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General Health Info

Good Places to Start | Environmental Hazards  | Resources in Multiple Languages | Videos

 

 Good Places to Start

 

eMedicine Health
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/

eMedicineHealth is a first aid and consumer health information site written by physicians for patients and consumers.

 

FamilyDoctor.org
http://familydoctor.org/

Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians    

     

MedlinePlus
http://www.medlineplus.gov

MedlinePlus is a compilation of multiple web health sites and offers authoritative, up-to-date health information, without advertisements, and is available anytime, anywhere for free.  Medline is a product of the National Library of Medicine.

 

Merck Manual of Medical Information – Home Edition
http://www.merckhomeedition.com/

Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis

 

UpToDate for Patients
http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html

Learn more about a medical condition, better understand management and treatment options.  Written and reviewed by physicians.

 

 Environmental Hazards

 

Household Products Database
http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this tool provides health and safety information on household products

 

ToxTown
http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/flash/town/flash.php

From the National Library of Medicine, this educational resource outlines environmental hazards that you might find in a city, town, farm, port or the  U.S.-Mexico border.

 

 Resources in multiple languages

 

Consumer Health Information in Many Languages
http://nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/multi.html

Produced through a collaboration of the NN/LM Consumer Outreach Librarians, this resource lists health materials available in over 11 different languages

 

Healthy Roads Media
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/

Health information in many languages and also many multimedia formats

 

 Videos

 

CDC-TV
http://www.cdc.gov/CDCtv/

Health and wellness videos from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Healthy Roads Media
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/

Health information in many languages and also many multimedia formats

 

MedlinePlus - Surgery Videos
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/surgeryvideos.html

 

Medical & Health Slide Shows
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/medical-pictures/article.htm

Educational picture slideshows from eMedicine. Each slideshow covers a medical or health topic and includes images, illustrations, or pictures and summary information discussing the topic