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Classes & Events to Make You Well & Wise

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Sunday & Monday, Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 2014. Howard County Library System is closed in observance of Labor Day Tuesday, Sept. 2, 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. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 7:00 p.m. Stress Busters for Teens! at Glenwood Branch.Discover coping strategies for stress as you learn about...

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A Healthy Walk Through These Gardens

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Fitness, Health, Reviews | 0 comments

If you want to mix getting fresh air and light exercise with a dash of culture this fall, why not visit a local sculpture or topiary garden? There are quite a few within a driving day trip from the Baltimore/DC corridor. While many flowers are past blooming at this point, there’s still plenty to see. Ladew Topiary Gardens No matter when you come to Ladew, there is always something to look at no matter what’s in bloom. Full of color themed gardens and fun topiary works, Monkton’s gardens don’t disappoint. If you want...

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New to Medicare? Attend a free seminar that breaks it down

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Classes, Health | 0 comments

If enrolling within the next three to six months, you've recently enrolled, or are assisting your aging parents with their health care and insurance, come to the Medicare 101 and 102 presentations at the HCGH Wellness Center in September.

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4 Things to Eat When You’re Sick

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Cancer, Eating Right, Reviews | 0 comments

We all remember that special food our parents used to feed us when we were sick as kids. As adults, it seems reasonable that those same comfort foods would help us feel better as adults, but many times that is not the case. In the new age of gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, plant-based, low GI, diets all promoting health and anti-cancer benefits however, how are we supposed to know what’s right for us when we are sick? We all know that one of the major side-effects of chemotherapy is nausea. This can lead to loss of appetite and weight loss...

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Classes & Events to Make You Well & Wise

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 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. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 7:00 p.m. Stress Busters for Teens! at Glenwood Branch.Discover coping strategies for stress as you learn about triggers and their physical effects. Practice fun techniques for relieving stress. Ages 11-17.Registration is required....

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Chemo & Hair Loss: “Everyone’s Bald Underneath Their Hair”

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Cancer, Health, Mental Health, Reviews | 0 comments

The title of this post is a quote attributed to Susan McHenry, from The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo“Cancer.” The first thought we may have when seeing someone without any hair or eyebrows.Hair loss can be one of the greatest fears for a cancer patient. Many patients about to undergo chemotherapy shave their heads to avoid the experience of watching their hair thin and disappear. Why does this hair loss occur and why don’t all patients undergoing cancer treatment lose their hair? Medication administered to target and kill...

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What’s Brewing at the Farmers Market?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Eating Right, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Did you know coffee is available at the Howard County General Hospital Farmers Market? Every Friday, the Cosmic Bean Coffee Company provides a variety of flavors and blends. Owner Rob Haroth gives us a brief tutorial on coffee. A great-tasting cup of coffee goes through many steps before it reaches your cup. Growing high-quality coffee requires patience, since it can take up to five years for a coffee tree to mature and produce its first beans. “Beans,” by the way, aren’t really beans. They are seeds of the coffee cherries and each tree...

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Notes From a Farmers’ Market Chef

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Eating Right, Reviews | 0 comments

We know that some folks have small kitchens—maybe a starter kitchen or a kitchen downsized from a big house to an apartment—but they dream of a big country kitchen with room to store equipment to stretch the harvest season by preserving food at its healthy best. It is frustrating to see those beautiful strawberries or bountiful tomatoes and think “I’d love to make jam or sauce but I don’t have the equipment I would need or the room to store it.” There is hope for the small kitchen–and it doesn’t require a...

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Classes & Events to Make You Well & Wise

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Cardiac, Classes, Eating Right, Events, Fitness, Health, Mental Health, Parenting, Screenings | 0 comments

Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ask A Master Gardener. Discuss gardening questions and concerns at the Glenwood Branch. University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Master Gardeners. Also offered at the Miller Branch Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Aug. 18 7 – 8:30 p.m. No registration required. Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. Compost Demonstrations. Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis at the Miller Branch. Free bins provided for Howard County residents. University of...

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Fighting Cancer with Cookbooks

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Cancer, Eating Right, Health, Reviews | 0 comments

When you get a cancer diagnosis, it is natural to panic, get depressed, and feel angry. But, as Dr. Agus says in A Short Guide to a Long Life, take it not as a death sentence, but as a wake-up call and an opportunity to take control of the health of your own body by learning all you can, studying your options, and going forth with the best treatment that you and your doctor have decided on, all with the best positive attitude you can muster. But don’t become so micro-focused on this one area of your health that you let other areas of your...

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