Health

Library Resources:

Magills Medical Guide

Salem Press Infectious Diseases and Cancer Reference
Online access to Salem Press's guide to Infectious Diseases and Cancer Note: Only available in the library

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Click the link above to find full text reference titles available online 24/7 in business, health and education.

Teen Health and Wellness
Provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.

 

 

General Health Web Sites and Free Databases

American Medical Association
Center for Disease Control
Family Doctor.org
Healthcare.gov ... Affordable Care Act Information
Healthy NJ
Medline Plus
Medicare Information
NJ Dept of Children and Families (hotlines and helplines)
New Jersey HMO Performance Report
New Jersey Hospital Performance Report
World Health Organization

 

Alternative Health Information

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine


 

Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health
NJ Dept. of Child Behavioral Health
CONTACT of Burlington County
2nd Floor.org
NJ Dept of Children and Families
 

Autism

Autism Support
Autism Speaks

Cancer

American Cancer Society
Cancer.gov
State Resources on Cancer
The Truth about Cancer: PBS

Heart Health

American Heart Association

Savvy Senior Sites

AARP                         
This health page on the AARP website offers current information on a variety of health topics including medical conditions, treatments, and research, Medicare and other insurance plans, and  other items such as health calculators , learning centers and memory games.

Healthfinder                 
Easy-to-use starting point for consumer health searches.  A general search on a specific topic leads to local links to doctors and health centers as well as personalized screening tools and practical information.

Household Products Database Searchable database of common household products listing their ingredients, potential health effects, safe handling and disposal. Recalls and Manufacturer contact information.

NIHSeniorHealth
Senior-friendly site with large print, sound, contrast and bite-sized pieces of reliable information from the National Institutes of Health.

MedlinePlus
Premier consumer health web site with easy-to-read articles and illustrations with links to local services and other health websites. Available multiple languages.Patrons can provide email for updates on specific health topics.

 

Other Recommended Resources

Aging in the Know
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center
CDC – Healthy Aging for Older Adults
Clinical Trials
Familydoctor.org 
InfoAging
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Positive Aging Resource Center
WomensHealth.gov

 

 

Websites on End of Life Care

Americans for the Better Care of the Dying
An organization seeking improve the end of life care for all, their website includes a link to their online Handbook for Mortals.

About.com: Palliative Care
Angela Morrow, RN, writes this up-to-date page for About.com.  Not only does she discuss the essentials (such as defining palliative care), she also comments on current media stories dealing with end of life issues and palliative care.

Compassion in Dying
Partnered with Compassion & Choices, these two organizations seek to provide information and options for the terminally ill.  Includes PDF downloads of living wills/advance directives.

 

Remember...

when doing research on specific conditions and diseases, check online for large organizations, i.e. The American Diabetes Association, The National MS Society, and The American Heart Association. A quick Google search will get you to these sites which often have a great deal of helpful information.

 

* The library provides general information about health and medicine which is designed only to help users of the library learn more about these topics. Medical and health information is not the same as medical advice - true medical advice can only be given by someone in the medical field. Library users are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own health professional.