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Online Resources: Health & Medicine

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Premium Resources

These resources are available in the library, and can also be used by Morton Grove Public Library cardholders at home or on mobile devices.

medline

MedLine / FirstSearch

 

From the National Library of Medicine, an index of article summaries and citations from 3,500 medical journals.  Links to some full text articles are available; coverage is from 1965 to the present.

 

 

General Websites

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Center for Disease Control
Find credible, reliable health information on diseases, health emergencies, environmental health, travelers' health and more.
 
ChooseMyPlate.gov
Replacing the Food Pyramid, MyPlate is part of an initiative based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices.
 
Compare Hospitals
Compare the performance of hospitals in your area by timely & effective care, readmissions, complications, deaths, and surveys of patients' experiences. Offers links to compare nursing homes, physicians, home health care, and more.
 
Cook County Department of Public Health
Important health information for residents of Cook County.
 
Doctor Board Certification
Find out if your doctor is board certified from information compiled by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
 
Healthcare Bluebook
A free consumer  guide to help you determine fair prices in your area for healthcare services.
 
Illinois Department of Public Health
Find information on health and public safety for residents in Illinois, including how to obtain vital records such as birth and death records.
 
Lab Tests
A comprehensive site designed to help you, as a patient or family caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases
 
Medicare
The site to assist and answer all of your questions about Medicare: how to apply for Medicare, find health& drug plans, download forms, file claims or appeals, and more.
 
Medline Plus
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand, MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
 
Merck Manuals
Based on the widely respected Merck's Manual, this free online resource brings you medical information in everyday language.
 
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