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This Week in Nature: Lilac as Medicine

Blooming lilac flowers

The information contained on this website are for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Lilac is a common springtime flower, but did you know that it’s edible? That’s right — lilac, the flower that graces many nostrils with its heavenly… 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 >>

National Family Health History Day

Happy multigeneration family gathering around notebook and having fun during a video call

Did you know that tomorrow is not only Thanksgiving but also National Family Health History Day? The initiative to combine this family gathering day with collecting family medical information was begun by U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona in 2004. One reason it began is due to physicians and medical scientists realizing how much an… read more >>

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month graphic with heart showing African American Family on a red background with a bandaide

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


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 >>