Last Updated: Oct 31, 2013
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Provides comprehensive information about vitamin, herbal and other supplements, and nutritional products.
A science-based encyclopedia of natural products is also provided, including a drug-interaction database./td>
- Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale)
|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.|
- Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)
|Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.|
- Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Gale)
|All aspects of the Nursing profession from direct patient care to health care administration are covered in this collection, which includes nearly 400 journal titles.|
- Nursing Resource Center (Gale)
|Supports nursing programs at two-year community colleges, four-year colleges and vocational education high schools with homework help, preparation for clinical exams, and NCLEX-RN test prep.|
- Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection (Gale)
|Includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.|
Looking for quality health information? Search MedlinePlus!
The National Library of Medicine's consumer health information website, with large amounts of high-quality, reliable information on many health topics, including a full Spanish-language version of the site as well as information in many other languages. This is the first website any health information consumer should visit on the Internet.
- Directory of America's Hospitals
The American Hospital Association and U.S. News & World Report launched an online directory of the nation's hospitals, including information on types of treatment and specialized services, telephone numbers and Website addresses.
This physician locator from the American Medical Association (AMA) provides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States.
- Massachusetts Physician Profiles
Created by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, "Physician Profiles" is a comprehensive reference source to help consumers find a particular physician, find physicians in the consumer's local area, or to look for physicians in a specific specialty.
- Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ)
This federal agency provides excellent materials related to patient safety, staying healthy, patient-doctor communication, health literacy, and understanding medical treatments.
Contains information written and reviewed by AAFP physicians and patient education professionals on health topics, drug information, herbal and alternative remedies, and self care.
Information on the Affordable Care Act. Massachusetts residents will use the Massachusetts Health Connector
as their "Health Insurance Marketplace," to apply for coverage, compare plans, and enroll.
Health information for the public from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
KidsHealth is the premier site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
- Lab Tests Online
Tool to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.
- Massachusetts Health Connector
Our online Commonwealth Choice marketplace is the only place where you can compare plans from the state's major insurers. We're an independent state agency, so you can shop with confidence.
- Mayo Clinic
More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health.
- MedlinePlus: Drugs & Supplements
Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.
- Merck Manual Home Health Handbook
Includes chapters on health topics as well as information about drugs, medical tests, and multimedia resources such as drawings, animation, and video.
- NIH Senior Health
Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
- Wellcoin: for Newton residents
Newton serves as the nation’s first Wellcoin "Model City." Wellcoin is an innovative health and wellness company operating on the principal that incentives accomplish more than education when it comes to making healthy choices. You can earn Wellcoins for doing any of hundreds of healthy activities; rewards are offered from a community of partners including small and large businesses, healthcare providers, non-profits, governments and more.
Authoritative information on women’s health topics, including breast cancer, pregnancy, menopause, mental health, fitness and nutrition, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.