Consumer Health Resources
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Access to directories to find libraries, health professionals, services, and facilities.
MedlinePlus Find a Library
Resources to locate a consumer health library near you.
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Selected Resources from the National Library of Medicine
The following resources are good starting points for information on health and wellness topics, drugs, and directories for locating health organizations.
Provides free, reliable, and up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
NLM Drug Information Portal
A gateway to selected drug information from NLM and other key U.S. Government agencies that enables searches using a drug's tradename or generic name.
Enables rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resultion images. Pillbox also provides links to drug information and drug labels.
Household Products Database
Enables scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. This database Includes 11,000+ consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers.
Health Resources for Older Adults
MedlinePlus: Older Adult Health
Locate information on older adults' health from MedlinePlus.
MedlinePlus: Nutrition for Older Adults
Locate information on nutrition for older adults in MedlinePlus.
MedlinePlus: Older Adult Health Topics
Select topics of interest to locate information on a variety of health topics geared toward the older adult population from MedlinePlus.
National Institute on Aging: A-Z Health Topics
Locate information on a variety of health topics specific to the aging population from the NIA
National Institute on Aging: Go4Life Campaign
Go4Life an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life.