I am going to try to highlight the Databases we have access to here in Kansas. Some are sponsored by the Kansas State Library, KAN-ED, Kansas Regents Libraries, the Johnson County Library, the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and Olathe Public Library, and some will be provided for everyone. Today we will highlight Medline Plus and Kansas Health Online. (You may go to the link by clicking on the name)
First Medline Plus, this is a free website that is provided by the US National Library of Medicine. This is a great place to look to research diseases and to catch up on new and innovative medical procedures. They have current Health News, Spotlighted info, Senior Health Info, Clinical Trials, Interactive Tutorials, Drugs & Supplements and more. The articles are easy to read and the site is very user friendly.
Next we will look at Kansas Health Online this is sponsored by the Kansas State Library, KAN-ED, Kansas Regents Libraries, the Johnson County Library, the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and Olathe Public Library. This site has tools to help you compare hospitals, find doctors and also gives you information about healthy lifestyles and helping you to make healthy choices. You’ll find quality information and news about medical conditions, health insurance, and health care policy.
These databases can be found at the right of our page under the LINKS items, then go to DATABASES and they are listed there. Come to the library for your health information.
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