Consumer Health Resources – June Programs

What is reliable health information, and how does one go about finding it and using it? Join us at the Library for a series of upcoming programs that will empower you to find understandable, useful sources!

Not very computer savvy? Beginners are very welcome.

At the Main Library:

Wednesday Jun 5 @ 6:30 PMA New Chapter: Opioid Awareness & Everyday Medication Safety: a community health literacy event with a focus on the Opioid crisis as well as everyday safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Our panel includes Kelly Macomber, Program Coordinator, Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative, and Dr. Jim O’Neil, B.S., PharmD of Bridgewater Patient Advocacy & Wellness Services, PLLC.  Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday Jun 26 @ 2:00 PMFrozen Desserts SocialHealth Information Can Be Fun!:
Frozen Desserts & Summertime! Snacking healthy in the Summer doesn’t have to be boring. Enjoy a dish or cone of healthy frozen desserts with or without toppings and learn the health benefits of healthy summer snacks and enjoy a cool treat at the same time. MedlinePlus.gov and other sites from the National Institutes of Health provide helpful tips and guides. Outreach and Medical Librarian will share how easy it is to find reliable and easy to understand health information online. (Event may be held offsite. Check our calendar for updates.)

At the Manomet Branch Library:

Thursday Jun 6 @ 10:15AM – Your Information Prescription – Staying Healthy at the Beach:  Your Information Prescription comes back to Manomet this time with all the best tips and information on how to stay healthy at the beach this Summer. Whether you’re walking the trails at Tidmarsh Audubon or the sands at White Horse Beach, it’s good to know exactly how to prepare. See a demonstration of MedlinePlus, the simplest way to search for health information, and see how you can discover an “ocean of knowledge” this summer for you and your family. Refreshments served, and see if you can win a seaside treat in our giveaway game.

This project is funded in part by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

Funding also comes from the South Shore Community Partners in Prevention (CHNA-23) Health Literacy grant.

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