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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Mon, 07/15/2024 - 12:13 pm

We are proud to join


Community Health Resident Survey

Mon, 06/24/2024 - 11:35 am

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Take Charge of Your Brain Health Today

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 9:42 am

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.


PTSD Resources and Self-Screen

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 12:11 pm

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (P

Overwhelmed Teen

Pyx Health App for Youth

Fri, 05/31/2024 - 10:52 am

Teens today face enormous pressure from school,

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 10:42 am

In May, the Office of Disease Prevention and He


May is Asthma Awareness Month

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 7:47 pm

Seasonal Allergy

Know Which Medication is Right for Your Seasonal Allergies

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 12:05 pm

The pollen count is sky-high.

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Health Literacy Videos in Multiple Languages

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 8:03 pm

Health Literacy is important because your healt

Green Smoothie

March is National Nutrition Month

Wed, 03/13/2024 - 7:02 pm

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Nationa

Seasonal Allergies

Got Seasonal Allergies?

Wed, 03/13/2024 - 7:31 pm

Many complementary health approaches have been


Mindfulness Training Can Promote Healthy Choices

Mon, 02/05/2024 - 3:49 pm

An eating plan called the DASH diet can lead to

Heart Health

February is American Heart Health

Sat, 02/03/2024 - 10:11 am

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in th

Heart Health

February is American Heart Health

Sat, 02/03/2024 - 10:24 am

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in th

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CODE BLUE: Helping the Vulnerable During the Winter Months

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 1:03 pm

When temperatures plummet to 32 F or below, Mid

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"That's What's Healthy!"

Tue, 01/02/2024 - 11:40 am

Let's make healthy relationships the new norm!

Stress Relief

Feeling Stressed?

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 5:12 pm

The holiday season and end of the year are st


Winter is Here… So Are Respiratory Viruses

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 8:19 pm

Cold and flu season is upon us.

Healthy Holidays

This Holiday Season Is a Great Time to Focus on Health

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 10:09 am

The holidays can make it hard to stick to healt


December is Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 8:25 pm

Many people feel "down" or have the "winter blu

Healthy Thanksgiving

November is National Diabetes Month

Thu, 11/02/2023 - 7:09 pm

November is National Diabetes Month, a time whe


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, October 28, 2023

Fri, 10/27/2023 - 1:01 pm

Turn in unneeded medication for safe disposal.

Health Misinformation

Beware of Health Misinformation

Mon, 10/09/2023 - 12:09 pm

With the abundance of health information availa


October is ADHD Awareness Month

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 3:39 pm

ADHD can impact the social relationships and sc


October is Health Literacy Month

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 7:07 pm

Check out the 

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Thu, 09/07/2023 - 7:58 pm

Find resources about child and adolescent menta


Check Out New Health Quizzes on Kahoot!

Thu, 09/07/2023 - 8:50 pm

Test your knowledge of science and human health

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season: Be Prepared

Thu, 08/24/2023 - 7:55 pm

September is Nationa

Adult Vaccinations

National Immunization Awareness Month

Fri, 08/04/2023 - 12:57 pm

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is

Farmers Market

Shop Simple with MyPlate

Fri, 07/28/2023 - 9:37 am


Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

Fri, 07/28/2023 - 9:56 am

Each person’s “healthiest self” is different.

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Delivering Safer Pregnancies: Lower Your Risk of Health Problems

Fri, 07/21/2023 - 10:51 am

Pregnancy and childbirth can be a joyous time.

July 2023 Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision: a Family Focus

Mon, 07/17/2023 - 9:39 am

This year, we want to inspire families to team

Summer Water Fun

Pool Safely: Simple Steps to Save Lives

Fri, 07/07/2023 - 10:14 am

Swimming is a fun, healthy way to stay physical

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An Uptick in Ticks: Don't Let Ticks Make You Sick

Thu, 07/06/2023 - 1:24 pm

Warm weather might make you want to get outdoor

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Health Spotlight: Air Quality Resource,

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 4:45 pm

Need to check your local area's air quality?

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What Is Menopause?

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 2:09 pm

Menopause is the time when a woman’s menstrual

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Digging Into Vitamin D: All About the “Sunshine” Vitamin

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 2:45 pm

Getting enough vitamins and minerals is importa

Woman sitting on couch with hand on waist/lower back wincing in pain

Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Relief

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 2:58 pm

Pain is the most common reason people seek medi

Illustration of a health care worker pushing a person with ALS in a wheelchair

Advances in ALS: Unraveling Its Causes and Finding Treatments

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 3:08 pm

Getting a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral scle

Illustration of a woman sitting in a chair drinking from a water bottle

Hydrating for Health: Why Drinking Water Is So Important

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 3:15 pm

About two-thirds of your body weight is water.

Person holding a vaping/e-cigarette pen while blowing out smoke from their mouth

Would you know if your kid was vaping?

