Posts in “health” (22)

Hypnosis, using its power to heal or influence others, has captured our public imagination long ago. It is a popular and often misunderstood technique that has been used for a variety of things,… continue reading

By Joe S.   September 21, 2018   

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, DVDs, and audiobooks from our catalog , we… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 10, 2018    2

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

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

By Katie D.   March 5, 2018   

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

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

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

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

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

By Katie D.   October 2, 2017   

Happy International Literacy Day ! Literacy is, of course, very near and dear to our hearts here at the Free Library, and a core tenet of our mission to serve Philadelphians. And while everyone… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 8, 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

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

By Katie D.   July 24, 2017    2

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

By Katie D.   July 11, 2017    1

The Culinary Literacy Center is excited to present Summer Thyme Cooks, a fresh approach to learning about cooking, collaboration, and cost. Summer Thyme Cooks is a FREE , four-part summer cooking… continue reading

By Jamie B.   May 10, 2017    5

As we gear up for the 3rd Annual Good Food for All Conference with the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger on May 11 at the Parkway Central Library , the Culinary Literacy Center wants… continue reading

By Suzanna U.   May 2, 2017   

Stress Awareness Month was started in 1992 to increase public awareness of the causes and cures for chronic stress. Stress is the body’s response to a person’s perception of a threat… continue reading

By Phil K.   April 5, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia, American Heart Association , and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will come together at Parkway Central Library on Saturday, February 18 in honor of… continue reading

By Melanie M.   February 13, 2017   

Get HYPE Philly is a city-wide initiative for youth development, funded by GSK and brought to youth by several organizations including The Food Trust and the Free Library of Philadelphia. At… continue reading

By Khyra L.   February 8, 2017    2

Pennsylvania Teen Health Week 2017 takes place January 9-13. The second annual state-wide week of awareness is unique in that it focuses on a holistic view of teen health and seeks to raise… continue reading

By Ann P.   January 9, 2017   

The United States is about to enter its fourth year of Health Insurance Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.… continue reading

By Autumn M.   October 28, 2016