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Consumer Health Titles

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Health literacy, ehealth, and communication: putting the consumer first - Hernandez, Lyla M.
ISBN: 9780309126427
Provides and overview of eHealth, the skills essential for eHealth and information on the outcomes and challenges of eHealth approaches.

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The accidental health sciences librarian - Ennis, Lisa A.
ISBN: 9781573873956
Publication Date: c2010.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Health and safety topics include global health, emergency preparedness & response, workplace health and safety
    and much more.
  • Digital Pipeline
    Select the Health tab in the middle of screen to access the link to Consumer Health complete a full-text database providing medical information on all areas of health and wellness.
  • Genetics Home Reference
    A website created by the Library of Medicine providing information 700+ genetic conditions and disorders.
    Information about health-insurance coverage and options.
  • Healthnet
    Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network provides health information training and outreach services to librarians.
  • Household Products Database
    Provides consumers with information on the ingredients, proper safety and handling and any potentially harmful effects of household products.
  • Mayo Clinic
    Information on Disease & Conditions , Symptom Checker, Drugs & Supplements, and Tests & Procedures.
  • MedlinePlus
    The National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus website contains trusted health information that is easy to understand.
  • NIH SeniorHealth
    Easy to read aging-related health information.
  • PlaneTree Health Information
    Subscribe to PlaneTalk: the PlaneTree Health Library Newsletter and receive healthy news you can use each month electronically.
  • Top 100 Health Websites
    100 health-related websites which meet the quality criteria of the Consumer and Patient Health Information (CAPHIS) Top 100 Committee.

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