Monday, November 19, 2007

Health Wise

Gain Knowledge...
People frequently consult the library's reference sources for information on specific diseases and illnesses. Along with reference resources and items to check out, the library's Web site, specifically the Adult Services page, lists frequently used Health and Medicine Web sites that you may want to bookmark. If you have a library card, you can log in to the Find It Virginia database and search for articles within the Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module. This module includes an online medical encyclopedia, a drug and herb finder, health news and even a directory of health organizations. Find It Virginia can be accessed from the library's Web site under Find Information > Databases.

Share Knowledge...
I recently came across a very handy tool brought to you by the U.S. Surgeon General, called My Family Health Portrait. The web site allows you to create a personalized family health history report that you can use share with other family members and/or your healthcare professional.