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CINAHL with Full Text
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Consumer Health Complete 
KYVL logoThis full-text database offers easy-to-understand health information, covering “topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc.”

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  • General Health Information

    • Cleveland Clinic Health Information
      Although a lot of the information on this site is basic, there are some useful features. You can sign up for physician-hosted chats, for one, and you can chat live with a health information search specialist from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
    • Easy-to-Read: MedlinePlus
      Easy-to-read health information resources from MedlinePlus. Many of the resources are also available in Spanish.
      From the American Academy of Family Physicians, this website is clean-looking and easy to navigate. The site provides introductory information on diseases and conditions; health tools, such as calculators and a medical dictionary; and tips for healthy living.
      This site from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services “has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations….” Includes articles on wellness, personal health tools, and health news. Also available in Spanish.
    • : Health Information
      From the Mayo Clinic, this site provides information on diseases and conditions, symptoms, drugs and supplements, tests and procedures, healthy lifestyle, and first aid.
    • MedlinePlus – Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
      This website from the National Library of Medicine is a great starting place for medical information. This comprehensive site links to reliable information about specific diseases and conditions. It also allows you to “look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.”
      This easy-to-use and read website from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists offers detailed drug information, medication tips, and tools such as My Medicine List, a printable form to help you and your doctor keep track of your medication.