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International Overdose Awareness Day is Saturday, August 31. The aim is to raise awareness and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or suffered injury… continue reading Overdose Awareness and Prevention

By written by Jenn D.    August 28, 2019   

Do you need help finding healthcare or signing up for federal benefits? Do you have questions about resources for free or low-cost food? Are you worried about the mental health of a family member?… continue reading Health Support at the Free Library

By written by Autumn M.    December 13, 2018   

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 The Free Library is Here for You During Health Literacy Month!

By written by Kate C.    October 11, 2018   

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   

Did you know the Free Library has trained mental health professionals on site at Parkway Central Library to help patrons who are in need of social services and other referrals? Because of all the… continue reading Spotlight on Michael Rabb for National Social Work Month

By written by Autumn M.    March 15, 2018    6

Welcome to " Ask the Job Readiness Lab ," a series of posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here, our partner Clarifi… continue reading Ask the Job Readiness Lab: "How will my disability benefits be impacted if I return to work?"

By written by Administrator    October 10, 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

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

Philadelphia was the place to be in July of 1976. Even Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain came to present the Bicentennial Bell , cast in the same foundry as our Liberty Bell. The 4,000+… continue reading A History Minute: Philadelphia's Medical Mystery

By written by Sally F.    March 16, 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 We <3 Hearts: A Heart Healthy Family Day

By written by Melanie M.    February 13, 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 Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Starts November 1, 2016!

By written by Autumn M.    October 28, 2016   

October is Health Literacy Month , a month dedicated to promoting the importance of understandable health information. The month was first honored as an annual worldwide event in 1999 and… continue reading October is Health Literacy Month!

By written by Melanie M.    September 30, 2016    1

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not… continue reading Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    September 8, 2016    2

Update: Thank you for your comments and excitement over the new South Philadelphia Library. We regret the error of leaving out the address and location of the library. This blog post has now been… continue reading The New South Philadelphia Library Is Now Open!

By written by Julie B.    June 13, 2016    14

Are you worried about Zika? Every day we read more information about the Zika virus. Here is what is known now. What is the Zika virus? The first instance of a local Zika virus outbreak was… continue reading Zika Virus: Little Mosquito, Big Concerns

By written by Lillian B.    March 14, 2016    1

Do you have questions about vaccinations? Many people do! We know many of you visit the Free Library (in person and online) searching for health information. A new series of blog posts will share… continue reading What About Vaccinations?

By written by Sharyl O.    January 28, 2016   

The Free Library continually seeks ways to provide the best health information and resources for our users. One of our exciting ventures is the newly established Health Corners in three… continue reading Check Out Our New Health Corners!

By written by Autumn M.    December 8, 2015   

We know many of you visit the Free Library of Philadelphia (in person and online) searching for health information. A new series of blog posts will share ways you can access our materials and… continue reading Health Information for You on MedlinePlus

By written by Sharyl O.    November 3, 2015   

The United States is about to enter its third year of Marketplace (Affordable Care Act / Obamacare) Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1,… continue reading Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Starts Soon!

By written by Autumn M.    October 26, 2015   

I was only a little girl when my Grammy had me kneel before her in their little church.  She anointed my  forehead with oil, and laid her hands on me.  I was sick, but I can’t… continue reading MAGICAL CHARMS ~ MEDICAL CURES

By written by Del-Louise M.    October 15, 2013    2