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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness at the Library

@ The Library

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.

 

How to Find Credible Health Information Online

When you have a question about your or your family's health, you may look it up on the Internet. You can find accurate health information on many sites. But, you are also likely to run across a lot of questionable, even false content. How can you tell the difference?

To find health information you can trust, you have to know where and how to look.

 

 

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.

  • For Health Consumers and Patients MLA Top Health Websites -  MLA evaluates websites based on the following criteria: credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and disclaimers. The following websites have been deemed particularly useful. 

Watch:  Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine

 

Online Health Resources at the Library

Health Reference Center 

 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.

 

Merck Manuals 

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.

X-Plain Health Tutorials en español

 

Health Books, Audiobooks, Ebooks, and more from the Library

Library Programs

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  

June, 2018 - "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope"  Documentary Film Screening

July, 2018 -    Introduction to Meditation Summer Sessions with Kristin Lu, Certified Meditation Instructor  

                               September, 2018 Meditation Classes, (Multipurpose Center),  Bodhi Walking Meditation Sundays,

                               and Kristin's Recipe for Bodhi Banana Bread

                   

To find out about upcoming  programs at the Greenburgh Library, check our website calendar, or sign-up to receive emails on upcoming programs.

Librarian - About

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.