Finding Information on Your Own

Where to Begin?
"A goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine."  Authoritative, up to date information  on over 800 diseases and conditions, treatments, tests, drugs, directories, tutorials, clinical trials, and news.
There is also a selected group of MedlinePlus health topics offered on an Easy-to-Read page.
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 Additional Resources

Choose a term from the drop down menu to browse the list of high-level medical terms. Once a word or phrase is selected, the plain language translation will appear in the box.

Local Public Library Resources
The Lackawanna County Library System has Consumer Health Complete  available online free with a library card. The Osterhout Free Library and Hoyt Library have Salem Health online free with a library card. The Lackawanna County Library System has a webpage with links to many other other health websites.
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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 the library staff of  Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, a member of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP). 

Last updated: May 20, 2013