kennebunkport health department

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS – BOOK GROUP

Please join us, Alison Kenneway and Kim Noble, RNs from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department on Wednesday, February 16 @ 9:45 am to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being.  In celebration of National Heart Month, Your Heart, My Hands by Arun K. Singh, M.D. will be discussed.  A free copy of the book will be supplied to each person registering for this event.  Please call the Library to get on the list (967-2778).  Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us and learn more about this month’s book pick.  Help set the course for a healthy and safer you!

 

About the book:  An encouraging and inspiring true story on how a boy from India overcame a difficult childhood and devastating hand injuries and became one of the most preeminent cardiac surgeons in the U.S.  A pioneer in the evolution of treatments for heart disease, America’s number one cause of death in men and women, Dr. Arun Singh has witnessed life and death from a vantage point nearly unmatched in medical history, while performing over 15,000 open heart surgeries. Revered by colleagues and patients, under the hot lights of the O.R. this award-winning surgeon has spent thousands of hours performing life-saving operations, while witnessing the miraculous, the joyous, and the devastating. He has held the life-giving heart in his hand and has been praised for his tireless devotion to preserving the lives this organ sustains.  Dr. Singh’s decorated career is an odyssey of remarkable determination. To illuminate the power of perseverance, Dr. Singh recounts how the same two hands that have so expertly worked to extend life were once crushed and his future nearly shattered. In YOUR HEART, MY HANDS he recalls the fortitude that saw him through a complicated boyhood in India, struggles with dyslexia, and finding his way as an immigrant, to become one of America’s most highly-regarded and preeminent surgeons.

Join Our Discussion and learn about how one man became such an important pioneer for heart health.

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS – BOOK GROUP

Please join us, Alison Kenneway and Kim Noble, RNs from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department on Wednesday, January 19 @ 9:45 am to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being.  Copies of the book Life Glows On by Claire Cook are available for checkout at the Library.

Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us and learn more about this month’s book pick.  Help set the course for a healthy and safer you!

 

About the book:  Packed with fun ideas and solid, practical strategies for reconnecting with your creativity and making the rest of your life the best of your life. Ditch all those worries about getting older and embrace what can be the most vibrant and empowering chapter of your life.  Equal parts creativity guide, mood boost, midlife manifesto, self-help salve, and breath of fresh air. 100% witty, wise and generous Claire Cook, who shares everything she’s learned on her own journey that might help you in yours. Filled with great stories and insider tips.

If you’re a forty-to-forever woman who’s interested in making your life glow on, don’t miss this inspiring and motivating book.

Join Our Discussion and let us know what you think!

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS – BOOK GROUP

Please join us, Alison Kenneway and Kim Noble, RNs from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department on Wednesday, November 17 @ 9:45 am to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being.  Copies of the book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande are available for checkout at the Library.

Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us and learn more about this month’s book pick.  Help set the course for a healthy and safer you!

About the book:   Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.  Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them. And families go along with all of it.  In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures – in his own practices as well as others’ – as life draws to a close. And he discovers how we can do better. He follows a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in his clinic, and reformers turning nursing homes upside down. He finds people who show us how to have the hard conversations and how to ensure we never sacrifice what people really care about.

Join Our Discussion and let us know what you think!

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS – BOOK GROUP

Please join us, Alison Kenneway and Kim Noble, RNs from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department on Wednesday, October 20 @ 9:45 am to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being.  Copies of the book Coming Clean : a Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller are available for checkout at the Library.

Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us and learn more about this month’s book pick.  Help set the course for a healthy and safer you!

SUGAR SHOCK – A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

We’re Teaming Up!  The Health Department and the Library to talk SUGAR!  Join us in the garden area of the Library on Wednesday, June 16 at 9:45 am for a lively discussion.

 

Kennebunkport Public Health Department to discuss ways to help identify “hidden” sugars in your food and ways to reduce your overall sugar consumption to untimately improve your health.  Copies of the book by Carol Prager and Samantha Cassetty are available for checkout.  Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us in the garden and learn more about sugars in our diet.  Let’s set the course for a healthy summer!