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 1:39 pm

Nearly half of parents in a national poll felt

Person wearing a mask getting a COVID-19 vaccine from their health care provider

Bivalent Boosters Block Severe COVID-19

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 1:57 pm

COVID-19 vaccines have saved many lives.

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Focus on Your Feet!: Take Steps to Protect Foot Health

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 2:18 pm

Most of us go through each day without ever thi

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How active joints in the summer reduce winter pains

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 2:29 pm

Your joints do know when it’s cold outside

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Candida auris: The deadly fungus on the rise

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 2:54 pm

What to know about the Center for Disease Contr

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Shaping Clearer Vision: Is Eye Surgery Right for You?

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 10:22 am

Your eyes let you picture the world.

Illustration of a child with cancer sitting on their mother's lap, while she talks with the doctor

Advances in Childhood Cancer: Making Personalized Treatments a Reality

Fri, 02/24/2023 - 12:12 pm

Children often get bumps, bruises, sneezes, and

Illustration of a father and son brushing their teeth together in the bathroom mirror

Healthy Mouth for Kids: Start Early to Protect Tooth Health

Fri, 02/24/2023 - 12:30 pm

Oral health is important at every age.

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Heart Health

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 11:13 am

If you missed the virtual educational program h

Elderly woman removing her reading glasses to see her cell phone screen.

Vision changes?: LEAP Classes Will be Available in Spring 2023

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 12:52 pm

Do you know someone with a change in vi

Illustration of immune cells being taught by a teacher in a classroom

Your Body's Disease Defenses: Building and Boosting the Immune System

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 2:26 pm

Every day while you eat, sleep, work, and play,

Teddy Bear tucked into bed with a bandage on it's head.


Tue, 01/10/2023 - 2:52 pm

Helpful Guide from Hackensack Meridian Children

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Tue, 01/10/2023 - 4:02 pm

Helpful Guide from Hackensack Meridian Children

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Your Body’s Disease Defenses

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 2:24 pm

Building and Boosting the Immune System

Health care provider looking at a lung X-ray in their office with a patient.

Lung Health and Our Environment

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 3:11 pm

Breathe in and out.

Illustration of a mother comforting her coughing baby.

Wipe Out Whooping Cough: Recognize and Prevent This Serious Illness

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 3:32 pm

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a s

Illustration of people taking the stairs.

Healthy Weight Control: Balancing Eating and Exercise

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 3:37 pm

Keeping off weight during the holiday season ca

Dispose of unused and/or expired medications

Project Medicine Drop

Tue, 10/25/2022 - 9:30 am

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Healthy Moments Radio Broadcast

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 11:14 am

One-minute tips on living a healthy lifestyle

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Healthy Social Media Habits

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 11:25 am

Wise Choices

Protect Your Mental Hea

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988 for Help

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988 for Help

Sat, 07/16/2022 - 10:42 am

The Federal Communications Commission recently

United Way

Little Hands, Big Futures

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 3:27 pm

The Middlesex County Alliance for Child and Family Success

Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Mon, 03/14/2022 - 5:07 pm

Millions of dollars in rent and utility relief

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Heart Safe Snow Shoveling

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 7:32 pm

Before you head outside with your shovel, brush up on these tips to keep your heart safe out in the snow.

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Parents May Overlook Hazards of Sledding and Other Winter Sports

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 2:55 pm

Injuries from winter activities aren’t uncommon. How parents can help their kids stay safe.

a health care worker's hand on a patient's arm as they take the patient's blood pressure reading

HEAL: Hypertension Education and Lifestyle Modifications

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 1:55 pm

Resources from Rutgers Medical School students about high blood pressure


New Neuropatholator Visual Odyssey Database Available to EBPL Cardholders

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 7:51 am

Neuropatholator® Visual Odyssey depicts the human body, conditions that interfere with self-healing and peak performance, and additional information using computer animated software

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Six Tips to Enhance Immunity

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 11:20 am

A healthy lifestyle offers many benefits, including helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other chronic diseases. Another important benefit is that healthy routines enhance your immunity.

a person in a red coat walks down a snow-covered pathway

6 Tips to Stay Active This Winter

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 2:20 pm

Whether indoors or outdoors, be as active as you can—and have fun!

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Do You Need Dietary Supplements?

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 3:53 pm

Vitamins, Minerals, and More

a room covered in zigzag and swirly patterns

Dealing With Dizziness

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 2:46 pm

Getting Help for a Balance Disorder

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COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 3:43 pm

Resources to help with your mental health and wellness during COVID-19.

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Applying for Help with Housing or Utilities

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 2:42 pm

Resources for rental or utility assistance

a coach crouches to look at the leg injury of an athlete

Achilles Injuries Skyrocket as America Returns to Normal. Here’s How to Handle Them

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 2:36 pm

Treating them early makes a huge difference.

an orange sticker that reads "I got my COVID-19 Vaccine!" from the CDC

Lost Your COVID Vaccine Card?

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 2:03 pm

What to do to get a new copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card.

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Funky Fingertips?

