Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month. Delaware Libraries and their partners provide programs and information on a variety of medical, wellness, and behavioral health topics. Please visit for more!

Updated October 2, 2023
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Eat & flourish : how food supports emotional well-being
Albright, Mary Beth
Advanced parenting : advice for helping kids through diagnoses, differences, and mental health challenges
Fradin, Kelly, MD
"An invaluable resource for parents and caregivers," this important, empathetic guidebook offers practical steps for managing children's health (Emily Oster, PhD,  New York Times bestselling author of Cribsheet and Expecting Better). Any parent who...
Random acts of medicine : the hidden forces that sway doctors, impact patients, and shape our health
Jena, Anupam B.
Does timing, circumstance, or luck impact your health care? This groundbreaking book reveals the hidden side of medicine and how unexpected--but predictable--events can profoundly affect our health. * Is there ever a good time to have a heart attack? Why do kids born in the summer get diagnosed...
The mindful body : creating chronic health in an age of possibility
Langer, Ellen J.
Learn how adjusting your thoughts can change your health--from the "mother of mindfulness" and first female tenured professor of psychology at Harvard. "What matters more: mind or body? Filled with original research and thought-provoking insights, The Mindful Body shows...
The well-lived life : a 102-year-old doctor's six secrets to health and happiness at every age
McGarey, Gladys
The essential guide to intermittent fasting for women : balance your hormones to lose weight, lower stress, and optimize health
Ramos, Megan
"Essential reading for any woman wanting to improve her metabolic health and make sense of her body, hormones, and sustainable fasting strategies. "--Cynthia Thurlow, author of Intermittent Fasting Transformation "Intermittent fasting has changed my body, mind, and life. I...
Built to move : the ten essential habits to help you move freely and live fully
Starrett, Kelly
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER * Simple and proven physical practices designed to improve the way your body feels--less stiffness! fewer aches and pain!--and boost the overall quality of your life, no matter how you spend your time. From the innovators behind The Ready State and the movement...
To dye for : how toxic fashion is making us sick--and how we can fight back
Wicker, Alden
A Silent Spring for your wardrobe, To Dye For is a jolting expose that reveals the true cost of the toxic, largely unregulated chemicals found on most clothing today. Many of us are aware of the ethical minefield that is fast fashion- the dodgy labor practices, the...
Fragmented : a doctor's quest to piece together American health care
Yurkiewicz, Ilana
There's an unspoken assumption when we go to see a doctor: the doctor knows our medical story and is making decisions based on that story. But reality frequently falls short. Medical records vanish when we switch doctors. Critical details of life-saving treatment plans get lost in muddled...

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