Looking for health information online? Want good reliable results you can trust? The following links are Databases and webpages that have been evaluated by Barberton Library staff. Please note that some Databases require a library card to access from home. Get a Library card.
Health Databases and Resources:
ADM Board- Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board - Summit County Ohio. There are many community groups and resources dedicated to help those with alcohol, drug addition and mental health issues. Those seeking help- addicts, family members, loved ones, etc.may find useful resources at this site.
Alt HealthWatch from EBSCO Host
This alternative health database provides full text for more than 140 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
American Heart Association - Visit this site to search for heart-health events in your community, learn to identify the warning signs of heart attack and stroke, and find CPR classes near you. Click on "For Patients" to visit the AHA's HeartHub for Patients, which provides various tools to help you manage your health.
AskMe3 - Learn how to better understand your health by asking your healthcare provider 3 important questions. Includes a checklist to ensure clear health communication.
Brain Basics: Preventing Strokes Sponsored by The National Institutes of Health- learn the basics of a stroke, the signs and the treatments.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - This U.S. Government-run website has easy-to-use, unique features. Planning a vacation? The "Traveler's Health" section provides information on vaccinations, outbreaks, and finding a clinic in your destination state or country. You can also look up health statistics and learn how to prepare for emergencies
CDC- National Prevention Strategy: Plan for Better Health and Wellness The Centers For Disease Control offer this site as an introduction to starting a healthy, active lifestyle.
ClinicalTrials.gov - Search for research studies being done on various health topics. Search by medical condition, intervention, location, and type of participant being recruited.
Consumer Health Complete provides information directed towards the needs of the patients, and to help the understanding of health-related topics.
DailyMed DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA approved labels (package inserts). This web site provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts.
Drug Information Portal A National Library of Medicine site that provides the latest information on news reports, drugs and research.
Family Doctor - From the American Academy of Family Physicians, a national medical organization representing more than 93,000 physicians, family practice residents, and medical students, this site provides information written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals.
Guide to Keeping Your Home Through Debilitating Disease Caring for a loved one with a serious debilitating disease is very difficult and challenging. This site, sponsored by Mortgage Calculator, offers advice on paying bills, insurance, etc.
Health Insurance Get the facts about health insurance. Compare rates and examine your choices. This guide takes a comprehensive look at what consumers can expect when navigating the complicated insurance landscape.
Healthy Roads Media - Literacy, health literacy, illness, aging, disability and language are all issues that can pose barriers to obtaining basic health information. This site contains free health education materials in a number of languages and a variety of formats.
Health Source: Consumer Edition This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
Healthfinder.gov - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides this trusted health information website. Take Personal Health Tools quizzes to determine your body mass index, target heart rate, or level of health. Browse through a medical encyclopedia, subscribe to newsletters, and find health advice. Information is also available in Spanish.
Household Products Database - What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling. Includes Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Leading Age Ohio - A non-profit trade organization that represents long-term care facilities and hospice providers. This site maintains recent information and forms for many topics including advance directives, patient rights, and long term care.
MEDLINE (EBSCOhost) This database provides full-text for many of the most-used biomedical and health journals indexed in MEDLINE. Many journals are available with no embargo, allowing doctors, nurses, health professionals and researchers to access to the information as soon as it is published.
Mayo Clinic - Visit this site from the Mayo Clinic, one of the most trusted names in medicine. Look up a disease or condition, sign up for an e-newsletter, or get tips on healthy living. This information is written in an easy-to-understand way
(U.S. National Library of Medicine) The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains bibliographic citations (e.g., authors, title, and journal reference) and author abstracts from over 3,900 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries during the current four years. Contains over 9 million records dating back to 1966.
Mesothelioma and Abestos Awareness Center Provides current and up-to-date information about Mesothelioma including current research and access to support groups.
National Institutes of Health - This research-based site has health information aimed at different demographics. There are quick links for Child & Teen Health, Men's Health, Minority Health, Seniors' Health, and Women's Health. Check out NIH Radio to listen to their Podcast on your computer or MP3 player.
NCCAM - The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is one of the twenty-seven institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health. This site includes information about treatments and therapies for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Learn about how to be an informed consumer of CAM and stay informed on the latest new alerts.
Ohio eLicense Center - Search for a doctor, chiropractor, dentist, or other Ohio licensed professional. Find contact information, original issue date of license, expiration date, and status.
Patient Inform - This site offers up-to-date research about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, which is provided by the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association. This site also offers free access to selected medical journal articles and provides plain-language explanations of what the studies mean, how they compare with what is already known, and how patients should weigh them in making treatment decisions.
Pest Control for Expectant Mothers Pregnant women are warned about exposure to 'everyday' products like soft cheeses and kitty litter. What about insecticides, for example? Check this site for how to use pesticides safety and hot to protect unborn children from the effects of pesticides on women.
PubMed - Like MedLinePlus, this website is run by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Insitutes of Health. PubMed, however, is geared toward professionals and scholarly researchers. Use this site to find more technical health and medical information.
WomensHealth.gov - Created by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, this is the Federal Government's source for women's health information.