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 3:20 pm

What Nails Say About Your Health

a group of people wearing black jog in place

Step It Up!

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 4:12 pm

Get Active for Your Health

two surfers walking along the beach

Beat the Heat

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 3:06 pm

Staying Safe in the Summertime


Good Sleep for Good Health

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 2:50 pm

Get the Rest You Need


Chocolate Health Claims

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 11:31 am

Sweet Truth or Bitter Reality?

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Lowering Your Cancer Risk

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 4:26 pm

Healthy Living for Cancer Prevention


New Jersey Vaccine Information

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 1:32 pm

Where to Find More Information in NJ

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Feeling Stressed?

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 4:09 pm

Ways to Improve Your Well-Being

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Harmful Partnerships

Mon, 12/07/2020 - 3:29 pm

When Someone You Love is Abusive

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Poison Prevention: Candy Look-A-Likes and Other Risks

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 12:14 pm

As young children become accustomed to consuming sweet treats, they also may be at a greater risk of helping themselves to a dangerous look-alike, like medicine, household cleaners, and other potentially poisonous products.

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6 Ways to Relieve Your Work from Home Fatigue

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 6:08 pm

Use these psychologist-approved strategies to fix and avoid the remote work burnout.

pool water

Water Safety: Rules for Kids

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 4:48 pm

Learn about the basics of water safety and techniques that anyone can use to rescue anyone.

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Let's Talk About Race, Racism, Bias, & Prejudice

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:24 am

Resources for families to get these conversations started


Finger Numbness

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 10:43 am

Could It Be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

People playing a video game

Healthier Video Game Habits

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 10:15 am

5 Tips for Parents of Teens

Man holding stomach

Gut Troubles

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 10:29 am

Pain, Gassiness, Bloating, and More

Person applying lotion to their hands

Rash Decisions

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 1:47 pm

How to Deal With Itchy, Red Skin

Breakfast with fruits

Rough Up Your Diet

Sat, 12/28/2019 - 11:16 am

Fit More Fiber Into Your Day

Man jogging

Join Together To Protect Your Heart and Celebrate During American Heart Month

Sat, 12/28/2019 - 2:07 pm

February is American Heart Month

Winter in New York

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

Sat, 12/14/2019 - 3:40 pm

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.

clock table setting

To Fast or Not to Fast

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 8:24 pm

Does When You Eat Matter?

Snow covered town

Healthy Good Tidings: 20 Ways to Manage Your Diet This Season

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 11:52 am

Two Michigan Medicine experts share advice on navigating the holiday food and drink scene in the healthiest way possible.

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Medical Scans Explained

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:02 am

A Look Inside the Body

Yoga on the beach

Yoga for Health

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 3:05 pm

Positioning Your Body and Mind

Senior Dinner

A Well-Aged Mind

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:37 am

Maintaining Your Cognitive Health

Jack o'lanterns

Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:10 am

Don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween!

Messages of Hope

Teen Suicide

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 3:12 pm

Understanding the Risk and Getting Help


Bulging Veins

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 10:07 am

What to Do About Varicose Veins

Meat and Veggies

Intermittent Fasting - Is it Right for You?

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 10:22 am

U-M dietitian Sue Ryskamp weighs in on intermittent fasting benefits, who it works best for and how to get started

Spiral Staircase

Hypnosis for Health

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:24 am

Can Trances Work?

Tray of sweets

Are Unhealthy Sugars Hiding in Your Favorite Foods?

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:24 am

Many of your favorite foods may contain “added sugars” that offer zero nutritional value and can be harmful to your health. The biggest culprits may surprise you.

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Many Grandparents’ Medicines Aren’t Secure Enough Around Grandchildren

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 11:02 am

Keeping medications in easy-to-reach places and easy-to-open containers can raise the risk of accidental poisoning or intentional misuse.

Beat Bursitis

Beating Bursitis

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 2:20 pm

Take Care of Your Joint Cushions

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How Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Differ

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 3:22 pm

These two diseases have similar early symptoms. A U-M rheumatologist sheds light on the two most common types of arthritis.

Making up sleep may not help

Making Up Sleep May Not Help

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 2:49 pm

Catching up on sleep doesn’t reverse damage to the body caused by sleep deprivation, according to a new study.

Mouth Health

Mouth Microbes

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 3:00 pm

The Helpful and the Harmful

The Inflamed Brain

The Inflamed Brain

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 3:03 pm

Recognizing Encephalitis and Meningitis

Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 3:10 pm

Ways to Improve Positivity

The Skinny on Fat

The Skinny on Fat

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 3:50 pm

The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Shake It Off

Shake It Off

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 6:25 pm

Boosting Your Mood

Picky Eating Tips

Got a Picky Eater? Try These 11 Tips at the Table

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:28 pm

New research shows parental reactions to picky eating can have long-term effects, for better or worse. Here’s how to make peace at mealtime.

Coping with Grief

Coping with Grief

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 1:05 pm

Losing someone you love can change your world.