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Training Resources You Can Use

These are some selected resources from the National Library of Medicine which contain health and wellness information for the general public. 

MedlinePlus

This consumer health resource from the National Library of Medicine provides an array of information about health and wellness and it is encouraged that it be used as a starting point for health related questions from patrons. MedlinePlus includes information:

  • Regarding over 1,000 health topics
  • Drug, herbs, and supplements
  • In Spanish and other languages
  • Medical encyclopedia
  • Medical tests information
  • Quizzes, videos, tutorials, games related to health and wellness
  • Clinical trials information
  • Healthy recipes
  • MedlinePlus Magazine
  • List of organizations providing health information
  • Directories to find local libraries, health professionals, services and facilities

Health Reach

This resource has a collection of consumer health information in various languages. Additionally, it also includes culturally and linguistically appropriate information. Your organization can submit information for review to be included in this resource for others to access. For additional multi-lingual resources visit the PNR Multi-Lingual webpage.

DailyMed

DailyMed provides a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).

Drug Information Portal

A portal that provides quick access to high quality drug information from a variety of U.S. government agencies. Searches can be done using a drug’s trade name or generic name.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine

This NIH center provides information for both consumers and professionals. On the homepage information regarding health topics, herbs, and other useful information for consumers regarding complementary and alternative treatments from a quality website.
Nearly all of the National Institutes of Health provide a dedicated web page to consumer health information.

MedlinePlus Magazine

Quarterly issues cover a range of health related topics including research, resources, celebrity features. Available online and print, in Spanish and English, can order in bulk.