Health and Wellness

Consumer Health Information

Gale Health and Wellness

This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more.

Infobase eBooks

Find health encyclopedias on a number of topics including alcohol abuse, Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, men’s and women’s health, obesity, suicide, and more. Available inside the Library. If outside the Library, please call (901) 415-2734 for username and password.

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. They’ve also put together a collection of online resources.

e-Books, e-Audiobooks, and e-Magazines

Health e-Books & e-Audio

Visit this special collection of health-related eBooks from our OverDrive eBook service.

Health and Fitness e-Magazines

Check out health and fitness magazines such as Prevention, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Yoga Journal and more.

On Our Shelves

Recent Health-related titles in our collection. Place them on hold and pick them up from your favorite Library.

Top Subjects

Health Information Center
Medical Care
Medicine / Alternative Medicine
Self Care
Women’s Health

We also deliver a monthly Health Information Center eNewsletter of reading suggestions. Here is the current issue. Sign up here to receive these monthly eNewsletters:

In the Community

Linc/2-1-1 community information

Our LINC/2-1-1 Community Information Database includes several resources for those health related topics. You can limit your results to a specific zip code or county:

Journal/Magazine Articles

health and medicine

(Gale OneFile)

Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals, Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on the complete range of health care topics. With more than 2,500 embargo-free, full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries, Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine ensures that researchers get current, scholarly, comprehensive answers to health-related questions.

nursing and allied health

(Gale OneFile)

Provide access to authoritative content including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management. This essential resource is versatile and features highlighting and note-taking tools as well as an intuitive interface, providing multiple pathways to key information. Updated daily, this resource will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

physical therapy and sports medicine

(Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.


(Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: Psychology supports research in all fields of psychology: abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social, and all areas of applied psychology. Researchers, psychologists, counselors, and behavioral scientists will discover relevant information from the thoughts, views, discoveries, and reports found in this comprehensive collection.


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Upcoming Health & Wellness Events

Senior Health Chats Part 2: Health Matters
Whitehaven Library
Mon., Apr. 22, 12:15 pm
Power Hour
Levi Library
Mon., Apr. 22, 12:30 pm
Read to the Dog
Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Mon., Apr. 22, 3:30 pm
Zumba Fitness
Raleigh Library
Mon., Apr. 22, 6:30 pm
Aerobics Class at Raleigh
Raleigh Library
Tue., Apr. 23, 10:00 am
Power Hour
Levi Library
Tue., Apr. 23, 12:30 pm
Let's Get Moving featuring Yoga
Cordova Library
Tue., Apr. 23, 5:30 pm
Pickleball with Purpose
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Tue., Apr. 23, 6:00 pm
The Wellness of Words: A Guided Writing Experience
Cossitt Library
Tue., Apr. 23, 6:00 pm
Line Dancing at Raleigh
Raleigh Library
Wed., Apr. 24, 10:30 am

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