Tagged Health Care

A History Minute: Philadelphia's Medical Mystery

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+ members of the Pennsylvania chapter of the…

We <3 Hearts: A Heart Healthy Family Day

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 American Heart Month to host We <3…

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Starts November 1, 2016!

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. In order to be insured on January 1,…

October is Health Literacy Month!

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 continues to be an important initiative in…

Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library

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 sure what we're talking about? Here…

The New South Philadelphia Library Is Now Open!

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 updated with the South Philadelphia…

Zika Virus: Little Mosquito, Big Concerns

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 reported in Brazil in May 2015. The virus…

What About Vaccinations?

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 ways you can access our materials and…

Check Out Our New Health Corners!

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 neighborhood libraries in West Philadelphia.…

Health Information for You on MedlinePlus

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 services and focus on key health topics…

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Starts Soon!

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, 2015 and January 31, 2016. In order to…

MAGICAL CHARMS ~ MEDICAL CURES

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 remember what for.  She prayed…

Health

What are your health questions? The Free Library can connect you with resources to help you live a healthier lifestyle, including research tools, cooking classes, resources to help you quit smoking or increase your exercise, and…