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The MCPL Blog: Health Resources

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance at MCPL

November 2, 2017

Beginning November 1, open enrollment began for those wanting to purchase insurance coverage for 2018 via the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance marketplace. This open enrollment period runs through December 15, with insurance coverage beginning January 1. The ACA health insurance exchanges are intended for citizens who aren't eligible for health insurance benefits from their employer and who aren't enrolled in another kind of insurance program, such as Medicare or Medicaid. Despite the ongoing debate around repealing and/or revamping the ACA, it currently is still the law. While health insurance companies offering plans via the marketplace are no longer getting reimbursed for their...

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Summer food drive at MCPL

June 28, 2015

Throughout the summer of 2015 the Marathon County Public Library is working with the Marathon County Hunger Coalition and hosting a food drive to benefit food pantries across our area. The food drive began in early June and continues through the end of August. Anyone from across the central Wisconsin area or beyond is welcome and encouraged to drop off non-perishable items during regular business hours at any MCPL location: Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer, Stratford and Wausau. It may seem obvious, but unlike some other aspects of the library usage, no library card is needed to help others in need! What may not be obvious to some is the extent of hunger, food insecurity and...

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Sign Up for an Affordable Care Act Healthcare Plan!

February 24, 2014

March 31st is the deadline for signing up for an A.C.A. healthcare plan. Bridge Clinic staff will be offering sign-up assistance at the Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, next week March 3-7 from 9:00 to 5:00. Call 715-261-2141 to schedule an appointment. {{2014

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Pushback Against Drug Abuse: Final Program!

October 23, 2013

The final Pushback Against Drug Abuse program will be held Tuesday October 29th from 5:30 to 7:00 and then repeated Wednesday October 30th from 12:00 to 1:30. The topic of this week's program will be It Takes a Village. Local drug experts will discussing the drug abuse problem in Wausau and how the community can play a role in tackling this growing, dangerous threat. Remember: drug abuse can strike any neighborhood, any household. It can happen to you and yours! Plan on attending It Takes a Village to learn about what you can do to Push back against drug abuse. The program will be held in the 3rd Floor Wausau Room. All are welcome.  

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Week 3 of the Pushback Against Drug Abuse Programs!

October 17, 2013

Hundreds of Marathon County residents have attended the first two programs in the Pushback Against Drug Abuse sessions being held at the Marathon County Public Library. Each week local drug experts have shared valuable information on AOD issues and what role individuals can play in fighting the local drug problem. The Week 3 program is entitled The"A" Word. In this case, "A" stands for Addiction. Marathon Coutny drug experts will be discussing drug and alcohol addiction, the various local treatment options available to abusers and what role individuals can play in recovery. The "A" Word program will be given Tuesday Oct. 22nd at 5:30 and repeated Wednesday Oct. 23 at 12:00 in the 3rd Floor Wausau Room...

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Pushback Drug Programs Underway at the Library!

October 10, 2013

Dozens of people attended the opening Pushback Against Drug Abuse sessions held Tuesday October 8th and Wednesday October 9th at the Wausau Library. Wausau Police Department Officer Melinda Pauls' presentation dealt with current drug trends in the Wausau/Marathon County area, especially those impacting young adults. The next program in the four-week series is entitled I Think We Have a Problem? Participants will learn how to identify if someone is using - or dealing - drugs and your options if you suspect someone is involved with drugs. I Think We Have a Problem? will be presented Tuesday October 15th at 5:30 and Wednesday October 16th at 12:00 in the Wausau Room of the Headquarters...

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Update: Affordable Care Act

October 1, 2013

As of Tue., October 1, 2013, Wisconsin residents can explore their health insurance options and apply for benefits using HealthCare.gov, portal to the health insurance marketplace established by the federal government to fulfill the mandates of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Marathon County Public Library patrons are welcome to use the library's computers to access HealthCare.gov, but please note: We are not trained or licensed to assist you in selecting a specific health plan. We are happy to direct you to information and public resources about the Affordable Care Act that will help you make your own choices. Free access to computers and the Internet is available at all nine MCPL locations: Wausau,...

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"Pushback" against drug abuse in Marathon County

September 23, 2013

Over the past three years, drug abuse has become a major problem in Marathon County. The library has partnered with the Marathon County Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Partnership to host an educational series to raise awareness of the scope of the problem and how each us can play a part in the solution. Sessions will be offered at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters in the Wausau Room (third floor). Interested parties can attend either the daytime sessions, Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., or evening sessions, Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. What’s Hot Now? / Oct. 8 & 9 — Learn about current drug trends that are affecting young adults in Marathon County. I Think We...

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Top 100 Health Websites

January 27, 2010

If you are searching for trustworthy health and medical websites, check out the 2010 list of Top Health Websites that you Can Trust.  This list is published annually by CAPHIS, the Consumer and Patient Health Information section of the Medical Library Association.  These websites have been evaluated and meet their standards for trustworthy health information.   Some of the Top General Health Websites included are: Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center Familydoctor.org Healthfinder--U.S. Department of Health and Human Services MayoClinic MedicineNet.com --part of WebMD network Medline Plus --National Library of Medicine Check...

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Health Information You Can Trust

June 8, 2009

Confused about where to find good quality health and medical information on the Internet?  Try these consumer health information websites sponsored by the U.S. government. Healthfinder (www.healthfinder.gov) U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services selected sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (www.cdc.gov) broad coverage of the major chronic and infectious diseases, birth defects, vaccine and immunization information and more. Medline Plus (www.medline.gov) 18,000 links to medical information evaluated by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.  Interactive tutorials, clinical...

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