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Welcome!
 
This website has been created by the librarians who serve the health care institutions in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  We are members of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP).  Our emphasis on this site is healthcare for Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, and Wyoming counties. 
 
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 Why We Created This Site
 
 
This site actually has two purposes.  We hope to
 
Help you find the local resources and agencies in our region that can help you with your healthcare needs
And...
 
Help you make sense of the vast amount of information available on the Internet and direct you towards the best and most trustworthy websites
 
 
Why You Should Use This Site
  • Are you or a family member facing a diagnosis that has you concerned? 
  • Would you like to know what your options are so that you can discuss them with your doctor?
  • Do you wonder if there are any local agencies or support groups that can help?
  • Or perhaps your doctor has scheduled you for a medical test, procedure, or surgery and you'd like to know what to expect before, during, and after it?
  • Are you healthy now -- and want to know what you can do to stay that way?
  • Do you have health-related questions, but don't know where to find the answers?
  • Have you tried searching the Internet, but are confused by the thousands of sites or find it hard to know which ones you can trust and how to stay away from those that are just trying to sell you something?
  • If you don't have a computer or if you don't know how to search the Internet, do you know where you can go to get the information you need?
  
A Relevant Note ...
 
On February 18, 2010, an article was published in both the Scranton Times and the Citizens' Voice declaring that NEPA counties are among the state's  least healthy.  "The report's authors hope the rankings will be a catalyst for change in communities across the country - that community leaders, across all sectors, will use it to learn about and work to change what is making residents unhealthy."  The newspaper article concludes with a question (from the University of Scranton's Daniel West, Ph.D., a member of the Healthy Northeast Pennsylvania Initiative:  "The question is, with limited resources, where do we begin?"
 
It is our hope that this website will serve as one of those beginning steps.
  
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Disclaimer:  The information contained at this website is not intended to replace the care of a primary care physician, specialist, or other professional health care provider.  It is intended solely to complement  that care and is for general informational purposes only.  Any health information found on the Internet should always be discussed with your health care provider.
 
This page is maintained by members of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP). 
 
Last updated: June 23,  2013
 

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