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  • Magill's Medical Guide
    Describes major diseases and disorders of the human body, the basics of human anatomy and physiology, specializations in medical practice, and common surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
  • Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior
    The Encyclopedia explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to the abuse of drugs, alcohol, food and other substances as well as issues related to addictive behaviors such as gambling.
  • Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition
    Covers the scientific, political, and social aspects of nutrition. Among the subjects included are individual nutrients and foods, anatomy and physiology, nutritional therapy for diseases and conditions, and subjects such as nutritional management of refugees, nutrition education, religious customs, and folklore.
  • Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery ( SRO )
    The Encyclopedia provides information on addiction, drug use, substance abuse prevention theories and techniques, as well as on commonly used and abused drugs, including recreational, prescription, and over-the-counter medications.
  • Encyclopedia of Women's Health
    Provides information on health issues specific to women as well as material on general health issues such as diet, exercise, and disease treatment.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
    The Encyclopedia discusses therapies, conditions and diseases, and herbs and plants, including descriptions of treatments, the results of studies on treatment effectiveness, and an analysis of the current level of acceptance of these non-traditional therapies among traditional scientists and doctors.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition
    Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
    Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests
    Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical tests and surgical procedures include a definition, demographic information, and a description of the purpose, diagnosis/preparation, aftercare, risks, morbidity and mortality rates and alternatives.
  • Infectious Diseases : In Context
    Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases including articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.

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  • Health Source : Consumer Edition
    Provides consumer-oriented information on many health topics including AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, adult health, behavioral health, cardiology, drug and medication information, pediatric health, senior health, women’s health, and sports medicine.
  • Alt HealthWatch
    This alternative health database focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It provides full-text access to periodicals, reports, proceedings and newsletters dating back to 1990.

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Finding Government Information

  • Catalog of US Government Publications
    The Catalog lists documents published by the federal government on many subjects, including those covering health-related topics. The Department of Health and Human Services issues many documents designed for health care consumers. Documents published in recent years are available in full-text through a direct link.
  • FedStats
    Provides access to Federal statistical information on many topics including diseases, medical conditions, and health care.
  • PA Dept of Health
    The official source for health information within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.