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Perfect for the everyday consumer of health care information, Consumer Health Complete  provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

Consumer Health Complete

Get access to articles from popular health and wellness magazines, including “Better Nutrition”, “Men’s Health”, “Prevention” and more.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.
Alt HealthWatch
The Center for Disease Control provides information on a variety of health related subjects and is an especially helpful resource for people looking for information before traveling out of country. features a consumer encyclopedia of health topics from the most trusted sources, news headlines, and interactive tools to check your health. It can also be used to find local doctors, health centers, and health organizations.
Winner of the eHealthcare Leadership Award, this site contains consumer health information on everything from diseases and conditions, to healthy lifestyle tools.
The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection, and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe.

Disclaimer:  The information provided by Lake Agassiz Regional Library does not imply medical recommendation, endorsement or approval. Information from these sources are intended for use as general information and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a health care provider.

Tips for Health and Wellness Research

When looking for health information on the web, consider these tips from the National Library of Medicine:

“First, consider the source. If you use the Web, look for an “about us” page. Check to see who runs the site: Is it a branch of the government, a university, a health organization, a hospital or a business? Focus on quality. Does the site have an editorial board? Is the information reviewed before it is posted? Be skeptical. Things that sound too good to be true often are. You want current, unbiased information based on research.

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