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Medline Plus Training @ Central Library

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With the vast amount of medical information on the internet, people are more involved in making health care decisions than ever. However, finding accurate medical information on the internet can be challenging. Websites that look authoritative may have misinformation. In order to make the most informed choices for yourself and your loved ones, accurate medical information can be vital.

On Monday, October 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Central Library on the 2nd floor computer training room, a representative from the National Library of Medicine will demonstrate how to use Medline Plus. Medline Plus is a free resource for high quality consumer health information.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (414)286-3011.



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Milwaukee Child Health Week

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August 16 - 20, 2010 is Milwaukee Child Health Week!

Several Back-to-School Health Fairs will be held throughout the city and will offer a variety of services including:

  • Immunizations (please bring your child's shot records)
  • Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) Checks
  • Lead tests
  • BadgerCare Plus and FoodShare enrollment
  • Free and reduced-price school meal applications
  • Other screenings such as vision, dental, blood pressure, hearing, health checks
  • Information about health topics including asthma, diabetes, dental care, and lead poisoning prevention

Mini Health Fairs (only immunizations & dental fluoride varnishes offered)
Tuesday, August 17th: 10 am - 2 pm
Midtown Pick 'n Save Parking Lot
5700 W. Capitol Dr.

Thursday, August 19th: 10 am - 2 pm
Clarke Square Pick 'n Save Parking Lot
1818 W. National Ave.

Back-to-School Health Fair (free backpacks with school supplies!)
Friday, August 20th: 10 am - 3 pm
North Division Campus
1011 W. Center St.



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Access to Health and Nutrition Help

Door in the woods.jpgThe state of Wisconsin's ACCESS (Access to Eligibility Support Services for Health & Nutrition) web site provides a quick and easy way for Wisconsinites to find out whether they might be able to get help through the state's health and nutrition programs. Taking a fifteen minute survey will help determine whether a state resident is eligible for food assistance, prescription drug assistance, low or no-cost health care and tax assistance.

Access to ACCESS is available via the Milwaukee Public Library website's Health & Medicine reference links.


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National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Step aerobics.jpgFrom Archery to Zumba, there are many activities to inspire you to get moving. Why not celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month by exploring a new hobby with resources at the Milwaukee Public Library ? From the general (1001 Ways to Get in Shape) to the specific (Bellydance) , from the ridiculous (Catflexing) to the sublime (Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World), the library has books and videos on just about every physical activitiy imaginable.


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Keep Your New Year's Resolution at the Library

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If your New Year's resolution is to jump start a diet and exercise plan, let the library's collection of health-related books and DVDs guide you in the right direction. For the beginner, books such as The Mayo Clinic Fitness for Everybody and Walking: a complete guide to the complete exercise can show you how to get started. If you are unsure of what type of exercise program appeals to you, the library has a wide variety of exercise DVDs for you to sample. A DVD like Urban beat: Hip-hop workout is geared for those who like a fast-paced workout, while Dosha yoga with Hemalayaa may work for those of you who are looking for a bit of enlightenment with your exercise. Browse the entire collection of exercise DVDs on MPL's library catalog, and let the library help you keep your New Year's resolution!

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Coma bien - Mantengase activo

Informacion sobre como ofrecerle a su familia comidas y meriendas sanas con un presupuesto limitado. Almacenar alimentos adecuadamente para prevenir desperdicio, tambien como mantener los alimentos seguros. Ensenar a los ninos a comer de una manera divertida.

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Cuando: Los martes, comenzando el 10 de noviembre desde la 1:00 pm a las 2:30 pm.
Donde: En la Biblioteca Forest Home.

Registrese para la clase con la bibliotecaria, el cupo es limitado.

Este programa es financiado por Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

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Fit to a T program at Zablocki Library

Zablocki Library on Monday, October 22, 2007 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Fit to a T is a bone health and osteoporosis education program for men and women of all
ages presented by Ann Perry, Physical Therapist and Sue Coenen, Outreach Librarian at
the Zablocki Library on Monday, October 22, 2007 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

During this session, we will cover topics such as: why is bone health important, what is osteoporosis, who is at risk for developing osteoporosis, what are the symptoms and warning signs; how is it diagnosed and treated, how do you avoid developing osteoporosis, and where can you learn more?

You’ll receive a packet of information, including a brochure produced by the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade that covers the main points presented during this session, as well as a Calcium Calculator, and a Risk Assessment tool you can take home and go through on your own and share with family and friends. You will also have a copy of the “People’s Piece” a brochure produced by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office, and a bibliography produced by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the library.

Sponsored by the:
Bone and Joint Decade 2002-2011 and National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Zablocki Library

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