Health & Wellness

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Alt Health Watch
Alt HealthWatch focuses on the perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Consumer Health Complete (Español version available)
CHC offers access to 4,100 evidenced-based full text health reports written for the lay person covering diseases, conditions, injuries, and procedures. In addition, 5,000 Spanish-language health reports and a Spanish-language health newswire are provided.
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine
Provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
Health Source- Consumer Edition
This resource provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. This database also includes searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books, including books published by the People’s Medical Society.
Health Source Nursing Academic Edition
Provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on nursing, allied health fields, and many medical disciplines.
This Spanish language database contains the complete table of contents and PDF full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.
An essential biomedical research resource providing access to many of the most-used biomedical and health journals, covering a wide range of subjects.
Natural and Alternative Treatments
Natural & Alternative Treatments (NAT) is a complementary and alternative medicine database designed specifically for the consumer health researcher. This database is updated weekly.

Affordable Health Care Act
Learn how the new health care law affects you at The official site of the Health Insurance Marketplace
Using Your New Insurance Coverage
Once you have enrolled in a health care plan, your coverage has started. Learn how to get the most of your new insurance!
Medline Plus-Insurance
The National Library of Medicine has put together a comprehensive guide that contains links to anything and everything you want and need to know about health insurance. (Español)
El 1 de octubre comienza una manera nueva de obtener cobertura médica de calidad
Health and Human Services-Health Care
This site breaks down the Affordable Care Act and provides a lot of information, facts, state by state benefits and much more.
Texas RXCard
As a resident of Texas, you and your family have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP). Create and print your FREE discount prescription drug card coupon below. This Coupon/Card is pre-activated and can be used immediately!

General Health

Health News Review 
A toolkit for consumers on how to evaluate medical evidence.
Medline Plus
Trusted health information for you from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. All of the sites produced by Medline can be converted into Spanish.
Medline Plus Español
Informacíon de Salud para usted. Un servicio de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina.
Mayo Clinic

“Find information on hundreds of conditions. Check your symptoms. Improve your lifestyle.”
Merck Manual-Home Health
Complete free online edition of the Merck manual on home health, which translates professional medical language into common English about diseases, conditions, and diagnosis.
National Institute of Heath (NIH)
Official website of the National Institute of Health, which is one of the world’s leading medical research centers. NIH is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Offers quick guides to living healthy. Healthfinder is your source for reliable health information from the Federal government.
Lab Tests Online

“Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or family caregiver, 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.”
Flu Information
This site explains everything about the flu- common misconceptions, where to get flu shots in your area and much more.
Flu Informacíon-Espanol
Sepa qué hacer en cuanto a la gripe.
Guide to Lower Blood Pressure
Your guide to information for the prevention, treatment, and detection of high blood pressure.
Food & Drug Administration

Site for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration- protecting and promoting your health.
Center for Disease Control/Prevention

Is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Consumer Product Information Database
The Consumer Product Information Database (cpid) contains health effects information for products used in the home and in some commercial/institutional settings that contain chemicals. The cpid is unique in that it will, for the first time, link brand names to health effects and allow consumers to select brands based on their individual sensitivity to specific chemical ingredients.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
Cancer Trials

Providing the most up-to-date source of cancer clinical trial information for cancerpatients, healthcare providers and advocates.


Disability Services
Through the site, Americans with disabilities, their families, Veterans, educators, employers and many others are connected to thousands of resources from federal, state and local government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.
USA TechGuide

“A program of the United Spinal Association. USA TechGuide is a webguide to wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and assistive technology choices. You can read and submit wheelchair reviews, mobility scooter reviews, wheelchair cushion reviews, standing device reviews, and search The TechGuide for all types of helpful equipment.”
American Stroke Association

The American Stroke Association offers support and information for stroke patients, caregivers and their families.
Medline-Disabilities/Special Needs

A section of Medline Plus dedicated to those with disabilities.
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)- Ready Reference

A gateway to information about disabilities and rehabilitation. Complete ready reference guide with Web, print, and phone resources.

