Health and Medical Resources

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Consumer Health Information Center

Pleasant Valley Branch Library
5568 South Adams Avenue
Washington Terrace, Utah 
801-377-2390

Hours:
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Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday (Sept. – May): 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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Resources

ALT HEALTHWATCH

This resource provides in depth coverage of complementary, alternative, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It includes articles (1990 to present) from over 140 publications.

Children’s Health Insurance Program

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state health insurance plan for children. Working Utah families who do not have other health insurance may qualify for CHIP, with eligibility dependent on family size and income. CHIP provides children with access to many medical services such...

Drug Information Portal

This site is a gateway to detailed information on over 12,000 prescription medications. It is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Gale Medical Encyclopedias

A set of medical encyclopedias that provides detailed information on hundreds of diseases, disorders, conditions, therapies, and medical procedures. Many of the articles have illustrations and links to additional resources.

HEALTH SOURCE - CONSUMER EDITION

A resource that provides access to the full-text of over 190 journals covering authoritative health information for consumers. Topics covered include general health, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and other topics.

HEALTH SOURCE - NURSING/ACADEMIC EDITION

This database provides full access to more than 550 medical journals focusing on a wide variety of medical disciplines. It is a good resource for obtaining in depth articles on diseases and medical conditions and for keeping current on different areas of medicine.

Medical Home Portal

This site provides information for physicians, parents, teachers and other professionals to help with the care of children with chronic conditions.  Caregivers are linked to local resources, best practice guidelines for common chronic conditions in children, and practice-based case managers to...

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. It has information from reliable and trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions. 

MyHealthCare in Utah

This site provides easy access to Utah hospital reports that compare measures for charges, quality and patient safety.  The Utah Department of Health's Health Data Committee provides the information, along with other health care information for consumers. 

Utah 211

Utah 211 is maintained by the United Way of Salt Lake City. This resource offers links to many community help agencies such as domestic violence services, crisis and suicide prevention help, and homeless shelters. This website includes a...

Utah Advance Health Care Directive / Living Will

The University of Utah Center on Aging provides this form for an individual to specifiy what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or incapacity.

Utah Department of Health

This state agency site provides information on family dental and safety clinics, as well as immunization, health insurance coverage and resources for children with special needs.  Users may also order birth and death certificates online.

Weber-Morgan Health Department

This site provides information how to obtain a food handler’s permit, where to get STD/HIV Tests, and how to obtain local birth and death certificates and emissions inspections. Emergency response, environmental and public health information are also accessible on this website.

X-Plain Easy-to-Read Health Information

This site provides access to over 300 interactive medical and health videos covering many illnesses, conditions, medical tests, etc. The videos are designed for all patients and consumers regardless of their educational level, ability, or familiarity with computers. 

Websites

Familydoctor.org
A service of the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site provides information and patient hand-outs for common medical concerns and conditions.

Healthnet Utah
This site provides links to high quality consumer health information and to Utah based health support services. It is maintained by the University of Utah.

MedlinePlus
This site has up to date medical and health information from the National Institutes of Health. It has links to trusted sources for over 700 diseases and conditions.

Affordable Care Act and You link

The Smart Woman's Guide to Diabetes : Authentic Advice on Everything from Eating to Dating and Motherhood

The Smart Woman's Guide to Diabetes : Authentic Advice on Everything from Eating to Dating and Motherhood
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Mercer, Amy Stockwell
ISBN: 
9781936303137

Of the 17 million Americans who have diabetes, approximately 9.3 of that number are women. And it appears that number of women with diabetes is increasing each year. Diabetes is particularly difficult for women in large part due to the hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle, changes that affect blood sugar levels. As a consequence women with diabetes have higher rates of chest pain, heart attack, coronary heart disease and stroke. And women with diabetes face special challenges. The "Smart Womans Guide to Diabetes" provides advice, tips, and research from a diverse community of women living with diabetes. It provides practical insight and references for the optimal management of diabetes from women living with the disease as well as doctors, nurses, nutritionists, and educators. Personal anecdotes from nearly one hundred women throughout the book reveal both the good and the bad of living with diabetes, including the frustration, sense of shame, sense of isolation as well as the capacity for strength and the opportunity for growth. The "Smart Womans Guide to Diabetes" lets you know that you are not alone but rather it will make you feel like you are sitting in your favorite coffee shop with your friends who share the same disease. Special Features of "Smart Womans Guide to Diabetes" include: Personal anecdotes on a wide variety of topics are in every chapter Authentic advice from women living with diabetes Expert tips from female endocrinologists, educators, and nutritionists who are also living with diabetes Comprehensive in scope this books examines all the challenges and issues women with diabetes face Research and statistics are provided for each topic

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