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Blog Posts by Subject: Health and Medicine

Author Interview with Hollis Seamon

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Author Hollis Seamon recently wrote an amazing young adult novel, Somebody Up There Hates You, featuring two teenagers living in hospice care while suffering from terminal cancer. Despite the grim subject matter, I can honestly say that this was one of the more heartful and thoughtful books I've read this year. Hollis was kind enough to answer a few 

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides October 8

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners, Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Home Health Aides on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at New York State Department of Labor,

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides on October 15

The New York State Department of Labor and Preferred Home Care of New York will present an On-Site Recruitment for Home Health Aides on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 215 W. 125th 

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VD is No Camp

V.D. is no camp, Mattachine Society of New YorkOne of my favorite objects in the exhibition isn't about AIDS at all. It's a small brochure by the Mattachine Society of New York. Titled "VD is No Camp," the small brochure tries to speak in a funny direct way from one gay man to another about the risks of love and desire. I included it in the show because it points to something very 

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On-Site Recruitment at SIBL: Healthcare Professionals for St. Mary's Home Care

The New York Public Library, Science, Industry and Business Library and St. Mary's Home Care will present an On-Site Recruitment for Healthcare Professionals on Thursday, September 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Science, Industry and business Library , 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Per Diem and Full Time positions 

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On-site Recruitment September 27: Bilingual Home Health Aides

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Bilingual Home Health Aides on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. sharp at the New York State Department of Labor, 400 E. Fordham Road, 8th Floor, Bronx 10458.

Positions

BILINGUAL HOME HEALTH AIDES JOB ORDER NUMBER -

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You're Allergic to WHAT?

You may not know (really, it's OK; I didn't either until I looked it up) that September is Food Allergy Awareness Month. If you're looking for a science topic for that back-to-school project, or just want to better understand a friend or family member with a food allergy, there are tons of great resources here at the Library.  

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides on September 10

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners, Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Home Health Aides on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the New York State Department of Labor

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September Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

The centrality of sunshine… the most fascinating New York Times obits of the year… the riddle of the

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On-Site Recruitment August 30: Bilingual Home Health Aides

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Bilingual Home Health Aides on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. sharp (appointment not required), at the New York State Department of Labor, 400 E. Fordham Road, 8th Floor, Bronx, NY 10458.

Job Summary

Trained and certified health 

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides on August 20

The New York State Department of Labor and Preferred Home Care of New York will present On-Site Recruitment for Home Health Aides.

Job Summary

Provide care for clients in the patient’s home.  Perform light household duties that ensure safety and independence.  Preferred Home Care has Full and Part Time positions including weekends, evenings and live-in assignments.

Job Requirements

Applicants must be caring individuals who are willing to work with a diversity of people.  There are no 

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides on August 13

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners, Inc will present an on-site recruitment for Home Health Aides.

Job Summary

Assist clients with their daily needs in their homes; meal preparation; feeding; grooming; ambulation; sanitary needs.

Job Requirements

Must be able to communicate in and understand English; take an employment exam, background check, and drug screening. Must be certified as a Home Health Aide or be trained.

Hours 

Not specified, flexible.

Wages

$9.50 per hour, 

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August Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

What is it like to be a convicted murderer just released from prison? What company was the Apple of the 1960s and 70s? Can you forage for edible plants in New York City? How much do you know about life in

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides on August 2

The New York State Department of Labor and Preferred Home Care of New York will present an on-site recruitment for Home Health Aides.

Job summary

Provide care for clients in the patient’s home. Perform light household duties that ensure safety and independence. Preferred Home Care has full and part time positions including weekends, evenings and live-in assignments.

Job Requirements

Applicants must be caring individuals who are willing to work with a diversity of people. There are no educational 

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Is Fitness for Everyone?

Common perceptions of what it means to be a "fit person" contribute to the idea that gyms and exercise are suited only for the outgoing and the genetically gifted, but it is possible to thrive within fitness culture without being terminally optimistic or a natural athlete.

The Dubious Focus on Physical Appearance

The fitness industry's persistent focus on attractiveness and social acceptance has created an image of vain or even anti-intellectual athletes. In much of popular culture, muscle-bound motivational speakers and infomercial aerobics instructors 

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners, Inc. will present an on-site recruitment for Home Health Aides.

Job Summary

Trained and certified health care worker who provides assistance to a patient in the home with personal care (hygiene and exercise) and light household duties (meal preparation).

Free Home Health Aide training is available! Must be bilingual. Pre-employment exam will be given in English.

Job Requirements

Must be caring individuals who are willing to work with a diversity 

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Careers in Public Health

The following information is from New York State Department of Health.

Why pursue a career in public health?

Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Whether you are interested in biology, education, business or anything in between, chances are that you will find a position you enjoy in the field of public health. Public health professionals are essential to keeping our communities safe and healthy, and the work 

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A Public Health Career in Two Years: Community Health

What is Public Health?

If you've ever had a vaccination, assumed the water from your tap is safe, taken your baby to a clinic for a checkup, expected the restaurant you eat in to be clean and safe, been screened for tuberculosis, HIV or a sexually transmitted disease, wondered how to avoid getting Lyme disease, or what to eat to stay healthy, then you've been touched by the efforts of public health employees.

Public health protects and improves communities by preventing epidemics and the spread of disease, promoting healthy lifestyles for children and 

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A STEM Career in Two Years: Health Information Technology

The two-year associate of applied science (AAS) degree from the Health Information Technology Program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College prepares students to enter a field backed by the Obama administration, which set aside $46 billion to help doctors and hospitals go electronic by 2014.

Professor Rawle Chichester at the Borough of Manhattan Community College said, "There are certified coding schools out there, but this is the only program in New York City accredited by the Commission on 

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Free Job Training for Health Information Technology Professionals

CUNY Career PATH is a low-to no cost program funded by the grant program of the US Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training, also know as TAACCCT.

In order to ensure career advancement and successful college transition, CUNY Career PATH participants are given career-focused academic and English language skills instruction, job training leading to industry-recognized credentials and college credits, academic advisement, career counseling and employment assistance. 

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