Health and Fitness

Was it Something You Ate? Avoiding Foodborne Illnesses.

Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014 by HylaryL

Group of sick children in pajamas on the floor Few words strike more fear when paired up than “food” and “poisoning.” More andmore in the news we are hearing about cruise ships, schools, and other places that serve food on a large scale being plagued with foodborne illness. Just within the last few weeks, 105 passengers on board Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas fell ill with suspected norovirus, one of the main causes . . . more »

Organ Donation: What are the facts?

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Health_and_Fitness

Heart donation Organ Donation: What are the facts? Organ transplants have become an accepted medical treatment for end-stage organ failure. There are currently over 100,000 people in the U.S. who are waiting for organ donations. Another name is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes. Each day an average of 79 people receive organ transplants. But there is a shortage of organs. Every day 18 people . . . more »

Heart Disease

Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

An online, interactive self-care guide, Living Well with Heart Disease, is available for everyone (no library card needed). For more information about heart disease, contact or visit the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ the Cupertino Library. . . . more »

Diabetes, Type 2 (Adult-Onset Diabetes)

Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

An online, interactive self-care guide to living well with Diabetes is available for everyone (no library card needed). You can also learn about Diabetes by visiting web pages recommended by PlaneTree Health Information Center. The information covers - Introduction Daily Life Treatment and Therapy Being a Savvy Consumer and More Books and DVDs Find additional information - on this and many other topics - among . . . more »

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

An online, interactive self-care guide to living well with COPD is available for everyone (no library card needed). You can also learn about COPD by visiting web pages recommended by PlaneTree Health Information Center. The information covers - Introduction Daily Life Treatment and Therapy Being a Savvy Consumer and More Books and DVDs Find additional information - on this and many other topics - among . . . more »

Liven Up Your Lunch

Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2014 by Robyn_Bookworm

Beating the Lunch Box Blues I've got a lot going on in my life and I'm always on the go. I don't have a lot of time to prepare meals in advance so it's pretty much a guarantee what I'm having for lunch every day: salad or sandwiches! I get tired of the same old thing very quickly; but these books have helped me add some variety to my lunches . . . more »

Long Term Health Care Workshops in March

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

Free Financial Planning Workshops in March The Financial Planning Association® of Silicon Valley is offering several free workshops at SCCLD locations this Spring. The workshops offered in March 2014 are on Long Term Health Care The FPA will provide information about nursing homes, assisted living, and salient differences. Learn how to prepare for unexpected costs. Workshop dates and locations: Monday, March 10, 7 p.m. at . . . more »

Knowing acupuncture

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Health_and_Fitness

More and more people are seeking alternative medicine in order to alleviate chronic pain and reduce the discomfort associated with various health conditions. Alternative medicine includes acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, breathing exercises, tai chi, qi gong and yoga and so on. Among these various alternative treatment options, acupuncture is the most popular one. The theory behind acupuncture involves the use of thin needles to stimulate . . . more »

Eat Like an Olympian!

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by HylaryL

Olympic fever has gripped the world! We are right in the thick of the Winter Games in Sochi, and, while it’s fun to watch people in peak physical condition compete in feats of endurance, strength and artistry, one question keeps popping up (in my mind at least): how do these Olympians get in such good shape?! Training for the Olympics takes a lifetime of practice, . . . more »

Covered California Enrollment Events at Gilroy and Milpitas Libraries

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 by Cupertino_Library