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February is American Heart Month

Every February, organizations around the country bring awareness to heart disease as a leading cause of death for Americans. Here at the library, we have a variety of resources you can use to learn more about heart disease and ways to keep yourself healthy. We have some books, which are on display on the brown…
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, the pink ribbons come out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, and many of us know someone who has been affected by it. If you are living with breast cancer or know someone who is, take a look at our display in the reference…
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September is National Recovery Month

Every Person. Every Family. Every Community. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based…
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May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month.  You can check out some of our materials or take a look at the resources below. Don’t forget about our electronic options on Overdrive or Hoopla, our new service that includes movies, music, ebooks, and audiobooks. The library is currently open for browsing. Masks are optional. If you are not…
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February is American Heart Month

According to the 2019 Greater Lowell Community Health Needs Assessment, the leading cause of death in Lowell in 2016 was heart disease. From 2007-2014, rates of hospitalization for cardiovascular disease in Lowell were higher than the state average.[i] With these numbers in mind, it is important for us to raise awareness about heart health. Throughout…
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Struggling this Holiday Season?

Everyone is happy during the holiday season...except those who aren’t. For people who have experienced loss, trauma, or estrangement from their families, the holidays can be a difficult time of year. Some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder when the days become shorter.  If you or someone you know is struggling this holiday season, the…
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September is National Recovery Month

What is Recovery Month? Now in its 32nd year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery…
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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Over six million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. It destroys people's memory, thinking skills, and ability to complete everyday tasks. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia take a toll not only on the patient, but also on caregivers and…
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April is Stress Awareness Month!

April is Stress Awareness Month. Most people will agree that it has been a stressful year with economic and health concerns and the uncertainty that COVID has brought to our daily lives. Now is as good a time as any to examine how you are feeling and what you can do to alleviate or manage…
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COVID-19 Vaccines, Scams and More!

We are still wearing masks and keeping our distance due to COVID-19, but the population is creeping toward herd immunity with the help of vaccines.  As of March 4, 1,868,847 vaccine doses had been administered in Massachusetts. Currently, people in Phase 1, individuals age 75 and older, individuals age 65-74, individuals with 2 or more…
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September is Self-Care Awareness Month

September is a time to focus on taking care of ourselves and making ourselves a priority. It is important and essential for our well-being. True self-care if keeping yourself the focus of your own life. It’s paying attention to how you feel, communicating clearly, and speaking up for yourself – no guilt allowed! Most people…
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Our lives are consumed by COVID-19. We worry about ourselves and our loved ones contracting the virus each time we leave the house. We want to be able to do our errands without fear, go back to work and school, and socialize. We won’t be able to open everything and return to our normal routines…
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