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Health info for the general public. Articles, factsheets, videos.
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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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.

    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
    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

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

You can search our catalog for handbooks, but most are meant for healthcare students  - Davis's comprehensive handbook of laboratory & diagnostic tests with nursing implications. By Van Leeuwen et. al., 2013.

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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