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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Spotlight On... Health

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Don’t let your New Year’s resolutions to eat better, exercise more, or find new ways to relax fall by the wayside as the year has progressed – Washington County Library has a range of resources and programs to help you take charge of your health.  

Tap into our consumer and research databases to find accurate, reliable information about health-related topics like mainstream, complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. These resources can connect you to popular magazines and academic journals on health trends, topics, and research to make more informed health decisions for yourself and your family. This month we're highlighting two databases: 

  • Consumer Health Complete is an online database that offers information on many health-related topics from mainstream medicine to many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. It provides access to reputable resources meant for patients and their families. 
  • Health Reference Center Academic is a full-text, online database that covers a wide range of nursing and other health topics including fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs and more. This database is more technical in scope in comparison to consumer health resources.

If you would rather just stop in the library to get information, you can browse through our healthy lifestyle magazines or our collection of wellness DVDs.

Feeling stressed? Oakdale Library is hosting an eight-week series exploring the benefits of meditation and how to make it part of your daily life. Participants are welcome to join the Monday evening class at any point during the series, which runs until June 11. Our libraries also host a number of ongoing programs where you can relax and socialize over activities like coloring, knitting, crocheting, playing board games.

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