Lorain Public Library System - Useful Web Links
Selected Topic: Health
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Directed by congressional mandate, ATSDR provides health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances. Includes glossary of terms related to toxicity and disease.
Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Information
SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists) is an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information.
A culturally oriented and ethnically focused comprehensive internet-based health and medical information provider dedicated to addressing the special health problems of African-Americans.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Government portal to information on Medicare and Medicaid.
Consumer and Patient Health Information
Provided by the Medical Library Association.
Consumer Health Complete
This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.
Directory of America's Hospitals
From U. S. News & World Report.
Health information for the entire family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Food and Drug Administration Consumer Health Information
The FDA provides consumer health information for you and your family. Some publications are also available in Spanish.
This "gateway to government food safety information" provides news & safety alerts, consumer advice, information about foodborne pathogens, how to report illnesses, make product complaints and more.
Good Health Information
This website introduces the resources of the National Library of Medicine and provides information that helps communities of color in rural settings make good health decisions. Specifically, the site addresses the diseases and illnesses that disproportionately affect people of color.
Health and Wellness Information
Provided by the AARP.
Quality ratings and information on healthcare services such as hospitals, physicians, and nursing homes.
Up-to-date information provided by the National Library of Health.
Health Information in Spanish / Información de Salud en Español
Offers links to a vast amount of health/disease related information written in Spanish. The bilingual Fact Sheets make it easy to access sources whether or not you are able to speak or read Spanish.
Health Information Translations
Health Information Translations offers more than 3,000 health topics in easy to read reports that can be printed out in English as well as in any of 17 other languages. The National Library of Medicine has recognized Health Information Translations as the gold standard for translated health information. Topics covered include diagnostic tests, diaster preparedness, diseases and conditions, exercise and rehabilitation, food and diet, health and wellness, home care, pain and comfort, pediatrics, pregnancy and baby care, safety, stress and coping, and surgery and treatment.
Offers a fast and easy way to find, understand and manage information about consumer health.
A reliable health information library. Many video clips are provided about a variety of health topics.
KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
Lab Tests Online
Information on both conditions and lab tests used for them. Search by test or condition to locate information.
Mayo Clinic Health Information
Look up a disease or condition in A-Z index.
Medical Library provides information about life stages, diseases and conditions, therapies and health strategies, as well as health and society.
Reliable Doctor-Produced Health and Medical Information Written For You
In addition to general health information this database from the National Library of Medicine gives links to many pre-recorded webcasts of surgical procedures. Your computer must have "Real Player" enabled on it in order to view these videos.
Medscape from WebMD
Integrated medical information and education tools for specialists, primary care physicians and other health care professionals.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier organization focusing on Hispanic Health This site provides health information in both Spanish and English.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute is a division of the United States Divisions of Health. This site provides much information about types of cancers and their treatments.
National Women''s Health Information Center
This website is provided by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women''s Health. It gives "the most reliable and current information resource on women's health today....on more than 800 topics.."
Nutrition Facts Calorie Counter
NutritionData (ND) provides nutrition facts, Calorie counts, and nutrient data for all foods and recipes.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released new dietary guidelines in 2011 related to optimal nutrition choices. Check out this website for details on My Plate recommendations.
Office of Rare Diseases
Information on more than 6,000 rare diseases, including current research, publications from scientific and medical journals, completed research, ongoing studies, and patient support groups. From the National Institutes of Health.
Informational cancer related website from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Easy to understand information for common and specific surgical procedures. Voted one of its "Best of the Web" by Forbes Magazine.