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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Monday, Feb. 2, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening at Glenwood Branch. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. No registration required. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7:00 p.m. Guided Meditation at Miller Branch.  Enjoy a guided mindfulness meditation designed to impart a feeling of peacefulness and connection. Please bring a cushion or meditation pillow. Presented by Star Ferguson, M.Ac., L.Ac. Registration is required. Register online or by...

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January is Tobacco Reduction Month

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Health, Safety | 0 comments

It is the time of year when many of us make resolutions to better ourselves. I always have a hard time making a New Year’s resolution because within a short time I have failed, and then, I need to think of yet another resolution! Eventually, I reach the point where it becomes ridiculous because I have made and broken so many resolutions that I run out of ideas! It’s difficult to tackle resolutions at any time of year, even when there are sound reasons to do so. Change can be difficult. Start by educating yourself about the risks...

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Reduce your cervical cancer risk

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

According to the CDC, the highest risk factor for developing cervical cancer is carrying the HPV virus. Learn how to reduce your HPV risk.

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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $35. Dietary Counseling with a registered dietitian one-on-one to discuss your dietary concerns and goals including weight loss, healthier bones, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol in Howard County General Hospital’s Wellness Center. Thursday, Jan. 29, 10:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Healthy Kids at Miller. Explore simple health concepts inspired by children’s literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Well & Wise event. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s...

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Picture Books That Will Get You Moving!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Reviews | 0 comments

Picture Books That Will Get You Moving!

Ah, January. That magic time of year when you resolve to lose weight, eat healthy, and get more exercise. I think April would be a much better time to make those kinds of resolutions. But even in these short, cold days there are always opportunities to get up and get moving. Childrens’ classes at Howard County Library System are great places to shake your sillies out. Join us and find some great picture books to help the whole family get their groove on. “Scrape! Splash! Clunk! Clang! … I hear kitchen sounds,” says the...

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What You Need to Know About the Flu

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Health, News | 0 comments

Flu season started earlier than usual this year, and most states report continued and widespread outbreaks. Johns Hopkins answers your flu questions.

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Diabetes and Diet Soda

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Eating Right, Health, Reviews | 0 comments

Recent studies have shown that intake of artificial sweeteners may contribute to glucose intolerance. Those of us who enjoy diet drinks and cut calories by selecting foods with sugar substitutes may decide that the trade-off is not the healthy choice. We may want to think twice before satisfying cravings for Diet Coke and go for an unsweetened iced tea instead. Glucose intolerance is a serious health risk because it can lead to diabetes as well as metabolic syndrome. Diabetes is characterized by the body’s inability to produce insulin to...

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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2:00 p.m. I’m Going to Be a Big Brother or Sister at Central Branch. Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding your baby. Resources for parents, too. Families; 30 – 45 min. Ticket required.In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before class. Saturday, Jan. 17, 3:00 p.m. Hands Only CPR...

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The Essence of Lace: Letting Go of Toxic Relationships

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Mental Health, Reviews | 0 comments

I have bonded with many people throughout my life; building a lot of different relationships of varying degrees, some lasting longer than others. I have friends that I have known since elementary school that I still make a point of seeing, even if it’s not as often as we’d all like. The great thing about it is that we always fall right back into rhythm and savor that comforting familiarity. I also have close friends that I get to see more often and enjoy spending the majority of my free time with them because they bring me a...

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5 Dangerous Food and Drug Interactions

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Eating Right, Health, Safety | 0 comments

Ever consider how that bologna sandwich, grapefruit or glass of milk could make your medicine less effective, or even dangerous? Click for 5 facts you need to know about food and drug interactions.

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