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General Health Resources

The Carmen Public Library has selected these reliable and trusted health resources.

You should not act or rely upon any of the resources and information available in or from this website without seeking the advice of a physician or other healthcare provider.

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General Health
Health Information for Special Populations
Seniors and Healthy Aging
Children and Adolescents
Women’s Heath
Men’s Health
Easy to Read and Multilingual

General Health

MedlinePlus has medical information in English and over 45 other languages for patients and their families and friends. Find drug information, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, the latest health news, and tools such as calculators, quizzes, and questionnaires.

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ)
Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) en Español
What questions should you ask your doctor or health care provider? This site helps you understand medical treatments, patient safety, staying healthy, and patient-doctor communication.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC works to protect Americans from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Find information about diseases and conditions, healthy living, and emergency preparedness, and use tools to access data and statistics.
Are you interested in participating in a research study or finding the results of a completed trial? is a database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies of human participants. Search trials by condition, location, intervention, eligibility requirements, and other criteria.

PubMed contains more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Get information for finding and enrolling in health insurance plans for individuals and families.

Health Information for Special Populations

MedlinePlus Topics for Special Population Groups
Use these links to quickly find health information for groups based on age, gender, cultural, or ethnic backgrounds.

National Indian Council on Aging
The mission of NICOA is to advocate for improved health, social services, and economic well-being for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.

African American Health (MedlinePlus)
This page provides health information specifically for African Americans.

Seniors and Healthy Aging

Health Information from National Institute on Aging
This easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information of interest to older adults.

Health and Aging Publications from the National Institute on Aging
The NIA provides clearly written health and medical information for topics of interest to seniors.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The CMS site is the essential resource for information about Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), providing answers to common questions, information about applying for different programs, regulations, and guidance on many topics.

The databases and resources on this site allow seniors to discover benefits available to them, get help with food and prescription drug costs, and locate housing options. This site is provided by the National Council on Aging.

Children and Teens
KidsHealth is divided into three main sections about children’s health for parents, kids, and teens. Each section has content available in Spanish, accessible by clicking the “En Español” button.

Healthy Children
This comprehensive site from the American Academy of Pediatrics for parenting kids from prenatal until adulthood covers diseases, staying healthy, mental and social concerns, school problems, and safety. Parents of prospective and new teen drivers will appreciate the site’s Teen Driving Agreement.

When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?
¿Cuándo Deben Vacunarse los Niños y los Adolescentes?
This site provides a useful chart with schedules for all vaccinations for children from six months to 18 years of age. – Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You. Beautiful.
If you are a girl age 10-16, here is a site just for you. Learn how to be healthy and stay healthy as you grow up. You can also get tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home. Included are message boards, quizzes, interactive games, and other fun stuff to help you deal with emotions, bullying, safety, and much more.

Sex, Etc.
Teens can get honest, accurate answers to their questions about sex and relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more from this site. Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and teachers, developed the site as part of their Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project.

Women’s Health en Español
Full of informative resources for women, this site from the US Department of Health and Human Services has tools such as anatomical illustrations, health-related calculators, and tool kits. Topics of special interest include healthy lifestyle, body image, sexual and reproductive concerns, and violence prevention.

Women’s Health Checkup (MedlinePlus)
Chequeo Médico de la Mujer (MedlinePlus)
This Health Topic page discusses health exams and tests that are specific to women at different ages and life stages. It includes many easy-to-understand and multilingual resources, plus links to videos and related topics.

Men’s Health

Men’s Health (MedlinePlus)
Learn about men’s health including common diseases affecting men; healthy lifestyle tips; sexual, prostatic, and urological problems; and health screening guidelines.

Easy to Read and Multilingual

MedlinePlus Videos and Cool Tools
Watch videos on health and surgery topics. Learn from health games, calculators, quizzes, and questionnaires.

Health Information in Multiple Languages – by language
Health Information in Multiple Languages – by health topic
Access MedlinePlus articles written in over 45 languages, accompanied by an English translation. Find articles by browsing all the available languages or by the list of all multilingual health topics.

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