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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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An important message for National Immunization Awareness Month is: “You have the power to protect against vaccine-preventable diseases.” One thing this past year of dealing the pandemic has certainly taught us is the importance of vaccines in aiding our return to normalcy. While vaccines are now available for COVID-19, it is important to remember that there are… read more >>

Make Your Move to Better Fitness in May

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The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports reminds us to “Get Moving in May!” in order to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports month each year.    The library has resources to help you plan your moves.  You might try a lifetime wellness course at Universal Class. With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to… read more >>

Science for Everyone!

Citizen Science Month, Woman and Girl at Computer

The month of April is Citizen Science Month, and April 16th is Citizen Science Day.  If you enjoy science, there are lots of projects where you can help out. Any person in the world can participate with helping to researchers gain insights about all sorts of topics from the environment through health.  And, best of… read more >>

Lots of Ways to Learn & Improve Nutrition

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March is National Nutrition Month. Do you know what’s good for you to eat? Would you like to improve your diet? Well, the library has some great resources to help you learn about nutrition! These resources are available for all PLYMC library card holders, with most found on the Health Resources webpage and others from our Digital Resources webpage. But this… read more >>

COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccines: How to Find the Facts

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Fake news and misinformation spread like wildfire in the age of technology and social media, and the global pandemic of COVID-19 has been no exception of what, or what not, to believe. Since the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, many people have relied on social media more than ever for news. Check out our Health… read more >>

February is National Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Month - picture of African American father and daughter doing push-ups and text When we take care of our hearts as part of our self care we set an example for others Share how your caring for your heart

Did you know that the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease?  In fact, it is at the top of the list worldwide as a cause of death, even when you consider the deaths from the pandemic as noted in an NPR news broadcast. Thankfully, there’s lots you can do to help improve your heart health.   The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of… read more >>

New Year, New Body – with Online Resources

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Welcome to 2021! With a new year, many people make “New Year’s Resolutions.” If you have made a resolution to improve your health through diet and exercise, well, the library has online resources to help you meet that goal.  A one-stop resource for all your fitness and diet choices is Hoopla. This streaming resource, which… read more >>