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Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides data resources, publications, research findings and reports, and other resources in an effort to improve safety and quality in healthcare. Información en español.
Patient drug information published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
Emergency and outpatient mental health services for all ages.
A National Institutes of Health database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
Browseable medical database including drug information, topic fact sheets, medical dictionaries, and eBooks. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
The National Library of Medicine(NLM)’s DailyMed searchable database provides the most recent labeling submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by companies and currently in use.
This U.S. government site provides information on drug safety and availability, clinical trials, specific medications, and health updates.
A collection of eBooks on a variety of health-related topics. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.
A collection of reference eBooks focused on consumer health and medicine. Requires a Kansas State Library eCard for access.
From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, a consumer health resource with news, articles, personal health recommendations, and more.
An essential resource for your health curriculum, guidance department, and general student use, Health Reference Center includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors.
Provides full-text access to consumer health magazines, reference books and health pamphlets. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
This full-text database offers a trusted source of nursing and allied health literature, as well as drug information written for consumers. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
Provides health care on a sliding fee scale for residents of Douglas County and certain portions of Jefferson, Franklin, Leavenworth, Shawnee, and Osage counties. Includes primary care, dental care, pediatrics, and mental and behavioral health.
Medical testing, exams, and immunizations provided with fees based on a sliding scale.
Formerly Lawrence Memorial Hospital. A 174-bed hospital located in Lawrence, Kansas, as well as a number of primary and specialty care clinics throughout Lawrence, Douglas County, Jefferson County and Leavenworth County.
Information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and more. Created by the National Library of Medicine. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
The National Library of Medicine’s user-friendly health database created for consumers. It includes information about health topics, medicine, and supplements, as well as a collection of videos and health tools.
myStrength offers highly interactive, individually-tailored applications to address depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, chronic pain and sleep challenges, while also supporting the physical and spiritual aspects of whole-person health. Available free to Douglas County residents. To sign up for myStrength, visit https://mystrength.com and use access code: DouglasCounty
Contains an A-Z index of NIH health resources, clinical trials, current medical news, and more. Información en español. Also, an easy guide to using NIH for research can be found here.
Articles and abstracts from nursing publications and other medical journals, for professionals and consumers.
Nursing Education in Video: Second Edition is an up-to-date collection of 350+ full-length training videos designed to help nursing students improve their clinical skills.
Browsable and comprehensive database of medication information including use, dosage, safety, storage and more about prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbal medicines, and supplements.
This database provides full-text coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
A free full-text archive of peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Resources, tips and information about caregiving for patients with cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Information, services, and support for family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, such as Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Includes fact sheets on specific health conditions, statistics, public policy information, and reports. Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Children’s and Teens
Comprehensive site from the American Academy of Pediatrics for parents of infants to young adults, covering physical/mental development, health, safety and more. Información en español.
Reliable and straightforward health, behavior and development information about children and teens, designed for parents, kids, teens, and educators. Información en español.
Offering health information for parents, kids and health educators with tips, toolkits, recipes, activities to promote healthy living for kids.
End of Life
From the Center for Practical Bioethics, this free workbook for talking about end of life concerns, plus links to healthcare directives.
Advance Healthcare Directive Forms by state as well as other resources to enable and protect end-of-life choices.
From non-profit agency, Aging With Dignity, this resource provides simple, straight-forward approach to designate end-of-life choices. Información en español.
Nursing and Mental Health in Video features over 240 videos of the most common mental health disorders nurses may encounter – whether in a primary care setting, emergency room, medical, psychiatric or other.
American Indian and Alaska Native Health is a central source for information about the health and well-being of Native Americans and Alaska Natives. It is freely available, and offers access to evaluated and authoritative resources for individuals, health educators, and healthcare professionals.