To Your Health: An Information Guide
Diseases and Conditions
Health Magazine covers a wide range of popular health related topics for consumers.
Men's Health publishes entertaining articles of particular interest to men.
Women's Health publishes entertaining articles of particular interest to women.
Natural Health is a guide to natural health care of mind body and spirit.
Parents covers topics related to family relationships and health, making extensive use of the question-and-answer format.
Prevention concentrates on preventing health problems and promoting health lifestyles.
Read Library Magazines Online
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Minuteman Library Network databases can be used from the library computers, or from home with your library card if you live in Framingham.
Health and Wellness Resource Center. Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
Titles of interest in Credo:
The American Heritage Medical Dictionary, 2007
Animated Dictionary of Health and Medicine
Black's Medical Dictionary, 42nd Edition
Routledge Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015
The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, 2014
Conception, Pregnancy & Birth: The Childbirth Bible for Today's Parents
Encyclopedia of Women's Health, 2004
Teen Health Series: Mental Health Information for Teens, 2012
Gale Virtual Reference Library. The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Sources may be searched individually or together.
Titles of interest in GVRL:
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 2011
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, 2010
Human Diseases and Conditions, 2010
Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook, 2009
Women's Health Concerns Sourcebook, 2013
The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, 2010
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 2013
The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer. Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.
Nursing Resource Center. Gale's Nursing Resource Center supports nursing programs at two-year community colleges, four-year colleges and vocational education high schools, as well as public libraries nationwide. Nursing Resource Center is a comprehensive resource that nurses, students, and instructors trust to deliver quality results because it was designed to match the "Nursing Process". Whether preparing students for clinical exams, providing homework help, or NCLEX-RN test prep Nursing Resource Center is a care provider's must have.
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection. This collection includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more
The National Library of Medicine's database of references to more than 16 million articles published in 5000 biomedical journals.
Framingham Board of Health Flu Clinics
2015-2016 Flu Clinic Information
HealthMap Vaccine Finder
Where you can find a flu clinic in Massachusetts. Protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot, especially if you are at increased risk for complications from the flu, or live with or care for high-risk individuals.
Massachusetts Health Connector
The Health Connector is a state-based health insurance Marketplace that makes shopping for affordable health and dental coverage easier for Massachusetts individuals, families, and small businesses.
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Medical Library Association User's Guide to Finding and Using Health Information on the Web
Expert guidance on how to seek and evaluate medical and health information on the Internet.
Doctors and Hospitals
American Board of Medical Specialties
The board maintains a searchable list of all board-certified physicians.
American Medical Association Doctor Finder.
The AMA has a national database of demographic and professional information on physicians, searchable by name, specialty, location.
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.
Physician profiles, consumer and licensing information.
National site for researching doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes.
Medical Information Super Sites
The Centers for Disease Control
The website for the nation's leading agency for protecting health and safety is especially good for diseases in the news, destination-specific advice for travelers.
Information on common medical concerns and conditions from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
From the Department of Health and Human Services, a guide to information on diseases as well as consumer issues like health insurance, Medicare, nursing homes. Features include daily health news, online checkups.
Harvard Health Publications
From Harvard Medical School, this content-rich site provides excellent overviews of diseases and conditions, as well as wellness information and tips.
Doctor-approved health information about children from birth through adolescence.
Wellness information and excellent overviews of diseases and conditions. Sponsored by the nonprofit Mayo Foundation.
Medical Library Association Consumer and Patient Health Information
The top 100 health Internet sites, as selected by the Medical Library Association.
Merck Manual of Medical Information
You can search the Merck Manual Home Edition or browse sections like Blood Disorders or Digestive Disorders. Information is detailed and clearly presented. For further detail, you can also search its professional cousin, The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy.
The National Library of Medicine provides a wealth of authoritative health information and resources-thorough encyclopedia articles about diseases, symptoms, and tests; drug information; well-organized and described links to sites.
New York Online Access to Health
An award-winning consumer health database in English and Spanish.
A noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
NCCAM, a division of the National Institute of Health, provides information about complementary and alternative medicine not commonly used in mainstream conventional medicine.
Sloan Kettering About Herb, Botanicals, and Other Products
For over 300 substances, the site discusses purported uses, mechanism, adverse reactions, more. Includes literature summaries and critiques.
University of Maryland Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide
Discusses conditions and outlines treatment options from traditional and complementary and alternative therapies.
Designed as a gateway to in-depth information about particular aspects of HIV/AIDS, this site provides links to many authoritative sources.
Additional Health Resources
This service of the National Institutes of Health provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. Searchable by location and topic or condition.
Lab Tests Online
You can search for information about lab tests by the name of the test, the condition or disease, or the age group.
For professional assistance locating the information you need:
- Telephone the Main Library Reference Department at 508-532-5570, extension 4361.
- Email your questions through our Ask A Librarian page.
- Visit the Main Library or the McAuliffe Branch for free access to the Internet and databases, and for assistance with research.
To arrange a speaker or a group tour highlighting the library's practical information resources, call 508-532-5570, ext 4347, or email Michelle LeMonde-McIntyre at MLeMonde-McIntyre@minlib.net.