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          AHFS Consumer Medication Information

Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, this covers over 1,300 drug patient education sheets available in both English and Spanish.

Alt Health Watch Database

Access peer-reviewed journals, reports, and more on the many perspectives of complementary, alternative, holistic, and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness.

Consumer Health Complete

Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books, articles on health and fitness, and sources for alternative health information.

Hoopla Logo
Stream live work-out videos or music to listen to while you exercise.

Consumer Health Complete
Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out definitions, or view medical videos, with information from the latest research and clinical trials on a disease or condition.

NewsBank Health
Find recent articles and publications from around the United States about a variety of health-related subjects such as diseases and conditions, fitness and wellness, medical care, and more. 

NetWellness Database

Search this non-profit consumer health website for high quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty from several Ohio universities.


About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products
This information resource, provided my Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center, provides evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and more.  Although the original design was for cancer patients, it provides excellent information about herbals and supplements for anyone.

American Cancer Society
Helpful information about the latest cancer research, treatment, and online tools.
This website has a number of resources including a drug interactions checker, and a pill identifier.  The site also provides "peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and natural products".
Site provided by the American Academy of Family Practitioners.  Includes sections that cover Conditions A-Z, Healthy Living, and Health Tools.  Also has a great Parents & Kids section that covers health concerns of children, teenagers, and parents.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website provides a great deal of information on food and drug safety.  This website can be particularly useful for its information on specific drugs, recalls, and safety alerts.

Lab Tests Online
Website designed to help patients and caregivers understand the number of lab tests that are a crucial part of medical care.

Health Finder
Website run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that contains resources on a wide range of health topics.  Information is 
Selected from around 1400 government and non-profit organization.

Health Hotlines
Search for health agencies, organizations, hotlines, and research using an easy-to-use keyword search.

Lots of great information about health and culture including disaster relief information. Free multilingual resource, including audio and video

Household Products Database
Health and safety information on household products.

National Association for Health and Fitness
Offers tools to help promote physical fitness, sports and a healthy lifestyle.

National Cancer Institute
Contains information about different types of cancer, coping strategies, alternative therapies, statistics, clinical trials, support and resources, and cancer stages.

National Institute on Aging Consumer Health Website

Great information on health and aging.  Also great for health exercise videos. is a government-funded website intended to help people quit smoking. This include live chat help, a personalized quit plan, and access to SmokefreeTXT, the National Cancer Institute's text messaging service designed to provide 24/7 encouragement and advice.

University of Michigan Plain Language Medical Dictionary
Great for simplifying confusing medical words and definitions.

Getting Started

Reference Resources (In-Library Use)

  • The Complete Guide to Prescription and Non-Prescription Drugs 615.1 Griffith 2015 (also available for checkout)
  • CPT 2013 : Current Procedural Terminology 610.4 CPT 2013 (older edition available for checkout)
  • Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2015 616.075 Current 
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5  616.89 Diagnost 2013
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine: Volumes 1-5  Ref 616 Ga  
  • Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine  616 Harrison
  • Mayo Clinic Family Health Book 613 Mayo 2009 (also available for checkout)
  • Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy  610.2 Merck 2011 (also available for checkout) 
  • Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference  615.1 Mosby 2013

Books & More

More Information

Health and Fitness DVDs

The library has a large number of health-related documentaries and fitness videos that can be checked out.

       Forks Over Knives DVD       Food Matters DVD       Jillian Michael's 30 day shred       Yoga for Stress Relief


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Local Resources

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American Cancer Society: Central Regional Office
5555 Frantz Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017

Licking Memorial Health Systems
1320 W Main St
Newark, OH 43055

The Ohio State University Library for Health Information
376 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Pathways of Central Ohio

Pathways of Central Ohio Online Resource Directory
List of local resources including health care.

1627 Bryn Mawr Dr.
Newark, OH 43055

470 W. Church St.
Newark, OH 43055


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