Health & Fitness

Health, Medicine, Diseases, Surgery, Fitness & Exercise, Nutrition, Diets.

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Ridgefield Visting Nurse Association  
RVNA Website                                                                            

 


Ebola Information

Ebola Information from the State of Connecticut

From the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Find out what Connecticut is doing to prevent Ebola in our state. Includes facts and links to resources.

MedlinePlus - Ebola
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine and The National Institutes of Health (NIH). Find answers to commonly asked questions, current news stories, information you can share with children, links to additional resources and much more. 

 


Affordable Care Act Information and Resources

New health insurance options under Affordable Care Act begin October 1, 2013

Access Health CT - Connecticut's Official Health Insurance Marketplace

  • See benefits for individuals, families and business owners.
  • The next Open Enrollment period, for 2015 coverage, begins on November 15, 2014
  • Questions? Call 855-805-4325 (toll free in CT)  Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Saturday 11am-3pm.

Connecticut Resources

Connecticut Office of the Healthcare Advocate  Assists Connecticut residents in making informed decisions when selecting a health plan. Assists with healthcare coverage.

State of Connecticut Insurance Department  Information for consumers from the CT Insurance Department which monitors the health law. Includes a section on consumer alerts and tips.

National Resources

HealthCare.gov  Learn how the healh care law affects you. This is the official site of the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Protect Yourself from Fraud in the Health Insurance Marketplace  From HealthCare.gov.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services   Provides Affordable Care Act information by state. Includes Insurance Marketplace, About the Law, Prevention & Wellness, and Facts & Features.

 


Online Resources

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Have further medical questions?    

                                                                                      
         Contact:   Healthnet - Consumer Health Information
                     
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Explore Healthnet resources online.  Healthnet was established to provide consumer health information to Connecticut residents.  The Health Center Library is open to the public for medical research and assistance. You may visit the Library and do your own research or call to have medical information professionals research a medical topic for you and mail you the results.

 


Websites

Tested and recommended by our librarians.

Affordable Care Act Information

HealthCare.gov

Alternative medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources

Conditions

American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Lyme Disease Foundation
Medline Plus
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Skin Cancer Foundation

Doctors and Hospitals

Connecticut Psychotherapists' Guild
CT Physicians Profiles
New York Physicians Profiles
Danbury Hospital
Norwalk Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital

WebMD Physician Directory

Flu Information

Flu.gov
Ridgefield Health Department
State of Connecticut Flu Watch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General Health Reference

FamilyDoctor
Genetics Home Reference
Healthfinder.gov
Healthnet: CT Consumer Health Information Network
Household Products Database
Lab Tests Online
Mayo Clinic
Medical Information In Plain English
MedicineNet
Medline Plus
Nutrition Data
Online Medical Dictionary

Health News

CNN Health
KidsHealth News
MedlinePlus Health News
New York Times - Health
ScienceDaily

Medication

Drug Digest
Drug Information

Senior Health

Mayo Clinic Healthy Aging
NIH Senior Health
New Choice Health
- Check and compare prices of some procedures in the Danbury area.


Library Materials

Circulating nonfiction books and most reference books are shelved in the stacks in Adult Services. Print magazines and newspapers are on display in the Friends of the Library Reading Room on the upper level. Audiobooks and nonfiction DVD's are shelved separately. Travel DVD's are shelved in the stacks.

Books/DVD/Audiobooks

Medicine and Health – 610-612
Fitness and Exercise - 613.7
Drugs - 615
Diseases - 616
Surgery - 617
Nutrition – 613.2
Diets -- 613.25-613.28

Magazines/Newspapers

Bicycling
Cooking Light
Men’s Health
Muscle & Fitness
Prevention
Psychology Today
Runner’s World
Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Letter
Vegetarian Times
Weight Watchers
Women's Health
Yoga Journal



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