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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Monday, August 03, 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. Well & Wise event. Monday, August 03, 7:00 p.m. Ask A Master Gardener at Miller Branch. Discuss gardening questions. University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Master Gardeners. Tuesday, August 04, 10:00 a.m. Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury at Savage Branch. Learn about Nobel Prize winning Scientist...

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The Healing Power of Pets

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Reviews | 0 comments

Any pet owner knows that spending time with their pets can be a big source of stress relief. Cuddling my cats – and of course I have cats, I’m a librarian! – always makes me feel better, no matter what the problem. It’s not just their calming presence when they sit nearby and let me pet them, I’ve heard that a cat’s purr hits a frequency that can aid in healing. Their furry company is comforting, whether the healing bit is true or not, and I’m glad to say I’m not the only person that holds that opinion. When it comes...

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A Long Hike Back to Life After A Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Health | 0 comments

Parkinson’s disease sufferers may find relief in deep brain stimulation if evaluated to be a candidate for the treatment.

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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Saturday, July 25, 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. Well & Wise event. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before class. Monday, July 27,...

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Liberate Your Creativity for a Healthier You! 

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Classes, Mental Health | 0 comments

There are myriad classes and activities for the young on everything you can imagine. It is easy to find a children’s soccer, tumbling, ballet, art, gaming, or music class, and the list goes on. It is much more difficult for adults to explore an interest or talent. If you are still in the workplace, there are opportunities for training and social interaction, but those opportunities may not always tap your creative potential. Now is the time to liberate your creativity even if you think you’re not one of those people. Engaging in...

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Healthy Cookout Survival Guide

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Eating Right, Health | 0 comments

With grilling in full swing, our cookout guide will help you enjoy summer’s savory flavors while keeping your weight in check

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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Friday, July 17, 10:00 a.m. Infectious Disease Academy at Savage Branch. Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know. Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18. Register online or...

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Poison Ivy

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Health, Safety | 0 comments

When I was ten years old, I got two unforgettable cases of poison ivy. A nature girl, I spent spare time out of doors, digging in the dirt, and climbing trees and fences. In the spring of that year, I was digging a hole (purpose, unknown) and found some pesky roots in the way. In pulling up the poison ivy roots, I released urushiol oil all over my hands and next day, my hands were covered with huge weeping blisters. I missed a week of school, as the medication of choice at that time was calamine lotion, which was totally ineffective. That...

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See How Easily You Can Teach Your Kids Pool Safety This Summer

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Parenting, Safety | 0 comments

With drownings and pool injuries a valid concern, we’ve got quick tips to make pool safety your first priority.

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Inch Deep, Mile Wide: The Juice-Win Spin

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Eating Right, Reviews | 0 comments

Okay, so last month, I confessed my juice reboot failure, but it wasn’t for pity or even to vent my frustration (well, maybe a little venting). It was to share how I’ve learned from my mistakes and turned those lemons into lemonade (or a healthful lemon juice blend). First off, let me say how much easier it is to incorporate juices into your diet when the weather is warmer–it’s often refreshing to grab a juice or smoothie instead of a big meal on these warmer days. Secondly, when the hubby and I were going for the...

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