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National Public Health Week takes place this week, from April 2-8. But what is "public health", you may be asking? Public health promotes and protects the health of all people and the… continue reading National Public Health Week

By written by Katie D.    April 2, 2018   

March is National Nutrition Month . Here are 7 Healthy Tips to put your best fork forward... Include a variety of healthy foods in your diet, from all of the food groups on a regular basis. Eat… continue reading 7 Tips to a Healthy National Nutrition Month

By written by Katie D.    March 5, 2018    7

February is American Heart Month , so it’s a great time to learn about making heart-healthy choices every day and to use your neighborhood library to help improve your heart health. Heart… continue reading Heart Health at the Free Library

By written by Katie D.    February 5, 2018   

If you walk into the South Philadelphia Library meeting room on a Monday afternoon between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., you’ll find a group of children, teenagers, and adults chopping, grating, and… continue reading Meatless Mondays at South Philadelphia Library

By written by Katie D.    January 8, 2018   

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are too high. There are different types of diabetes. If you have type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. If you… continue reading November is National Diabetes Month

By written by Katie D.    November 3, 2017   

This November, the Free Library will be hosting enrollment fairs for federal marketplace (Affordable Care Act/Obamacare) health insurance. You can find out more about the Affordable Care Act… continue reading Health Insurance Enrollment & Health Fairs at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Katie D.    October 5, 2017    1

Medical information changes rapidly with new research and when new information is delivered to you during a stressful medical appointment, it can be tough to remember everything you were… continue reading October is Health Literacy Month

By written by Katie D.    October 2, 2017   

The South Philadelphia Library has added a new collection: the Health Lending Library . The first items in this new collection are electronic blood pressure monitors and food scales. These items… continue reading Health Lending Library Now Available in South Philadelphia

By written by Katie D.    August 28, 2017    1

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day . The goal of this day is to raise awareness about hepatitis. You can do that by reading this blog and checking out health resources at the Free Library! The South… continue reading Health Resources for World Hepatitis Day

By written by Katie D.    July 24, 2017    3

This summer, we’re bound to have sunny, hot, and humid days. We may even experience extreme heat, when daytime temperatures reach the 90s or 100 degrees or above, along with high humidity… continue reading Summer in the City: Heat & Your Health

By written by Katie D.    July 11, 2017    1