Health and Wellbeing

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Navigating the Affordable Care Act

Helpful information on the complexities of the Affordable Care Act can be found here.


Web Resources - Comprehensive

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Diseases and Health Conditions

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Hospitals, Health Care Facilities, Heatlh Care Services

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Medical Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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Organizations

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Physicians

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Related Health Pages

African American Health

Breast Cancer Resources

Caregiving Resources

Drugs and Medications

Medicare Prescription Drug Program

Self Help

Seniors Health

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Magazines and Journals at the Library

  • Health Magazines at the Main Library
  • The library owns literally thousands of magazines and newspapers in print, microfiche, microfilm, and electronic formats. These magazines are located in the Reading Room, our Youth Services Department, the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department, and our Retrieval Desk at the Main library, as well as at each of our branches.
  • Search our catalog for specific titles.
  • Search our databases for full-text articles and citations from thousands more magazines and newspapers. Check MeL (the Michigan eLibrary) to find out if a magazine's full-text articles are included in a database.


Databases

These subscription databases are openly accessible to all patrons from any of our library locations. Home access is limited to Grand Rapids Public Library cardholders only.


Select Health Databases:

Health Reference Center Academic (InfoTrac)

Health and Wellness Resource Center (InfoTrac)


Browse a list of all GRPL Databases


Evaluating Online Health Information

Sites to aid health consumers in the quest for current, authoritative health information on the Internet.

MedlinePlus: Evaluating Health Information Contains tips on evaluating online health information, plus links to more in-depth discussions.

Health on the Net Foundation Medical and health web sites which follow this organization's principles and code of ethical conduct are awarded the HONcode accreditation.

Quackwatch Check this site for health-related frauds, myths, and fallacies.

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