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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Guide
Official U.S. Government information (local city/town/village, county, New York State, federal), news and advisories from CDC and WHO, and other related resources. Provided by Middletown Thrall Library.
Health and Wellness Databases & Encyclopedias
Includes: Encyclopedia of Children's Health, Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, Encyclopedia of Womens' Health, Health Reference Center Academic, Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook, Salem Health: Magill's Medical Guide. Available at Thrall (and at home to members of Thrall).
Health and Wellness Information Guide
Directory of Web and library resources on health, medical, fitness, nutrition, alternative medicine, and related topics.

You can also browse these topics in our Health guide:

Health Reference Center Academic
Health Reference Center Academic
"Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers and health care professionals, Health Reference Center Academic integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia." Available to members of Thrall.

Other Web Resources
Drugs: Information for Consumers
Topics include Buying and Using Medicine Safely, Tips for Seniors, Tips for Parents, Find Information about a Specific Drug, and much more. From the FDA.
Health Videos and Tools
Includes Surgery Videos, Health Check Tools, Games and more. From MedlinePlus.
History of Medicine Collections
Includes Archives & Modern Manuscripts; Films & Videos; Prints & Photographs; Rare Books & Journals; NLM Digital Collections; and Featured Collections. From the National Library of Medicine.
Hospital Compare
You will see some of the recommended care that an adult should get if being treated for a heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, or having surgery. Information is not available for children's, psychiatric, rehabilitation or long-term care hospitals. From
Medical Devices: Consumers
Key topics go from automated external defibrillators (AEDs), baby products, breast implants to wrinkle fillers. From the FDA.
"MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free."
Merck Manual - Consumer Version
Similar to the print version. Search alphabetically or by topic. See also: Resources - Includes 3D Models; Audios; Figures; Images; Tables; Videos; Abbreviations; Common Medical Tests; First Aid; Infographics; Medical Terms; One-Page Manual of Health; Podcasts; Pronunciations; Quizzes; Self-Assessment Tools and Weights and Measures.
Provides information on Patient Assistance Programs offered by drug manufacturers to help patients get their medicines either for free or at a lower cost. Also includes a searchable list of free clinics.
New York State Hospital Profiles
Maintained by the New York State Department of Health, this website provides the following information for each hospital in New York State: Available services, licensed beds, quality of care measures, volumes and types of procedures performed, and contact information. Consumers are able to use the "My Hospital" feature to compare hospitals.
New York State Physician Profile
"Nursing Home Compare" from Medicare.Gov
Provides detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Can limit by state and county.
Nursing Home Inspect
"Find Nursing Home Problems in Your State." From ProPublica.
Office of Professional Medical Conduct
"OPMC investigates complaints about physicians, physician assistants and specialist assistants and monitors practitioners who are subject to Orders of the State Board for Professional Medical Conduct. This section provides a listing of all physicians, physician assistants and specialist assistants who have been disciplined since 1990, or who are subject to a non-disciplinary Board Order, or against whom charges of misconduct have been filed that will be adjudicated by the Board in the near future." From NYS Department of Health.
Public Health Image Library (PHIL)
"Much of the information critical to the communication of public health messages is pictorial rather than text-based. Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. We welcome public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages." From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). "PHIL Content Dislaimer. The imagery showcased in the PHIL is historic in nature; the contents depicted, though appropriate at the time a photograph was captured, may no longer be appropriate in the context of the current time period, and is not to be viewed as a source of the most current public health information. "WARNING: This library includes subject matter that might be unsuitable for children. Viewing discretion is advised."

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