Learn How to Find Credible Health Information Online
Access Online Health Information Resources @ the Library
Find Health, Fitness, Diet and Nutrition Books, Audiobooks, DVDs and Magazines @ the Library
Download Health and Fitness Books, Magazines and Streaming Video to Your Favorite Device
Attend Library Programs About Current Health Issues and Practices
Research Medical Information on Federal Government Websites
Find Health and Social Services available from New York State, Westchester County and Other Agencies
Search Authoritative Websites for Information About Diabetes, Cancer(s), Medications, Nutrition and More
(Los enlaces a los recursos en español están disponibles)
Disclaimer: The information provided on the Greenburgh Public Library (GPL) website or any other health-related information provided by GPL does not imply medical recommendation, endorsement, or approval by GPL. The GPL does not provide medical advice or interpretation of information. Information and materials provided are intended for use as general information and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a health care provider.
Materials Selection: The Library has implemented a website to provide a friendly, useful access point to the Library’s resources and information on the internet; to provide research tools to help users find what they need quickly and efficiently; and to provide a set of preselected sites and resources that are reliable and safe for all library users.
The GPL librarians do not write health information, except to provide brief descriptions of the website links. Instead, GPL librarians find, select, and organize access to consumer health information that is current, relevant, accurate, and unbiased.
Medline Plus - offers reliable, up-to-date medical information from the National Library of Medicine and other trusted sources on over 600 diseases and conditions in language you can understand.
Medical Library Association (MLA) For Health Consumers and Patients Find Good Health Information - This guide is supported by the Medical Library Association (MLA), the library organization whose primary purpose is promoting quality information for improved health and whose members were the first to realize that not all health information on the web is credible, timely, or safe.
Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac’s award-winning Health Reference Center.
Offering both the Professional and Consumer versions, The Merck Manuals are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.
X-Plain Health Tutorials - More than 300 educational videos with basic health information about illnesses or conditions, medical tests and procedures.
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The Greenburgh Public Library engages our community with educational and informational programs about health and wellness. Speakers from the medical field as well as health and fitness professionals share their expertise at library programs which are always free and open to the public.
Click on links to speaker information for 2018 programs to date:
April, 2018 - Acupressure First- Aid Kit: 6 great points to help with common ailments - Speaker, Christina Wallace L.Ac.Dipl.Ac
- Medical Marijuana - Speaker, Dr. Lynn Parodneck, Certified Medical Marijuana Prescriber in New York State
October, 2018 WMCHealth Series - ADHD in Children & Young Adults
Carol Angert - Providing ongoing development and management of a high-quality, responsive book collection of on a variety of subjects including small business, personal finance, jobs and career information, as well as health and wellness, political and social issues, history and travel. Showing patrons how to use the library e-resources for research, and online learning. Creating website content and planning and presenting free programs with guest speakers on a range of topics of interest to the community. Part of the team of librarians supporting all aspects of public service.