February 05, 2008
by Susan Montross,
Health Information Center, Mid-Manhattan Library
Want A Healthy Heart? Start at
455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street
New York, NY 10016
American Heart Association
The website for the American Heart Association contains information for patients on all aspects of heart health, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment. In English and Spanish.
Heart Disease in Women
MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, compiles quality websites on the subject of heart disease in women. Topics covered include: overviews, prevention, treatment, organizations, statistics, the latest news and much more. In English and Spanish.
The NOAH (New York Online Access to Health) website provides access to quality consumer information on the subject of heart disease that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased.
In English and Spanish.
HOURS & DIRECTIONS
Health Information Center
Tuesday 9am –9pm
Wednesday 9am –9pm
· B, D, F or Q, Sixth Avenue to 42nd Street; walk east to Fifth Avenue.
· A, C or E, Eighth Avenue to 42nd Street; transfer to #7, Flushing Line
(express or local) to Fifth Avenue.
· #1, #2, #3 or #9, Broadway/Seventh Avenue to 42nd Street (Times Square);
walk east to Fifth Avenue or take the (shuttle) to Grand Central and walk
west along 42nd Street to Fifth Avenue.
· #4, #5 or #6, Lexington Avenue to Grand Central; (Wheelchair Accessible)
walk west along 42nd Street to Fifth Avenue.
· N or R, to 42nd Street (Times Square); walk east to Fifth Avenue or transfer
to the (shuttle) to Grand Central; walk west along 42nd Street to Fifth Avenue.
· #7, Flushing Line (express or local) to Fifth Avenue.
Visit The Library to Learn about Preventing and Treating Heart Disease in Women
The Mid-Manhattan Library’s Health Information Center has many resources on the subject of heart health.
In the Health Information Center, you can:
· Find books on preventing and treating heart disease.
· Borrow exercise videos and dvds to keep your heart strong and healthy.
· Browse cookbooks with heart healthy recipes.
· Search our subscription electronic databases for journal articles on heart health.
· Use the Internet to find authoritative and current websites on heart health.
· Take a hands-on computer class to learn how to find health information on the Internet.
· Can’t find what you need? Speak with a librarian for confidential help with your health research.
BOOKS FOR THE HEART
· From the Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Living Well With Heart Disease, By Kathy Kastan (362.1961 K)
· Living With Heart Disease: Everything You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Health and Take Control of Your Life, By Larry Katzenstein (616.12 K)
· American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, by American Heart Association (641.5632 A)
· How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight, by Bess Marcus (616.865 M)
· Action Plan for High Cholesterol, by J. Larry Durstine (616.3997 D)
· The Trans Fat Free Kitchen: Simple Recipes, Shopping Guides, Restaurant Tips, by Ronni Litz Julien (641.5638 J)
The aforementioned books, and many more, can be borrowed and / or requested and sent to your local branch, through the LEO Catalog. Visit www.nypl.org/books/ for access to the LEO Catalog. Be sure to ask a librarian if you need help.
EXERCISE VIDEOS & DVDs
· The Best of Crunch Step
· Billy Blanks’ Tae Bo Cardio
· Dancin’ Grannies, Mature Fitness Active Workout
· Walk Aerobics for Seniors
· Viva! Latin Rhythm Workout
· Tantric Toning Workout
· Belly Dancing: Total Workout
Visit The Library to browse and borrow from our large collection of exercise videos and dvds.