Health

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Health & Wellness Resource Center

  

Use this eResource to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on all health related topics.

The materials contained in this resource are intended for informational purposes only.

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Family Health Database

  

Search a variety of medical, trade, and scientific journals as well as magazines and reports for medical news, diagnostics, and information.

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Mayo Clinic

Read detailed, easy-to-understand information on thousands of diseases or conditions and for over 8,000 prescription drugs.

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brainHQ

  

Change your brain through fun, cognitive exercises and games.

Create a personal account with your email address and Library card, then log in regularly to track your progress, get feedback, and incrementally improve through the 5-minute exercises. Licensed for users 18 and older, or 15 and up with adult permission.

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American Academy of Pediatrics

Review up-to-the-minute health care information and guidance for parents and caregivers of children and teens, along with interactive tools and personalized content.

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County Health Departments

Locate the public health department in your area.

Through that, you may find out about birth and death certificates, communicable diseases, food worker testing, restaurant inspections, immunization records, environmental public health, emergency preparedness, and many other health topics.

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Drug Information Portal

Research information on more than 12,000 prescription, over-the-counter drugs, and dietary supplements found in consumer health websites, clinical trials, and medical journals.

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Hospital Compare

Compare hospitals through various measures of patient care and safety based on Medicare data. Just start by entering a zip code.

The site is available in Spanish, too.

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KidsHealth from Nemours

Find current, accurate health information. Topics include how the body works, puberty, staying safe, illnesses, feelings, health problems of grown ups, and more.

(Also available in Spanish.)

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NIH Senior Health

Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

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NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health

Read online books, articles, research, and resource information on a wide variety of mental illnesses and disorders compiled by this US government agency.

Information also available in Spanish.)

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Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Use this free resource to either locate a local free or low-cost clinic or identify the right program to get the medicines needed at low or no cost.

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Southwest Washington Crisis Line

Call 1-800-626-8137 for crisis lines in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties. Speak with a professional counselor 24/7.

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Teen Talk

Call 360-397-CHAT to speak with a a Clark County teen about the issues you face--or volunteer to answer the calls. You can also IM or email.

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Teens Health from Nemours

Find current, accurate health information. Topics include fitness, sexual health, mental health, sports injuries, and managing your care.

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WashingTeen Help

Connect to health information, state benefit programs, and community-specific support resources for pregnant and parenting teens.

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