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Consumer Health Resources

A collection of consumer health resources available to patrons at the Health Sciences Library

Up-To-Date Patient Information

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Center for Disease Control (CDC)

The CDC produces several reports that provide health related information: 

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the CDC. Often called “the voice of CDC,” the MMWR series is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.

CDC Vital Signs monthly report was launched in 2010. It includes a MMWR Early Release, a graphic fact sheet and website, a media release, and social media tools. Most of the materials are available in English and Spanish.

The CDC also produces podcasts which you can listen to on the go. 

 

Additional Websites

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You

 

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Library Databases

 

Accessible through MU and through MOREnet, this database offers an abundance of consumer health information and translations on wellness materials in several different languages.

Your Heath: NPR

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National Public Radio (NPR) has a section devoted to health related topics, both articles and podcasts

MyHealth Finder