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Read More About It @ The Brickell Library: Art Therapy

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the mental health field?  One career path that may interest you is Art Therapy.  The American Art Therapy Association  defines Art Therapy as “a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by … Continue reading

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Read More About It @ The Brickell Library: Seniors’ Health Issues

Ideally, seniors would receive health care by visiting a geriatrician,  in reality, few MDs are entering the gerontology field.  The fact remains, however, that these seniors will need access to health care providers.  Keeping in mind that according to the … Continue reading

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Read More About It @ The Brickell Library: Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month 2016 by Reading Fiction!

Did you know that  reading fiction has health benefits? These gains from reading fiction books range from  improving empathy , lowering the risk of dementia  and increasing longevity to improving brain connectivity. With this knowledge of the health benefits of reading fiction and in celebration of National Medical Librarians … Continue reading

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Read More About It @ The Brickell Library: Sleep & Health

Did you know that sleep is important to your health?   According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute “Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, … Continue reading

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Read More About It @ The Brickell Library: Psoriasis

Psoriasis is   the most common auto immune disease and affects up to 7.5 million Americas.  Although scientists continue to focus on a cure the exact causes of this auto immune disease remains a bit of a mystery  “Scientists believe that … Continue reading

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Read More About It @ The Brickell Library: Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic Cigarettes,  sometimes referred to as e-cigarettes or nicotine delivery systems, took their place in US market 7 years ago.  These battery operated devices deliver nicotine via vapor (“vaping”) to the user “without the other chemicals produced by burning tobacco leaves”. … Continue reading

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Read More About It @ The Brickell Library: Ticks & Your Health

It’s the summer time!  Who doesn’t like to spend time in their yard, or in the woods, fields and mountains of Virginia. The CDC reports ticks can be found “in moist and humid environments, particularly in or near wooded or … Continue reading

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