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Fight the Bite! Avoid Ticks and Mosquitoes

Published: June 10, 2019

With the widespread appearance of ticks and mosquitos, the Washtenaw County Health Department shares how to keep you and your family protected this summer.

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See pictures from Teen STEAM Cafe: Joy Factor

Published: May 25, 2019

Teens at the Ypsilanti District Library took a stand to help other teens experiencing loneliness, anxiety, and depression by organizing a mental health awareness meetup to raise awareness and equip teens with the tools and information they need to help others and themselves. The Teen Advisory Groups and STEAM Cafe interns worked together to plan a STEAM Cafe called Joy Factor: Mind your Brain, organized by teens with teen presenters, attended by about 75 people!It took place Friday, May 24, 6:00-9:00 pm at the downtown Ypsilanti library.  See all event photos on YDL’s Flickr! See more photos MiND Lab Q&A with Isaiah …

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Teen STEAM Cafe: Joy Factor Agenda

Published: May 16, 2019

Teens at the Ypsilanti District Library are taking a stand to help other teens experiencing loneliness, anxiety, and depression by organizing a mental health awareness meetup to raise awareness and equip teens with the tools and information they need to help others and themselves. The result of the teen advisory’s efforts is a mental health awareness meetup called Joy Factor: Mind your Brain, organized by teens, for teens, with teen presenters. It will take place Friday, May 24, 6:00-9:00 pm at the downtown Ypsilanti library. Everyone 12-19 years of age is welcome to add their voice to the conversation at this …

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Two New Grants Grow the YDL-Whittaker Garden

Published: April 22, 2019

Thanks to grants from KidsGardening and the Library of Michigan, we’ll be expanding our salsa garden at YDL-Whittaker.

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How graphic novels are helping doctors and patients

Published: February 2, 2019

“Something remarkable and game changing is being sparked in the alliance between comics and medicine. It’s becoming clear that these graphic narratives can deepen understanding, not only of facts but of feelings, between patients, family, and professionals. A spoonful of comics really does help the medicine go down.”   – Paul Gravett, author of Comics Art and the editor of 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die Graphic Medicine is the use of comics in medical education and patient care. Graphic novels related to illness, aging, and other difficult topics are emerging as a robust and widely varied sub-genre of …

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Health Insurance Marketplace: Hands-On Help Available

Published: November 8, 2018

The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for enrollment through December 15, 2018. Staff from the Washtenaw Health Plan can help you find the right plan and apply.

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HealthSource: Consumer Edition

HealthSource: Consumer Edition is a database that contains consumer health magazines.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a database that contains medical encyclopedias, books, and magazine articles.

Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch is a database that uses complementary, holistic, integrated approaches.

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The Caregiver Coffeebreak: Q & A with Breeda Miller

Published: July 8, 2018

Caregivers face many challenges and Breeda Miller knows how that feels.  In her new book, “The Caregiver Coffeebreak- Take a Break Before You Break”, Breeda provides a soft spot for caregivers dealing with the frustration, exhaustion, and isolation of being a caregiver.  Noted for her work supporting those in the “Sandwich Generation”, she addresses the needs of those caring for elderly, frail parents and children still at home. Breeda answered some questions as a preview to her program at the Whittaker Branch on Thursday, July 26th at 7pm. Q: What inspired you to become an author? A:  I wrote the …

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