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Health Titles @ Your Library

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Health News from Science Daily

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Did You Know?

The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System and community partners have joined forces in a Consumer Health Resources Project for 2013.  We’ll present authoritative, up-to-date consumer health resources in a variety of friendly formats and highlight them with programs that draw on the great wealth of health expertise from local providers.  Thanks to our network of public libraries in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties, residents of all ages with a library borrower’s card can access links, books, ebooks, video and more, free of charge.  

Partners and contributors include:

CEFLS and 30 member libraries The Foundation of CVPH Medical Center
Mountain Lake PBS Employee Assistance Services
The Northern NY Library Network Clinton County Health Department
Plattsburgh Lions
Stewart's Shops

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MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.  Search here for health information you can trust.

Apps For Healthy Lifestyles

  • Fooducate
    Snap a photo of a UPC label with this free app to see if a packaged food gets a healthy rating—or to find a more nutritious alternative. Free for Android and Apple.
  • SleepCycle
    A bio-alarm clock that analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you when you are in the lightest sleep phase. Free, and available for Apple iOS.
  • RunKeeper
    This free app helps you log your miles, whether outside (using GPS technology) or on the treadmill. Available for: iPhone, Android
  • Standapp
    This free iPhone and iPad app reminds those with a desk job to stand up, stretch and move at regular intervals.
  • Micromedex Drug Information
    Look up a drug and find its interactions, contraindications, dosage, etc. Available for iPhone and iPad.

Health News from the New York Times

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Websites to Get You Started

  • National Institutes of Health  Icon
    Browse and search just about any health topic. You will also find information about clinical trials and research.
  • Mayo Clinic  Icon
    Regularly updated, with an A-Z listing of diseases and symptoms, this site is recommended by doctors.
  • Consumer Safety - Drug and Product Recalls  Icon
    This site gathers recall information from the CPSC, the FDA, and the NHTSA, and presents it in an easy to understand format. It also contains information about current events and news that impacts consumers, and has several in-depth safety guides.
  • Pub Med Central  Icon
    A free archive of journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
  • Doctor Finder from the American Medical Association  Icon
    Search for physicians by specialty in your area.
  • Medicine Net  Icon
    Health news and articles written for the public by health professionals. You'll find lots of pictures, information about symptoms, and advice.
  • Health Reference Center  Icon
    Click on Health Reference Center on our Health Databases page to search over 2800 journals and magazines, many of which are full text.
  • More Health Resources @ Your Public Library  Icon
    A more comprehensive list of high quality health information sources.

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