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Hi Victoria, Thanks for your comments but I have to admit that I am a novice gardener, so it was pure luck that I picked some good titles. Please let me know if you have some good gardening titles to recommend for the library to purchase. Cathy
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Like my colleague Reagan, I did not make any New Year's Resolutions this year. But just in case you made resolutions or if you are looking for some interesting science books, check out the following: Ever wonder why the latest nutrition research seems to contradict the findings of other studies?... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Health and Wellness Blog
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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons As a child, I suffered from apiphobia or melissophobia -- the fear of bees and bee stings, but now I fear for the health and well-being of the honey bee. I must admit that many of the useful roles bees play in agriculture, I first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
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image courtesy of Flickr It seems like every week there is a new app available to help us with our health. But how do we know which ones we should use, if any at all? This was an issue raised at a health librarians' conference a few years back. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
Thanks very much!
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Image Credit: Environment CC BY-SA 3.0 Nick Youngson When people resolve to be more healthy, they usually think about diet and exercise. But the environment plays an important role in our health. Learn what you can do to create and maintain a healthy environment in a presentation by Health Canada.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
Hi Denise, Thank you for the recommendations. I am familiar with Alignment Matters but did not hear about Unplugged before. I've placed a hold on it and am looking forward to reading it.
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Recently, I read many of the popular science titles the library received this year to help my colleague compile a Popular Science recommended reading list. There were so many good titles that I decided to make a separate list of health books. Here they are: Suggestible You: A Remarkable Journey... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
Thanks for your comment. I hope you find the presentation useful.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2017 on Radon and Your Health at Health and Wellness Blog
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Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Did you know that radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer of non-smokers in Canada? (Canadian Cancer Society) Radon is a radioactive gas that is invisible, odorless and tasteless. Learn how to protect yourself from radon exposure in a presentation by Health Canada specialist,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
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Warm summer nights remind me of the outdoor concerts I attended when I was young. I've always found music to be relaxing or energizing but I never thought of it in therapeutic terms. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
Thank you Gord. I strive for informative--being funny is an unintended bonus!
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Creative Commons Zero - CC0 courtesy of Max Pixel Recent research indicates that smiling, even when you don't feel happy, may do you some good. In a recent Nature of Things episode, Harvard University social psychologist Amy Cuddy discussed posture therapy for people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
Thanks for your comment Gord.
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License: CC0 Public Domain Despite what the title suggests, this blog post is for all the people who are used to putting the needs of others before their own. Yep, caregivers – I'm talking to you! When flight attendants demonstrate what to do if the cabin pressure in the airplane... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
Hi Dr. Library, thank you so much for the reminder and the opportunity to talk more about the library's databases. As you mentioned, the Health & Wellness Resource Center and Health Reference Center Academic databases have a wealth of information, freely available to anyone with a valid Toronto Public Library card. Although there may be some overlap, the journal coverage in these databases is not the same as what is in PubMed and Medline, so it is worthwhile to check all these resources for health information.
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You're most welcome Archana. I'm glad you found it useful.
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Thanks very much--I'm glad you enjoyed the post.
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image courtesy of Wikipedia Recently, friends recommended turmeric to alleviate irritable bowel syndrome and arthritis symptoms. I was surprised that turmeric was touted as effective for such different health conditions so I searched Dr. Google for "health benefits of turmeric". The results included a wide range of ailments: diabetes, arthritis,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
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Creative Commons CC0 The evidence for the mental health benefits of exercise continues to grow. As my colleague Jeannette mentioned in her post Your Brain on Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve Your Mental Well-being, exercise plays a role in brain health. Recent research shows: increasing the physical activity of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
Thanks for passing along that information Gord. My kids will certainly enjoy free Slurpees.
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Thanks Lydia. My favourite day is July 11 :)
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image courtesy of bodybuilding.com I love how the United States seems to have a "National Day" for every type of food and drink. March 1, 2017 is National Peanut Butter Lover's Day. Unfortunately, not every one can enjoy peanut butter. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
Thanks Reagan, glad you enjoyed the post and good for you for braving the cold! Seriously though, I find exercise a great way to de-stress and clear my mind.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2017 on Mental Health Awareness at Health and Wellness Blog
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Hi RG, you are absolutely correct--a proper diet is essential for good health, both physical and mental. Thanks for your comment.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Mental Health Awareness at Health and Wellness Blog
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