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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: 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: It’s Cold Outside! Cold Weather Health Tips

With the first day of Winter behind us, we are still experiencing winter weather. Temperatures in our area of Virginia range from 35 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit during the month of January. Cold weather can impact our health. In 2013, … Continue reading

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Read More About It@ The Brickell Library: Healthy Living

In 1948 the World Health Organization declared that “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease”. Their definition remains unchanged to this day. In order to achieve a positive state … Continue reading

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Read More About It@ The Brickell Library: Palliative Care

In a recent EVMS Magazine article, Robert Palmer MD, Director of the EVMs Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology said “Any patient with a progressive, chronic disease should be receiving palliative care.”  A chronic disease is an illness that is … Continue reading

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Read More About It@ The Brickell Library: Back Pain

If you  suffer from back pain you are not alone, “By one estimate, 80 percent of Americans will experience low-back pain at least once during their lifetime”. Although a typical problem of aging, anyone can develop back pain including children. … Continue reading

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