Health


Subscription databaseEncyclopedia of Addictive Drugs - describes numerous drugs of abuse, including both pharmaceutical and natural products

Subscription databaseEncyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior - explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies

Subscription databaseGale Encyclopedia of Mental Health - provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions, as well as entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, and the various therapies used to treat mental disorders

Subscription databaseHuman Diseases and Conditions - information on numerous diseases and conditions, including a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles

Subscription databaseUXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders - numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others

Librarian-created resourceHealth Resources- find and evaluate health and medical information online and in the Spokane Public Library

Librarian-created blogHealth Blog - links to recent health and wellness topics in the news 


Affordable Care Act (ACA) - also commonly known as ObamaCare. This insurance will be effective on January 1, 2014.  1-800-318-2596; TTY: 1-855-889-4325

American Hospital Directory - look up a hospital by state and other criteria. The site contains contact information and statistics on hospitals nationwide
American Medical Association
- a directory of physicians, medical information, and abstracts of medical journals such as JAMA and the Archives of Internal Medicine from 1995 through the present

Healthy Roads Media - a source of quality health information in many languages and multiple formats, including Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese online videos

Mayo Clinic Health Information - this award-winning consumer website offers health information for diseases and conditions, symptoms, drugs and supplements, tests and procedures, healthy lifestyles, and first aid

Medicare - basic information about Medicare services, including drug coverage

MedlinePlus - consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health, including drugs and supplements, clinical trials, and health videos

Merck Manual of Medical Information (Home Edition) - a full-text medical reference on diseases


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