Health Information Center Online

The Business/Sciences department at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library has a large Health Information Center with materials relating to medical, health care and nutrition issues.  Information is available in multiple formats and includes books, magazines, audio, video and online services.

 

 

In the News

 

Biological/Chemical Terrorism

 

Emergency Preparedness

 

Flu (Influenza)

 

  • CDC Influenza
    Influenza information from the CDC
     
  • PandemicFlu.gov
    The official U.S. government web site for information on pandemic flu and avian influenza.  Outlines the national strategy for preparedness and response to an influenza pandemic and provides the latest federal news and press releases.
     
  • Bird Flu
    Avian influenza information from MEDLINEplus
     
  • Flu Facts - Tennessee Department of Health
     
  • CDC Avian Influenza
    Basic information from the CDC about avian influenza, also known as bird flu, and its possible transmission to humans.
     
  • Avian Influenza - World Health Organization
    "This page provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic.  Also shown are links to related web sites and topics."

 

West Nile Virus

 

Local and National Health Events

 

General Health Concerns, Diseases, Medical Conditions, Tests, & Diagnosis

 

Doctor and Medical Facilities Locator

 

 

Local Health Information

 

Drug and Pharmaceutical Information

Drugs - Clinical Trials - Prescription Assistance

 

Surgeries, Procedures and Tests

Interactive Tutorials
MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s consumer health web site, and the Patient Education Institute provide helpful tutorials on diseases and conditions as well as specific tests and procedures here.

RadiologyInfo™
RadiologyInfo™ is a public information web site established by the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.  It is meant to “inform and educate the public about radiologic procedures and the role of radiologists in healthcare and to improve communications between physicians and their patients.”

Videos of Surgical Procedures
MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s consumer health web site provides links to pre-recorded webcasts of surgical procedures on this page. You will need RealPlayer to view the videos which are approximately 1 hour long.

 

Self Help

 

Health Magazines and Newsletters

 

Anatomy

 

Healthy Lifestyle

Wellness and Prevention - Nutrition - Sports Medicine and Fitness

 

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

 

 

Health Statistics

 

Health Resources for Diverse Ethnic and Cultural Populations

Go to a section on this page: General, African American, Spanish-Speaking, Asian American, Native American, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender

 

Legal Health Issues

 

Managed Care, Insurance, HMOs, TennCare, etc.

 

Disability

 

 

Mental Health

 

Men's Health

 

Women's Health

 

Children's Health

 

Seniors' Health