Links to sites with Health information in various languages:
Salem Press Infectious Diseases Reference
Online access to Salem Press's guide to Infectious Diseases and Cancer Note: Only available in the library
General Health Web Sites and Free Databases
American Medical Association
Center for Disease Control
Healthcare.gov ... Affordable Care Act Information
NJ Dept of Children and Families (hotlines and helplines)
New Jersey HMO Performance Report
New Jersey Hospital Performance Report
World Health Organization
Alternative Health Information
Savvy Senior Sites
This health page on the AARP website offers current information on a variety of health topics including medical conditions, treatments, and research, Medicare and other insurance plans, and other items such as health calculators , learning centers and memory games.
Easy-to-use starting point for consumer health searches. A general search on a specific topic leads to local links to doctors and health centers as well as personalized screening tools and practical information.
Household Products Database Searchable database of common household products listing their ingredients, potential health effects, safe handling and disposal. Recalls and Manufacturer contact information.
Senior-friendly site with large print, sound, contrast and bite-sized pieces of reliable information from the National Institutes of Health.
Premier consumer health web site with easy-to-read articles and illustrations with links to local services and other health websites. Available multiple languages.Patrons can provide email for updates on specific health topics.
Other Recommended Resources
Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center
CDC – Healthy Aging for Older Adults
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Websites on End of Life Care
Americans for the Better Care of the Dying
An organization seeking improve the end of life care for all, their website includes a link to their online Handbook for Mortals.
Compassion in Dying
Partnered with Compassion & Choices, these two organizations seek to provide information and options for the terminally ill. Includes PDF downloads of living wills/advance directives.
when doing research on specific conditions and diseases, check online for large organizations, i.e. The American Diabetes Association, The National MS Society, and The American Heart Association. A quick Google search will get you to these sites which often have a great deal of helpful information.
* The library provides general information about health and medicine which is designed only to help users of the library learn more about these topics. Medical and health information is not the same as medical advice - true medical advice can only be given by someone in the medical field. Library users are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own health professional.