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Consumer Health Information on the Web

Although your health care provider is your best source of information about your personal health, the consumer who wants to find further health information has many options on the Web.

But check the source! Who put that information on the Web? Non-profit organizations with a mission to share information (like the American Cancer Society) usually have good quality websites. Universities often have excellent websites. Be aware that websites which advertise products should be read with great care. For more information on evaluating websites, see the MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfing.html.

MedlinePlus A service of the U.S. NAIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE and the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

MedlinePlus Go LocalA service for finding local resources for health-related issues provided by U.S. NAIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE and the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. Select an area from the map to search for health services and topics.

NIHSeniorHealthWebsite for older adults developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine.  You can change text size and color, or have information read aloud.

Helpguide.org"Expert information and non-commercial resources for mental and emotional health, active healthy lifestyles, and aging issues."

Genetics Home Reference This website provides information about diseases that run in families.

Household Products Database This website contains safety information on over 4,000 common products.

Tox Town Find out information about environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals where you live, work, and play

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) A link to information about H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

Consumer Health Complete / Salud en EspanolConsumer-oriented content in all areas of health and wellness. In English or Spanish.  Lumberton Public Library patrons can access this database for free through our Texshare Databases.  Click on the link to login to TexShare Databases and find this site under the Health and Medical section.

Ebsco Natural and Alternative TreatmentsMedical conditions and their conventional and natural treatments.  Lumberton Public Library patrons can access this database for free through our Texshare Databases.  Click on the link to login to TexShare Databases and find this site under the Health and Medical section.

Gale Health and Wellness Resource CenterA one-stop resource to answer your health questions.  Lumberton Public Library patrons can access this database for free through our Texshare Databases.  Click on the link to login to TexShare Databases and find this site under the Health and Medical section.

Ebsco Health Source Academic Edition Search scholarly full text medical journals.  Lumberton Public Library patrons can access this database for free through our Texshare Databases.  Click on the link to login to TexShare Databases and find this site under the Health and Medical section.