Tagged Health

Health Resources for World Hepatitis Day

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 Philadelphia Library will be hosting a…

Summer in the City: Heat & Your Health

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 and hot nights. This will affect residents…

Summer Thyme Cooks - Apply Now!

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 program for kids and teens entering…

Good Food for All: What Does Hunger Look Like To You?

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 to know – what does hunger look…

Stress Awareness Month

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 to their well-being. A stressful event…

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…

A Taste of African Heritage

This 4-week nutrition and hands-on cooking program will teach you about:  traditional herbs and spices, greens, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, tubers, stews and more!   This is supported by Einstein's Nutrition…

A Taste of African Heritage

This 4-week nutrition and hands-on cooking program will teach you about:  traditional herbs and spices, greens, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, tubers, stews and more!   This is supported by Einstein's Nutrition…

CityLife Clinic: Adult Nutrition Workshop

FREE Cooking and Nutrition Workshops every Friday in January from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This workshop, led by a registered dietitian, is being offered by the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's Adult and Senior Nutrition…

A Taste of African Heritage

This 4-week nutrition and hands-on cooking program will teach you about:  traditional herbs and spices, greens, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, tubers, stews and more!   This is supported by Einstein's Nutrition…

CityLife Clinic: Adult Nutrition Workshop

FREE Cooking and Nutrition Workshops every Friday in January from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This workshop, led by a registered dietitian, is being offered by the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's Adult and Senior Nutrition…

Mobile CPR Project - Free CPR Training

The Mobile CPR project will train you how to recognize a cardiac arrest and to perform Hands-Only CPR. This is not a certificate course, but learning CPR can keep you and your family safe. For more…

Exercise DVDs

Try a new workout or an old favorite with these DVDs.

Health for Kids

Check out some health-related books for kids and teens at the Free Library.

Health

Here are some of the health books on the shelves of the Free Library.

Diabetes

Learn more about diabetes and how to manage it.

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…

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…