Health

GENERAL HEALTH RESOURCES

MedlinePlus is specifically designed for the public, containing hundreds of topic pages including NIH-written descriptive information, videos, health check tools, drug, herb and supplement info, links to Fact Sheets from other NIH Institutes, the CDC, etc., and more.

  • The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, created and maintains MedlinePlus to assist you in locating authoritative health information.

  • Available in Spanish.  Some topics available in additional languages.

Enter your search term in the search box above, or click the MedlinePlus button to go to the MedlinePlus website.

  • The content on FamilyDoctor.org is intended for individuals who are seeking reliable health information written at a 6th-8th grade reading level.

  • Children, teens, and seniors can explore sections specifically for them.

  • All information has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians.  

  • Conditions and diseases can be searched by name, symptom, or age most commonly affected.

  • The site provides easy access to many helpful health tools, such as a symptom checker, dictionary, BMI calculator, and an immunization schedule. Drug information and health management advice are also included.

  • Benefiting patients, the general public, and healthcare professionals, this site offers nearly 5,000 articles, videos, podcasts and tools for managing your health.  

  • A Health Information Search Specialist can answer questions via a live chat service Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm EST (except holidays).

  • Visit the online learning center to improve your knowledge of specific diseases, conditions, and treatments.

  • A symptom checker and links to free guides and newsletters are included on the site.

Click the play arrow to tour of the MedlinePlus Web site.  Learn how to find the health information you're looking for and how to stay up to date on the latest in health and wellness. 

  • NetWellness, a nonprofit consumer health website, provides more than 55,000 pages of high quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty at the University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University, and the Ohio State University.

  • Its “Ask An Expert” feature is a question and answer service provided by numerous health care professionals of the three universities.

  • The “Reference Library” section provides links to other carefully selected health sites, and the “Research” section provides access to information about the latest medical research.

  • MayoClinic.com offers a wealth of easy-to-understand health and medical information.  

  • In addition to comprehensive disease and condition guides the site includes descriptions of drugs, supplements, tests, and procedures;

  • healthy living guides

  • symptom checker

  • expert blogs

HEALTH RESOURCES BY GROUP

  • Sections for kids, teens, and parents

  • If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," KidsHealth is the right place.

  • KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years

  • A-Z Health topics

  • ePublications, factsheets, reports

  • Trending heatlh topics, spotlight on health, news

  • Blog

  • Hotline available Monday - Friday 9a.m. - 6p.m    1-800-994-9662

  • Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) is a nonprofit, public interest organization based in Cambridge, Mass., that develops and promotes evidence-based information on girls’ and women’s reproductive health and sexuality.

  • Topics covered:

    • Abortion

    • Anatomy & Menstruation

    • Birth Control

    • Body Image

    • Breast & Gynecological Cancers

    • Common Medical Conditions

    • Environmental Health

    • Infertility

    • Menopause & Perimenopause

    • Pregnancy & Birth

    • Safer Sex & Sexually Transmitted Infections

    • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

    • Sexuality & Relationships

    • Violence & Abuse

Children's & Teen's Health

  • Site run by American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Site can be searched by stage of development

    • Prenatal, baby, toddler, preschool, gradeschool, teen, young adult

  • Symptom checker

  • Find a pediatrician

  • FAQ page

  • Healthy Living, Safety & Prevention, Family Life

  • Health Issues, News, Tips & Tool

  • Available in Spanish

  • Find up-to-date and reliable information on aging research and health and wellness for older adults

  • Offers exercises, motivational tips, and free resources to help older adults start and continue exercising

  • Offers over 110 videos about various health and wellness topics

Men's Health

  • A website dedicated to men's health issues.

  • There are links to hundreds of articles on topics ranging from alcohol to obesity to reproductive health and workplace safety.

  • Healthy living tips, leading causes of death and health statistics are included.

Veteran's Health

Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

  • The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text-messaging service.

  • Veterans and their families and friends can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

  • A Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense

  • Veterans can apply for disability or healthcare, manage their benefits, prescription refills, schedule appointments and check education benefits and pension

  • Includes caregiver services

  • Caregiver toolbox, workshop and training

  • Staying strong

  • Help near home

  • Caregiver connections and additional resources

Senior Health

Women's Health

​Government Information for Kids, Parents and Teachers

  • Sections for kids, teens, teachers and parents

  • Covers topics:

    • Healthy habits​, vaccines, sun safety

    • Healthy issues, death, stress

    • Your body, diabetes, girls health

    • Includes videos

 

Disclaimer: Information provided by the Library and its employees has been gathered from a variety of consumer health resources. You may find material that contains information that is different in opinion from that of your health care provider. This information should not be interpreted as medical or professional advice. All medical information should be reviewed with your health care professional for clarification about how this information may or may not apply to your unique clinical situation or overall health.

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