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Free and library subscription websites with health information designed for non-health professionals. Articles, factsheets, and more.
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Five Minutes or Less for Health

About Health Insurance

Starting places for online health information

Please note that this page should not be interpreted as healthcare advice or used as a substitute for healthcare.

  • healthfinder.gov
    Get recommendations for medical tests and issues for your demographic group. Plus lots of interactive health tools!
  • medlineplus.gov  
      
    Medical encyclopedia, drug guide, news, medical procedures, images, health provider directories, PLUS guide to other reliable online health sites. Free.
  • Consumer Health Complete
    Encyclopedia articles, images, videos, popular articles, etc. Library subscription
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
    Online encyclopedias including many health topics. Library subscription.
  • Films on Demand
    Online streaming videos, including many health topics for non-health professionals. Library subscription.

Evaluating online health information

Be critical of sources of health information!  Including online sources.

Drug information

  • drugs.com  
      
    Prescription and OTC drug information for the general public and for health care professionals. Visual pill identifier, drug interaction information (including food-drug interactions), etc.
 

Lab tests

labtestsonline.org - Describes procedures and results for many lab tests.  Free site provided by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

You can also find published guides to lab tests in our library, but most are meant for healthcare students - Davis's comprehensive handbook of laboratory & diagnostic tests, with nursing implications. By Van Leeuwen et. al., 2011, F.A. Davis Co.

Other online health resources

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Take charge of your healthcare

Questions for you to ask your healthcare clinician or pharmacist when

  • choosing a healthcare provider
  • you've been given a prescription
  • you've been given a diagnosis
  • etc...

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. DHHS.

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