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Health Resources

Health, medical and wellness information for the consumer and researcher.

The resources presented here are intended for informational purposes and do not replace the advice of a medical professional.

Library Resources

Health & Wellness Resource Center Guide
Targeted to the consumer, this resource provides access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials and magazine articles.
Health Reference Center Academic
This resource provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. It is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers.
Nursing Resource Center Guide
Designed for nursing students, this resource brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.

Web Resources

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. This site offers a wealth of health-related information.
Healthfinder
Consumer health information and health databases produced by government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities. Current medical news.
MedlinePlus Drug, Herb, and Supplement Information
Information from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ MedMaster and the U.S. Pharmacopoeia for thousands of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbs, and supplements.
Mayo Clinic Drugs and Supplements Information
Information provided by the health practitioners at Mayo Clinic on thousands of drugs, as well as herbs, vitamins, and supplements.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
This agency regulates food, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and radiation-emitting products. Check here for safety alerts, product approvals, and FDA news and regulations.
Oregon Medical Board
Look here for physicians who are licensed to practice in Oregon, records of complaints, etc.
AMA DoctorFinder
Gives education, certifications, awards, and current practice information for members of the American Medical Association and basic information for non-members.
Certification Matters
Find out if your doctor is board-certified on this free website produced by a non-profit organization. Searches the registration of 24 ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) boards.
American Hospital Directory
A private company’s web site that offers federally-collected statistical measures of a hospital’s service.
Nursing Home Compare
Information about the past performance of all Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Information about hospice care, plus a searchable directory of hospice programs.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
A science-based look at the therapies themselves and at alternative treatments for specific conditions. Current CAM research and clinical trials information. Advice for health consumers who use or are considering CAM treatments.
Mayo Clinic Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Articles on alternative and complementary medicinal practices from the health practitioners at Mayo Clinic.
St. Charles Medical Center
Find out about services, classes, and support groups at St. Charles.
Deschutes County Health Department
Public health services provided by this agency include family planning, child health care, support for pregnant women and teen parents, immunizations, and communicable disease control.
A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
Articles on diseases, injuries, symptoms, tests, and surgical procedures.
Health on the Net Foundation (HON)
An international nonprofit that provides a search tools for finding reliable health information online and sets ethical standards for web sites that offer medical information. Sites displaying the HONcode symbol subscribe to principles that include displaying qualifications to give medical advice, a clear statement of sponsorship/funding, and respect for the privacy of visitors to the site.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Source for information about contagious diseases and other public health topics, and U.S. disease and health statistics. It also addresses environmental health and occupational health concerns, and issues traveler’s health advisories.
ClinicalTrials.gov
A searchable database of current clinical research studies. Includes questions to ask when deciding to participate in a clinical trial.
Fitness.gov
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lives.
KidsHealth
Separate sections are written for parents, for kids, and for teens.

Health Insurance


Oregon Health Care
Sign up for the Oregon Health Plan.
Oregon – Insurance Division
Information on insurance companies in Oregon.
HealthCare.gov
Purchase health care insurance.
Medicare
Everything you need to know about Medicare.
Choosing a Health Care Plan
Links to resources to help you select the right plan for you and your family.

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Page Last Modified Tuesday, January 3, 2017


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