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Consumer Health

  • American Cancer Society
    • This comprehensive website includes information on specific cancer types including materials on treatment of cancer and support for patients and caregivers.
  • Health Reference Center Academic
    • Dates of coverage vary. Updated daily. Provides over 160 full-text journals in medicine, nursing, allied and consumer health. Includes full-text reference books, pamphlets, overviews of clinical topics, and indexing and abstracts for over 1500 additional titles covering patient and consumer health information.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    • Updated daily. This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
  • MedicLatina
    • MedicLatina indexes articles on health and medical topics from Spanish language journals and magazines. Topics include major fields of medicine like cardiology and oncology, drug information, diseases, conditions, treatments and more.
  • MEDLINEPlus
    • Updated daily. MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 500 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
  • National Cancer Institute
    • Cancer.gov is the home of the National Cancer Institute, and includes comprehensive information on cancer. It includes a drug dictionary, dictionary of cancer terms, clinical trials and information in Spanish.
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
    • NCCS offers free publications and resources that empower individuals to become strong advocates for their own care or the care of others. NCCS offer Cancer Survival Toolboxes and printed and recorded materials to aid patients in coping with cancer.  
  • Natural and Alternative Treatments
    • Natural & Alternative Treatments contains detailed information on almost 200 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 300 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 90 drug categories.
  • PubMed Health
    • PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. A medical encyclopedia is included along with a filter for systematic reviews.
  • UpToDate Patient Info
    • UpToDate offers different levels of patient education materials to meet the varying information needs of your patients.

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