Join us for a special heart health event on February 26

Take Heart! We're here to help you get all the information you need about heart health. Enjoy heart healthy snacks, test your heart rate and blood pressure, and let a health professional from Huntsville Hospital answer your questions at this free event.

In recognition of American Heart Month in February, we're pleased to host an informative cardiovascular health session featuring nurse practioner Linda Mitchell. Ms. Mitchell will speak about heart healthy habits and heart disease and stroke prevention, and answer your questions. We will also be sampling some delicious heart healthy snacks! Julia Todd, a graduate student from Alabama A&M will be administering simple heart related tests including blood pressure and heart rate tests.

This event will take place on Saturday, February 26, at 2pm in the Main branch's auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Please contact Luisa with any questions about this event at lmorenilla [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

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Huntsville - Madison County Public Library's “Help Yourself to Health” Initiative

Did you know that people ask more questions about their cell phone plan then they ask their doctor? That’s about to change with Huntsville Madison County Library’s Help Yourself to Health initiative.  This program provides access to valuable health information for the community.  

“Health literacy plays a pivotal role in the lives and well being of our community. It’s important that the Library is there to provide the information.” said Laurel Best, Executive Director of Huntsville Madison County Public Library.

Help Yourself to Health is a year-long project that features special events, educational forums, community outreach programs and access to Medline Plus Health Library, a non commercial information source.  All events and forums are free to the public.

“We want to empower people with health knowledge.” Rosalind Lett, Associate Director of Public Services at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library, commented on the initiative. “So when people talk to their healthcare professionals they can ask the right questions.”

The Help Yourself to Health Initiative has been made possible by a grant from National Library of Medicine.

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