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Medical Reference

Web Sites

  • Aetna Intelihealth
    This site features consumer-friendly health information from more than 150 health care organizations, including Harvard Medical School and the National Institutes of Health.
  • familydoctor.org
    This site by the American Academy of Family Physicians has handouts about various diseases, problems and conditions.
  • healthfinder.gov
    Developed by the by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site includes information and web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.
  • MayoClinic.com
    This site includes information on diseases and conditions A to Z, as well as 16 Disease & Condition Centers with more extensive information.
  • Medline Plus
    A resource of the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus includes access to health topics, drugs and supplements, an illustrated health encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials and the latest health news.
  • National Institute of Health: Health Information
    An A to Z directory of heath topics.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health Public Health Information Clearinghouse (PADOHPHIC)
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health Public Health Information Clearinghouse (PADOHPHIC) operates as the information clearinghouse and referral center for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Unfortunately, the pamphlets are not yet available online but must be ordered.
 

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Selected Books

The American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care
RC86.8.A426 2009
Topics include allergic reactions, fractures, burns, dental, eye, heart, skin, and mental health problems, sports first aid, environmental injuries and illnesses, and disaster preparedness.
 
American Medical Association Complete Guide to Prevention and Wellness
"what you need to know about preventing illness, staying healthy, and living longer"
RA776.A435 2008
An up-to-date and well-organized first course on the subject of wellness.
 
Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies
RC81.M4725 2010x
Learn what you can do for yourself and when to seek medical attention. Learn how to respond to medical emergencies and what you can do to prevent or manage 120 specific conditions such as arthritis or asthma.
 
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
rq RC81.M473 2009x
A classic home medical reference now in its fourth edition.
 
The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook
RC81.M55 2009x
Merck's home edition provides the same authoritative information doctors have relied on in "The Merck Manual" for more than a century, but is presented in easy-to-understand language.
 
Roizen, Michael F.
You-- The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger
RA776.R723 2008
Written to be fun and informative, this guide provides the reader with the tools to make smart and healthy lifestyle choices.
 
 

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Last updated January 07, 2013