results.

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Take Time for You!

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Mental Health, Reviews | 0 comments

Congratulations! We survived the first full month of winter. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the cold, but I still wouldn’t mind one big snowfall this year! Luckily, February is the shortest month and spring is coming soon. In February, we celebrate our presidents and the people we love. This February let’s also celebrate loving ourselves. Why is it so difficult for us to love and accept ourselves? I wish I had the answer, but we can start by being grateful for the things we do have. I have a colleague who...

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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 18/19, 6-9 p.m. or Friday, Feb. 20 and Tuesday, Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Living with Diabetes If you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes—or even if you have been living with diabetes for some time and want to improve your health—this course will teach you how to change your habits and gives practical, attainable solutions for staying healthy. This interactive, group course is taught by an endocrinologist, diabetes nurse educator, dietitian, psychologist, podiatrist and exercise specialist. Held...

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Follow the Herd

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Health | 0 comments

Herd immunity. In the abundant coverage of the measles outbreak, we read about herd immunity. What is it and why is it critical to understanding the public health requirements for vaccinations? When considering immunization recommendations of professional organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American College of Physicians (ACP), there are many factors taken into account. In deciding which immunizations are needed for ourselves and our family members, we weigh...

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