Drugs (Medicinal and Recreational)

Mayo Clinic- Drugs/Supplements Database
Database by the Mayo Clinic that allows you to search both prescription and over the counter drug information.
Safe Medication
Site all about drug information. Complete with medication quick search and tips.
Medicare Drug Coverage
Part D Medicare Prescription Drug Plan a stand-alone drug plan that adds prescription drug coverage to Original Medicare.
Drug Information Portal
Quick access to quality drug information-Information available for 25,649 drugs.
Club Drugs
This site is a service of the National Institute on drug abuse. Club drugs are most commonly used by young adults and this site explains the drug trends of each drug and the short/long term effects of using them.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Leading the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. Information for parents. teachers, health professionals, and young adults.
National Institute on Drug Abuse-Espanol

Información sobre las Drogas de Abuso más comunes y temas relacionados.

Mental Health

Medline-Child Behavior Disorders
A page of MedlinePlus dedicated to child behavior disorders often found in children.
Medline-Mental Health
Staying mentally healthy is not always easy, but this site will assist you with learning to live a healthy lifestyle and how to cope with stress through therapy or treatment.
Mental Health America
“Dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illnesses through advocacy, education, research and service.”
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-Health Topics 
This site is complete with general mental health information, health information by age/gender, and treatment information.

First Aid

Cardiopumonary resuscitation also known as CPR can keep someone alive until help arrives. This site has detailed descriptions and videos of how to properly perform this life saving procedure.
MedlinePlus-CPR- Español
Resicitación Cardiopulmonar
MedlinePlus-Heimlich Maneuver
This medical encyclopedia article explains the technique used to prevent suffocation during choking. Complete with images on how to perform this on different individuals based on age.
MedlinePlus-Heimlich Maneuver-Español
Maniobra de Heimlich
MedlinePlus-First Aid
A page on basic first aid with information on how to handle specific injuries, accidents, and wounds.
MedlinePlus- First Aid-Español
Primeros auxilios

Alternative Medicine

Medline-Herbal Medicine
Information on the use of herbs, botanicals, and phytotherapy for their healing and health benefits.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

“The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.”

Women’s Health

National Women’s Health Information Center
A site empowering women to live healthier lives.
NIH Menopausal Hormone Therapy

New findings from the Women’s Health Initiative and other studies offer important information about the risks and benefits of long-term menopausal hormone therapy.
Healthy Women

Leading independent health resource for women. This organization aims to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families.

Senior Health

Merck Manual-Older People’s Health Issues
This page is a segment of the Merck Home Health Manual which focuses on issues that impact older adults. Topics include: aging, falling, mistreatment of elderly persons, long term care, and more.
Medline- Senior Health 
Quality information about living healthy as a senior. Living a healthy lifestyle can help you cope with normal changes that come with aging!
Medline-Exercise for Seniors
This page of Medline explains the four types of exercise that are essential for the aging body.

“ provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new, and how to find Medicare plans, facilities, or providers.”
Choosing a Nursing Home

This is a PDF. guide to helping you or a loved one choose a nursing home or care facility to meet your needs. This guide is prepared by Medicare/Medicaid.


Breast Cancer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.
National Cancer Institute
Relevant information on cancer from the U.S. Government’s leading agency for cancer research.
American Cancer Society
Learn about cancer, treatment, prevention, risk factors, and more.
American Cancer Society-Español

Información sobre el cáncer y la prevención


American Dental Association-Public Resources
Find a dentist in your area or get informed about oral health topics and managing your oral health.

This page covers everything oral health from routine dental health to gum disease and mouth cancer.


Macular Degeneration Foundation
This site explains the effects of macular degeneration and the effects it may cause in individuals ages 55+.
National Eye Institute
Eye information topics from A-Z, also learn the anatomy of the eye.
National Eye Institute-Español
Información sobre la salud del ojo
Better Hearing Institute
Non-profit organization with the mission of educating the public and medical profession on hearing loss, its treatment and prevention.
MedlinePlus-Hearing Disorders & Deafness
Information about hearing loss and related issues.

Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.
Body Mass Index
Calculate your BMI on this site, which is part of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
MyPlate Tracker
MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.
Everything you need to know about exercise and physical fitness.

PubMed Central
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).