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Health & Medicine
Librarians are available to answer your questions by email or phone at 503.675.2540.
You may also search the catalog, access articles through Health & Wellness Resource Center and Health Reference Center Academic, and find Health & Fitness eBooks and audiobooks through Library2Go, Cloud Library and RBdigital Audiobooks, and magazines through RBDigital Magazines.
The Internet houses a vast amount of health-related information. Before searching online, check out the Medical Library Association’s Web User Guide at http://www.mlanet.org/resources/userguide.html. Learn how to evaluate what you find online so that you can be confident that the information is safe and reliable. Then try one of the recommended web sites below:
Aging and Disability Resource Connection
A resource directory for Oregon families, caregivers and consumers seeking information about long-term supports and services.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC provides credible, reliable health information.
Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.
Health information written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The Health Insurance Marketplace is designed to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable.
A federal government website connecting you with information and tools to help you stay healthy.
Comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention from the University of California San Francisco.
IMPACT is a project of national Family Voices. The goal is to promote a holistic, culturally relevant approach to health and wellness for all families and children including those with special healthcare needs and disabilities.
KidsHealth provides information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
Expert health information from the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research, and education.
Medical Library Association
MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's web site offering reliable, up-to-date health information.
National Cancer Institute
The NCI conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.
The State of Oregon created OregonHealthCare.gov to help Oregonians learn about and apply for health care coverage. The website is a collaboration between the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which administers the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid), and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, which administers the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace (formerly Cover Oregon). Oregon’s Marketplace uses the federal website HealthCare.gov for enrollment.
Oregon Medical Board
The mission of the Oregon Medical Board is to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of Oregon citizens by regulating the practice of medicine in a manner that promotes access to quality care.