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Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Diet Resources

 Gluten intolerance is becoming more and more common in the United States. We have provided a list of library and internet resources related to celiac disease and living a gluten-free lifestyle. More

The Health Insurance Marketplace

Starting in October, individuals will be able to shop for health insurance plans through the new Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. This article will give an overview and helpful sources to find information about the Marketplace. More

Outdoor Activities in the Ozarks

 Staying active is an important part of staying healthy.  The summer months are an excellent time to explore the many outdoor activities available in the Ozarks.  This guide will highlight several helpful resources in our area. More

The DSM-5

The newest edition of the Diagnostics and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is scheduled to be released on May 22nd.  This article gives a short overview of the manual and some of the potential changes from previous editions.
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Autism Resources

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, we have compiled a list of helpful online and Library resources focused on learning about Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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Healthy Heart Resources

 February is American Heart Month.  We have compiled some books and online resources to help keep your heart healthy.
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Seasonal Influenza

October marks the beginning of flu season. Get answers to your questions and find out where to get vaccinated. More

Healthy Aging Resources

Keeping active and staying healthy is very important for older adults.  In honor of National Healthy Aging Month, we have created a list of helpful resources to keep older adults informed about the best ways to stay healthy during aging.
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Back-to-School Immunizations

With the new school year starting, it's important to make sure your children are up to date on their immunizations.  This article will help you find information on required immunizations and vaccinations to keep you and your children healthy.
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Learning About Your Medications

This article discusses resources available for finding information on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and alternative treatments. More

Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010.  This article covers information on some of the key provisions and issues associated with the implemention of this act. More

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This article will guide you towards a variety of resources available relating to breast cancer and ways you can help. More

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