Burnout

May 30, 2019 | Reagan

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Photo from Toronto Star Photograph Archive, 1988. You may have seen in the news recently that the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially added "Burnout" to its International Classification of Diseases. As the first significant health organization to legitimize the term, the WHO defines burnout as: "a syndrome conceptualized as...

National Salad Month

May 14, 2019 | Reagan

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Happy National Salad Month! Personally, I think national salad month is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of winter and, dare I say it, turn over a new leaf... Leafy Greens So let's all raise a fork to the mighty and modern salad. And no, I'm not talking about...

Let's Get Walking!

March 14, 2019 | Cathy

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Image courtesy of Pixabay. The days are longer, the snow is melting...it's time to get your walking shoes on and head outside. Walking outdoors is a great way to embrace nature, get your daily dose of Vitamin D, and get in shape. Did you know that recent research shows that...

Vaccines

February 20, 2019 | Reagan

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It seems like every time I turn on the news lately, there is an article, post, tweet or podcast on the topic of vaccines. More accurately, the rapid spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and the arguments for and against immunizations. As a disclaimer to this hot button topic, the Library is...

Pushing the Limits of Human Performance

January 29, 2019 | Cathy

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So, how are your New Year's resolutions holding up? If my memory serves me correctly, the end of January or start of February is when the crowds in the gym start dissipating. If you need a boost to stay motivated with your fitness goals, come out to a talk by...

A Nutritious Library

January 8, 2019 | Reagan

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Does this New Year have you motivated to be a little more health conscious? Perhaps you are looking for ways to improve your nutrition in 2019. The library is here to help! Image Source: Wikimedia FDA Nutrition Facts Label 2016 Books I wanted to dedicate some column space to showing...

Aromatherapy

September 18, 2018 | Reagan

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So I jumped on the aromatherapy band wagon and bought my first diffuser last week. There is something about a burning candle (my go to relaxation technique) that didn't seem safe in the chaos of renovations with dust flying around, contractors in and out of the house, and where I...

Pregnancy and the Library

August 1, 2018 | Reagan

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For me, this is the summer of babies! There are a ton of mommies and daddies-to-be in my life so I thought why not give these folks a shout out. As a librarian, I have witnessed the natural life cycle of a library patron. Some young adults/adults forget about us...

Travel and Your Health

July 11, 2018 | Reagan

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Do you have wanderlust on the brain this summer? Then this post if for you! Perhaps for some of us, traveling is a break, a vacation, from our otherwise healthy and wellness-focused lifestyle. We indulge in a few adult beverages, we forget about our healthy eating habits and we don't...

Black Boxed Drugs and the Opioid Crisis

June 19, 2018 | abbas

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Prescription drugs with serious and/or potentially life-threatening effects were ordered by the FDA to begin dressing drug labels with black borders to draw patients attention to significant risk warnings in 1979. This is where the term "Black Boxed Drugs" (BBD) arose; an informal name given to drugs with labels indicating...