Health & Medicine

Addictions and Substance Abuse: Information pertaining to addictions and substance abuse in easy-to-understand language.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Illicit Drugs: Covers addictions, causes and treatments in non-medical terms.
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Alt HealthWatch
: Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine: All aspects of complementary and alternative medicine, both past and present, providing sound medical advice on a controversial and sometimes confusing field.

Consumer Health Complete: For consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Encyclopedia of Mental Health
: Detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

Encyclopedia of Neurologica​l Disorders
: In-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders.

Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests:
Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics.

Health Source-Consumer Edition
: Provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines, searchable full-text health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.

Health Source-Nursing/Academic Edition
: Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.

Magill’s Medical Guide
: Diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine.

Medical Reference Books: Medical and health-related reference books available online.

Salem Press: CancerAn A-Z encyclopedia for patients, with information about 900+ topics in cancer, including the biology of cancer, tests, drugs, procedures, and complimentary and alternative therapies.

Salem Press: Nutrition: Offers 300 A-Z topics on healthy eating, nutritional values of food, eating disorders, dietary guidelines, and supplements.

Salem Press: Health
: Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology and issues. The database also includes the Salem Heath Cancer resources.

Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides: Information making financial decisions in a variety of areas (including auto, health care, long term care and life insurance) complete with ratings, recommended companies to work with and worksheets to help you decide what and how much to purchase.

​Web Resources



The links below are being provided as a convenience; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Scott County Library of any of the products, services, or opinions represented. Scott County Library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of external sites or for that of subsequent links.
 

Affordable Care Act: This is where you can sign up for the 2010 healthcare law, also known as "Obamacare".

Doctor Finder: Created by the American Medical Association.

Drug Information & Identification: Search by drug name or category to find information about what it is prescribed for, precautions when taking the drug, side effects, and what to do in case of overdose.

Hospital Directory: Created by the American Hospital Association.

Lab Tests Online: A health information web resource developed by laboratory and medical professionals develop and review all content, including articles on lab tests, conditions/diseases, screening, clinical laboratory topics, and lab test news.

Medicare: The official U.S. government site for Medicare includes what Medicare covers, finding a doctor or nursing home that accepts Medicare patients, and how to sign up or change your plan.

Medline Plus: Information to help answer health questions from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

MNSure: Minnesota's health insurance marketplace is where individuals, families and small businesses can shop, compare and choose health insurance coverage. It's the only place to apply for financial help to lower the cost of your health coverage.

Toxnet: Information from the Toxicology Data Network of the National Library of Medicine, featuring databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases.