Life with Diabetes

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

If you have diabetes, your library has lots of books, e-readers, and DVDs to help you figure out how to eat, exercise, and manage medications and/or insulin. Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes, our interactive, online self-care guide (no library card needed), is a great way to learn how to manage your condition. Knowing these practical matters can help you live a long and healthy . . . more »

Lower Your Cancer Risk

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

The Mayo Clinic Diet A 2012 medical journal article estimated that over half of all cancers could be avoided by implementing known preventive measures. The Mayo Clinic suggests seven areas in which your lifestyle choices can impact your risk of cancer. Here are resources for learning key ways to protect yourself: Eat well, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise: The Mayo Clinic Diet (available in English and Traditional Chinese) . . . more »

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

Life beyond your Eating Disorder From February 24 to March 2, the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is collaborating on a variety of activities for adults and young people– free presentations (one for adults and one for teens), an essay contest for middle and high school students, and informative in-library displays. Details are featured in February's PlaneTalk, the newsletter for PlaneTree Health Information Center. SCCLD is offering these events . . . more »

Sexual Intimacy & Baby Boomers

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

Healing Painful Sex PlaneTree Health Information Center @ the Cupertino Library Each time we create a new issue of the PlaneTree Health Information Center newsletter, we're always curious to discover which topics will interest readers most. The most popular links are often ones in "News You Can Use," a recurring column highlighting news articles of practical value. The 2 run-away favorites in our January 2013 PlaneTalk link to . . . more »

Parental Guidance

Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

Dad to Dad: Parenting like a Pro PlaneTree Health Information Center @ the Cupertino Library After spending time with the junior members of my family, three new books in our collection caught my eye. Dad to Dad: Parenting like a Pro -- expert advice, guidance, and insight from a pediatrician-dad was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and written by David L. Hill, M.D., a pediatrician and father. Though written especially . . . more »

Helping your older pet

Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2012 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

Caring for your Aging Cat Do you have a dog or cat that's getting up in years? Here are a few books to help you extend your pet's longevity and maintain his or her joie de vivre. Caring for your Aging Cat and Caring for your Aging Dog, written by the same author, are organized similarly. Janice Borzendowski stresses the importance of proper nutrition, exercise, and routine home and veterinary . . . more »

To Talk or Not To Talk

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

Healing Conversations Getting together with friends and family during the holidays can be one of the season's greatest pleasures. However, if someone you'll be visiting is experiencing a difficult transition - unemployment, serious illness, or life with