Health

Affordable Care Act

HealthCare.gov
Provides information about the Affordable Care Act for families, individuals and small business. If you live in Michigan, you’ll use this website, HealthCare.gov, to apply for coverage, compare plans, and enroll. You can apply as early as October 1, 2013.

EnrollMichigan
Enroll Michigan is a statewide network of non-profit agencies providing free enrollment support services to health insurance consumers.

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SSLDL Resources

Health Source - Consumer Edition
Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health, and more. Information comes from magazines, books, Clinical Reference System reports, and pamphlets.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses, and medical educators access to scholarly journals on many medical disciplines. Provides indexing, abstracts and full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

Internet Resources - General

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Clinical information and research findings as well as consumer health links.

AMA Physician Select
Search for a physician by name or specialty.

American Hospital Directory
Provides online data for over 6000 hospitals.

Blood Donation
Locate a Red Cross Blood Drive near you.

CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ConsumerSafety.org
Provides information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products.

Familydoctor.org
Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

HealthCare.gov
Federal government site with information on insurance choices and rights under the Affordable Care Act.

Healthfinder
Health library and online checkups from the National Health Information Center.

Healthline
Search the web's best health sites with this comprehensive search engine.

Hospital Compare
Find out how well a hospital compares in certain treatment areas.

KidsHealth.org
Information for parents, kids, and teens.

MayoClinic
Tools for healthier lives.

MEDLINEplus
Health topic, drug information, dictionaries of medical terms, directories, resources.

MerckEngage
Resource library includes interactive tours of body systems and health conditions.

National Cancer Institute
Find information on cancer, related issues, and clinical trials.

National Library of Medicine
Current health news and press releases.

Nutrition.gov
Nutrition information from registered dieticians at the USDA.

PubMed Health
Consumer health information.

Quackwatch
Guide to quackery and health fraud.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Info and links to HHS programs and services.

WebMD
Health and fitness information.

Internet Resources - Prescription & Non-Prescirption Drugs

Drugs.com
Information on OTC and prescription drugs.

MEDLINEplus Drug Information
Prescription drugs, supplements, and herbs.

Internet Resources - Senior Health

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook
Older People's Health Issues

NIH Senior Health
Easy-to-use site on health issues for older adults.

Internet Resources - Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration