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Health and Wellness Resources

This guide will provide information about library resources on health, wellness, fitness and nutrition, geared for the public. In addition to highlighting library resources, there is a page describing useful Web resources on consumer health and wellness.

Highly Recommended

Top websites for general health, cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, eye disease, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and stroke  based on credibility, authorship, content and other criteria. 

Includes resources on special populations, clinical trials, government and organization websites, news, current awareness, treatment overview and options and much more.

  • FamilyDoctor.org  
    Site operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians includes information on diseases, conditions, prevention, wellness and more.  
Most visited website for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. Includes sections for parents, kids and teens.
 
  • WebMD  
    Provides quality health information from an award winning content staff of doctors and health experts.

General Sites on Health and Wellness

Health Agencies

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
    CDC′s mission is to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. It conducts critical science and provides health information to protect against and respond to health threats. Look here for the most current information on topics like Ebola or the Zika virus.
  • World Health Organization  
    WHO primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
  • National Institutes of Health  
    The NIH's research goals are to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability through its own laboratories and by supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions.
  • Food and Drug Administration
    The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, medical devices,
  • OSHA: Occupational Health and Safety
    Under the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

Nutrition Websites