Tagged Health

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…

What's the HYPE?

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 Parkway Central Library and the North…

Pennsylvania Teen Health Week

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 awareness of the health issues facing…

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,…

For the Love of Avocado!

Get HYPE Philly! team and teen participants alike learn new things all the time about the benefits of different foods and how to prepare them. At a recent HYPE program with culinary educator Lauren Nixon , participants learned about the…

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…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Caregiver Support Group

This event is a space for family caregivers of older adults (55+) to share experiences, learn about helpful local resources and develop strategies to reduce caregiver burnout. Each meeting will have a theme or visiting speaker and will…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Teen Sexual Health Series

Join us for a teen sexual health series with Philadelphia FIGHT's Y-HEP program: HIV/AIDS 101 | Thursday, April 6th | 4:30pm STI Information for Teens |Tuesday, April 11th | 4:30pm LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency| Tuesday, June 6th|…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Fitness @ the Library

Come burn off your weekend calories with us.  Exercise to our wonderful collection of fitness instruction DVDs.  For adults and teens.  Space may be limited. Every Monday

The Tobacco Industry: Behind the Smoke and Mirrors of The Insidiously Ordinary

Ryan Coffman , MPH, CHES, CTTS-M will join us on Thursday, June 1st  to discuss the Tobacco Industry' s extensive prior and current history of deception and manipulation to promulgate the tobacco epidemic domestically and…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Fitness @ the Library

Come burn off your weekend calories with us.  Exercise to our wonderful collection of fitness instruction DVDs.  For adults and teens.  Space may be limited. Every Monday

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Fitness @ the Library

Come burn off your weekend calories with us.  Exercise to our wonderful collection of fitness instruction DVDs.  For adults and teens.  Space may be limited. Every Monday

Caregiver Support Group

This event is a space for family caregivers of older adults (55+) to share experiences, learn about helpful local resources and develop strategies to reduce caregiver burnout. Each meeting will have a theme or visiting speaker and will…

Molecular Medicine and You by Professor Michael McCann

WAGNER FREE INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SERIES Spring 2017 LECTURES ARE HELD FROM 6:15 to 7:30 PM  Free!  No registration required. The history of molecular medicine from 1949 through today |Wednesday, March 29 A…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Fitness @ the Library

Come burn off your weekend calories with us.  Exercise to our wonderful collection of fitness instruction DVDs.  For adults and teens.  Space may be limited. Every Monday

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…