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Health & Wellness Resources

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Library Websites

Academic OneFile button  Academic OneFile
Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions. Updated daily. 
General OneFile button  General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics including business, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and more. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. 


Non-Library Websites

 Orange arrow pointing right American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society offers the resources, information, and support you need to stay motivated to eat right and get active, quit smoking, or help a loved one kick the habit, and understand what cancer screenings you need.
 Orange arrow pointing right American Diabetes Association
Site dedicated to the prevention and cure of diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
 Orange arrow pointing right American Heart Association
Information and resources on the prevention and diagnosis of heart disease.
 Orange arrow pointing right American Psychiatric Association
Official website of the world’s largest psychiatric organization, representing more than 38,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world. 
 Orange arrow pointing right American Psychological Association
Directory of psychologists and psychology associations. Site includes access to journal databases, education, science, and more.
 Orange arrow pointing right Arizona Department of Health Services
The purpose of the AZDHS is to promote and protect the health and safety of all people through the delivery of quality public health services and the promotion of health care standards. Their website has public health reports and statistics, information on medical licensing and drug regulations.
 Orange arrow pointing right Arizona Health Stat
This section of the AZDHS contains many reports, briefs, journals, and publications that are relevant to healthcare services in the State of Arizona.
 Orange arrow pointing right Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Covering a wealth of medical topics, statistics, publications, news, and more.
Orange arrow pointing right  Current Flu Season
The CDC's website section on news and issues impacting the current flu season.
 Orange arrow pointing right Diabetes Health
A valuable resource for people living with diabetes—both newly diagnosed and experienced—as well as the professionals who care for them. Provides balanced expert news and information on living healthfully with diabetes.
Orange arrow pointing right  Drugs, Supplements, & Herbal Information
From the MedlinePlus Web site, this site provides information on prescription and over-the-counter medicines as well as herbs and supplements.
 Orange arrow pointing right Food and Drug Administration
The FDA maintains a comprehensive list of approved generic and new drugs, approved from 1996 to the present. Other content includes the National Drug Code, biological therapeutics, profiles of most major consumer drugs, over the counter drugs, drug safety and side effects and clinical trials. Additional information on regulations and guidelines, certification requirements, legislation applications for new drug products and compliance activities.
Orange arrow pointing right  Health Finder
A comprehensive index of public health resources and databases on the internet concerning diseases, diagnosis and treatment. Compiled by the U.S. Department of health and Human Services.
 Orange arrow pointing right Kids Health
This site, created by The Nemours Foundation, provides information on young people's health for parents and children. Information is also available in Spanish.
Orange arrow pointing right  Mayo Clinic
Locate health centers for specific diseases or disorders or browse diseases by subject. Site has a comprehensive database of drugs.
Orange arrow pointing right Med Watch
Official magazine of the Food and Drug Administration.
Orange arrow pointing right  Medicare
Official U.S. Government website for people on Medicare.
 Orange arrow pointing right has a plethora of free resources and information for those suffering from mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos diseases.
 Orange arrow pointing right National Cancer Institute
Provides information and resources on the various types of cancer, including treatments available and research being conducted.
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Provides information and resources on rehab facilities and programs available for different types of addictions. The site includes several guides on addiction and rehab specific to different addictions like alcohol, heroin, and methamphetamines.
 Orange arrow pointing right U.S. News & World Report's Rankings on Nursing Homes
U.S.News & World Report uses government data on 15,000 U.S. nursing homes to rank them based on management of patients' health and safety, nursing staff, and clinical data on patients' conditions. The geographically searchable database gives brief descriptions of each facility and can locate the most highly ranked facilities in your area.
 Orange arrow pointing right U.S. Surgeon General's Public Health Reports
Reports and other publications on nutrition, violence, and HIV/AIDS—to name but a few— have heightened America's awareness of important public health issues and generated major public health initiatives.

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