Health Resources

AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO)
A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS [American Hospital Formulary Service] includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers.

Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO)
This alternative health database provides full text about complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)
Find here full text journals, magazines, and reference books dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.

DoctorFinder (website)
From the AMA, DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States.

Drug Information Portal (website)
A gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies.

FamilyDoctor.org (website)
Features physician-reviewed patient education materials, that includes care for the physical, mental, and emotional health of the whole family from newborns to older adults.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
This is a database includes medical reference books under the topic of Medicine.

Genetics Home Reference (website)
NLM’s consumer-friendly site for information about genetic conditions, and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions.

Health and Aging (website)
From the National Institute on Aging, here you will find reliable, easy to understand health information on a wide vareity of topics related to aging.

Health Reference Series Online (Omnigraphics)
Online access to all print Omnigraphics health-related titles owned by the library.

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
This 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: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names and includes scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

HealthFinder (website)
Easy-to-read, reliable, and evidence-based health information.

Help Network of Northeast Ohio (website)
211 Database, found here, is a comprehensive, up-to-date database of local health and social services.  Individuals can access the database, free of charge, to locate resources.

KidsHealth (website)
Easy-to-read and understand health information for children and teens.

MEDLINE (EBSCO)
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

MEDLINE Plus (website)
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

Merck Manual Consumer Version (website)
Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.

Merck Manual Professional Version (website)
Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written for the health care professional.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (website)
Science-based research information on alternative and complementary medicine.

Pillbox (website)
From the National Library of Medicine, this site enables rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resolution images.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)
Full-text coverage of topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

ReferenceUSA (Infogroup)
Search U.S. Healthcare to locate doctors and dentists, among the information provided are gender, age, and medical school attended.

Salem Online
Provides online, searchable access to the full text of a variety of Grey House, H.W. Wilson, and Salem Press titles owned by the Library, in the following subjects: Health, History, Literature, and Science.

State Medical Board of Ohio (website)
From here, under “For the Public,” find such links as: Licensee Look-up, File a Complaint, and Public Records Request.