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Health Databases

Medline Plus

Information on over 650 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
Funded by the National Library of Medicine

PubMed Central

The National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences literature (for medical and health services professionals).
Funded by the National Library of Medicine

From The Catalog

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Call Number: 616.8907 DIA

This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings - inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5 easier to use across all settings. The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations.

What to Eat When

by Michael Roizen and Michael Crupain

Call Number: 613.2 ROI
Publication Date: 2018-12-31

NY Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen reveals how the food choices you make each day--and when you make them--can affect your health, your energy, your sex life, your waistline, your attitude, and the way you age. What if eating two cups of blueberries a day could prevent cancer? If drinking a kale-infused smoothie could counteract missing an hour's worth of sleep? When is the right time of day to eat that chocolate chip cookie? And would you actually drink that glass of water if it meant skipping the gym? This revolutionary guide reveals how to use food to enhance our personal and professional lives--and increase longevity to boot. What to Eat When is not a diet book. Instead, acclaimed internist Michael Roizen and preventive medicine specialist Michael Crupain offer readers choices that benefit them the most--whether it's meals to help them look and feel younger or snacks that prevent diseases--based on the science that governs them.

Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me

by Adam Brown

Call Number: 616.462 BRO
Publication Date: 2017-04-20
Adam Brown’s acclaimed diaTribe column, Adam’s Corner, has brought life-transforming diabetes tips to over 1 million people since 2013. In this highly actionable guide, he shares the food, mindset, exercise, and sleep strategies that have had the biggest positive impact on his diabetes – and hopefully yours too! Bright Spots & Landmines is filled with hundreds of effective diabetes tips, questions, and shortcuts, including what to eat to minimize blood sugar swings; helpful strategies to feel less stressed, guilty, and burned out; and simple ways to improve exercise and sleep.

Vaccine Information


Institute for Vaccine Safety Website

Institute for Vaccine Safety YouTube Channel

The Institute for Vaccine Safety (IVS) was established in 1997 in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to provide an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision-makers and to educate physicians, the public, and the media about vaccine safety. The institute’s goal is to prevent disease using the safest vaccines possible.

Health Insurance

New York State of Health | The Official Health Plan Marketplace for New York State

New Yorkers have many low cost, quality health insurance options available through the Individual Marketplace. You can quickly compare health plan options and apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage. You may also qualify for health care coverage from Medicaid or Child Health Plus through the Marketplace. Anyone can apply here. | The National Health Insurance Marketplace

If you are not from New York or are otherwise unable to use the New York Marketplace, you can access health insurance options through the National Marketplace. Apply for coverage, get assistance, or see if you are eligible for tax credits under the Affordable Care Act.

The standard enrollment period for 2020 coverage is from November 1 to December 15, 2019.

VA Healthcare | Veteran Affairs

With VA health care, you’re covered for regular checkups with your primary care provider and appointments with specialists (like cardiologists, gynecologists, and mental health providers). You can access Veterans health care services like home health and geriatric (elder) care, and you can get medical equipment, prosthetics, and prescriptions. Find out how to apply for and manage the health care benefits you've earned.