Zika Virus: Current and reliable information on the virus: its prevention and treatment
ZocDoc Fill in the information and select the type of doctor needed based on zip code and type of insurance the doctor accepts
Substance Abuse Assistance
Recovery Village This site offers information on substance abuse treatments.
ADM Board Click here for information about the various treatments available for addicts and their families.
Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment: An informational site with resources for people suffering from addiction and their loved ones. Access free information to acclaimed rehab centers nationwide,
This site also contains resources on relapse and recovery.
IBH Addiction Recovery Center Located in Akron, Ohio the IBH Center helps addicts and their families through counseling and education. Open to men and women this center
has assisted recovering addicts since 1970.
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Information by county for mental health and addiction treament.
Local Hospitals and Medical Care:
Summa Barberton Hospital - Find information on Barberton's hospital, including news, maps, and career opportunities.
Summit County Public Health - The mission of Summit County Public Health is to protect and promote the health of the entire community through programs and activities designed to address the safety, health and well-being of the people who live in Summit County. Through its programs and activities, the Health District seeks to create a healthful environment and ensure the accessibility of health services to all. Find out about programs and services here.
Barberton Hospice and Palliative Care - Learn about the services provided, sign up for the newsletter, or learn how to volunteer.
Akron General - Explore the different departments, schedule an appointment, and search job openings at this hospital.
Akron Children's Hospital - The site includes information about the area's children's hospital, including a calendar of events, a New Parent eNewsletter, and contact information.
Summa Akron City Hospital - Find contact information, news articles, and a physicians directory for this Akron hospital.
Summa Wadsworth Medical Center - This hospital's website includes pictures of recent newborns, Find a Doctor, and information on their educational programming.
Cleveland Clinic - The main campus of this nationally-ranked hospital is less than an hour's drive from Barberton. Find detailed health information or schedule an appointment from their website.
American Cancer Society - Use this site to learn about cancer, stay healthy, find support and treatment, explore research, and get involved.
National Cancer Institute Read about the latest information on cancer treatments and programs.The National Cancer Institute is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training and is a component of the National Institutes of Health. The site provides quality cancer information on cancer topics including news, clinical trials, statistics, and research and funding.
About.com Smoking Cessation - This site includes free email courses and support to help you quit, as well as a section on "After Quitting" to prevent relapse. Subscribe to the frequently updated blog for new information.
Become an Ex - Check out this free online smoking cessation program. It includes online tools such as a cigarette tracker, a Quit Date calendar, and a discussion board where you can interact with others who are also trying to quit.
Freedom From Smoking - The American Lung Association runs this site, which includes an online program with support to quit.
QuitNet - Get online support, including chat and a personal quit page, by signing up for this free service. Click on the "QuitNet" link at the left, then enter the number of cigarettes you smoke per day, how soon you smoke after waking up, and your postal code, and click on "Get Started Now!"
Smokefree.gov - This popular website is run by a variety of organizations, including the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control. Its features include an online Quit Smoking guide and live instant message help.
AARP - Visit the health section of the AARP's website. The AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that aims to helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.
Age in Place- Sponsored by the National Age in Place Council this site is for seniors looking for resources with housing and care.
Alzheimer's Assocation - The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support and largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research.
Assisted Living A comprehensive guide for people living with disabilities to learn more about assisted living options. This guide breaks down the care options that are available, financial support to help pay for the care needed, and resources that are available from each state.
Caring.com Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured on the Administration for Community Living, AARP, Forbes, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the internet.
CDC - Visit the Centers for Disease Control's Healthy Aging for Older Adults page to read about healthy aging topics or use the interactive data tools.
Discovery in Place This site is dedicated to help those on Medicaid with addiction treatment.
Eldercare Locator Launched in 1991 the Eldercare Locator is the only national information and referral resource to provide support to consumers across the spectrum of issues affecting older Americans. The Locator was established and is funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Elder Prescription Drug Abuse This article in FamilyDoctor.org gives details and advice on dealing with prescription drug abuse among the elderly.
Health in Aging - Created by the American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging, this site offers up-to-date information for consumers on health and aging.
Healthy U Ohio Chronic conditions can affect the quality of life and independence. The Healthy U Ohio initiative helps Ohioans stay active, make healthy choices and manage chronic conditions and maintain an independent lifestyle.
National Council on Aging - The goal of the NCOA is to improve the lives of older Americans. Visit this site for information on improving health, enhancing economic security, promoting independence and dignity, and strengthening community organizations.
Online Nursing Home Compare Tool This Medicare.gov link has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
Paying for Senior Care The mission at PayingForSeniorCare.com is to help the elderly and their families fully understand the cost of long term care and the programs that can provide financial support. There is an online database of tools and resources that cover topics like available care options and free support that is available in every state across the US.
Steady U Ohio STEADY U Ohio is a statewide collaborative falls prevention initiative, supported by Ohio government and state business partners to ensure that every county, every community and every Ohioan knows how they can prevent falls, one step at a time. This website is the source in Ohio for falls prevention, information, tools and other resources.
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