Health & Wellness

The resources, books and web­sites rec­om­mend­ed below pri­mar­i­ly con­tain infor­ma­tion about var­i­ous aspects of health and well­ness, includ­ing ill­ness­es, treat­ments, drugs, nutri­tion and healthy liv­ing. Most books, DVDs or audio­books in the Library are in the 610 – 619 call num­ber range of the non-fic­tion section.


Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch

Alt Health­Watch focus­es on mul­ti­ple per­spec­tives of com­ple­men­tary, holis­tic, and inte­grat­ed approach­es to health care and well­ness. Full-text con­tent comes from more than 180 inter­na­tion­al peer-reviewed and pro­fes­sion­al jour­nals, mag­a­zines, reports, pro­ceed­ings, and asso­ci­a­tion and con­sumer newslet­ters, plus hun­dreds of pam­phlets, book­lets, spe­cial reports, orig­i­nal research, and book excerpts.

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Com­pre­hen­sive con­sumer-ori­ent­ed health infor­ma­tion, includ­ing arti­cles from many health ref­er­ence books and ency­clo­pe­dias and thou­sands of health reports as well as physi­cian-gen­er­at­ed videos and hun­dreds of med­ical images and diagrams.



A ser­vice of the Nation­al Library of Medicine/​National Insti­tutes of Health, pro­vides exten­sive infor­ma­tion about pre­scrip­tion and non-pre­scrip­tion drugs, sup­ple­ments, and com­mon dis­eases and con­di­tions. Includes a med­ical dic­tio­nary, direc­to­ries for locat­ing hos­pi­tals and doc­tors, inter­ac­tive patient tuto­ri­als, and the lat­est health news.

en español


Arti­cles from peer-reviewed native-Span­ish med­ical jour­nals on top­ics such as neu­ro­science, car­di­ol­o­gy, nephrol­o­gy, bio­med­i­cine, clin­i­cal research, pedi­atrics, human repro­duc­tion, clin­i­cal pathol­o­gy, can­cer research, hema­tol­ogy, etc.

MedlinePlus en Español

Se puede usar Med­line­Plus para apren­der sobre los últi­mos tratamien­tos, bus­car infor­ma­ción sobre medica­men­tos o mirar los videos e ilus­tra­ciones. Med­line­Plus tam­bién­cuen­ta con tuto­ri­ales inter­ac­tivos de edu­cación de salud, una enci­clo­pe­dia médi­ca, infor­ma­ción sobre medica­men­tos de rec­eta y ven­ta libre y las últi­mas noti­cias de salud.


Web Links

AIM Docfinder

AIM Docfind­er

Con­tains the licens­ing back­ground and dis­ci­pli­nary infor­ma­tion of physi­cians and oth­er health care prac­ti­tion­ers. From Admin­is­tra­tors in Med­i­cine (AIM), the nation­al non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion for state med­ical and osteo­path­ic board executives.

CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC-Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Prevention

The CDC is a major com­po­nent of the U.S. Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices. Top­ics on the CDC site include Dis­eases and Con­di­tions, Emer­gen­cies and Dis­as­ters, Envi­ron­men­tal Health, Healthy Liv­ing, Injury, Vio­lence and Safe­ty, Life Stages and Pop­u­la­tions, Trav­el­ers’ Health, and more. Avail­able also in Span­ish plus many oth­er languages.

Consumer Reports-Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs

Con­sumer Reports-Pre­scrip­tion & Over-the-Counter Drugs

What you need to know about pre­scrip­tion and over-the-counter drugs, includ­ing what drugs are right for your health issue, as well as infor­ma­tion about safe­ty and costs.

DeKalb County Board of Health

DeKalb Coun­ty Board of Health

Pub­lic health resource for DeKalb Coun­ty. Includes the capa­bil­i­ty to search for DeKalb Coun­ty restau­rants, hotels and swim­ming pools – and see the results on their lat­est Health Inspec­tion Reports.

FDA-United States Food and Drug Administration

FDA-Unit­ed States Food and Drug Administration

From the fed­er­al agency respon­si­ble for pro­tect­ing pub­lic health. This is the first place to look for infor­ma­tion about food and prod­uct recalls. Plus oth­er infor­ma­tion, such as gener­ic equiv­a­lents for your prescriptions.

Georgia Department of Community Health

Geor­gia Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ty Health

The Geor­gia agency that pro­vides ser­vices to help fam­i­lies and indi­vid­u­als stay healthy and self-sufficient.

Georgia Department of Public Health

Geor­gia Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health

Infor­ma­tion from the pri­ma­ry state agency that has the ulti­mate respon­si­bil­i­ty for the health of Geor­gia com­mu­ni­ties and the entire state population.


This site is coor­di­nat­ed by the Office of Dis­ease Pre­ven­tion and Health Pro­mo­tion, Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary for Health, Office of the Sec­re­tary, U.S. Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices. It also includes dietary and phys­i­cal activ­i­ty guidelines.


Find out about pri­vate insur­ance plans and pos­si­ble finan­cial assis­tance avail­able through the Health Insur­ance Mar­ket­place. Health​Care​.gov is a fed­er­al gov­ern­ment web­site man­aged by the U.S. Depart­ment of Health & Human Services.

Hospital Compare

Hos­pi­tal Compare

Find infor­ma­tion on how well hos­pi­tals care for patients with cer­tain med­ical con­di­tions. This site was cre­at­ed through the efforts of the Cen­ters for Medicare & Med­ic­aid Ser­vices (CMS), the Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices, and others.

Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online

Includes lab test descrip­tions, screen­ing guides and more. Orga­nized by the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion for Clin­i­cal Chem­istry (AACC), this site is the prod­uct of a col­lab­o­ra­tion among pro­fes­sion­al soci­eties rep­re­sent­ing the clin­i­cal lab­o­ra­to­ry com­mu­ni­ty. Span­ish-lan­guage ver­sion avail­able plus oth­er languages.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clin­ic

From the Mayo Foun­da­tion for Med­ical Edu­ca­tion and Research. The mis­sion of the site is to pro­vide use­ful and up-to-date infor­ma­tion and tools that reflect the exper­tise and stan­dard of excel­lence of Mayo Clinic.



From the Unit­ed States Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture, My Plate shows the five food groups that are the build­ing blocks for a healthy diet using a famil­iar image — a place set­ting for a meal.

National Institutes of Health

Nation­al Insti­tutes of Health

There are 21 health insti­tutes and cen­ters includ­ing the Nation­al Can­cer Insti­tute, Nation­al Insti­tute on Aging, and the Nation­al Insti­tute on Men­tal Health. Infor­ma­tion on cur­rent med­ical research is found here.


Find infor­ma­tion on nutri­tion, healthy eat­ing, phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, and food safe­ty from var­i­ous agen­cies of the U.S. fed­er­al gov­ern­ment. Nutri​tion​.gov is a ser­vice of the Nation­al Agri­cul­tur­al Library, Depart­ment of Agriculture.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Depart­ment of Health and Human Services

The U.S. government’s prin­ci­pal agency for pro­tect­ing the health of all Amer­i­cans and pro­vid­ing essen­tial human services.

WHO-World Health Organization

WHO-World Health Organization

The direct­ing and coor­di­nat­ing author­i­ty for health with­in the Unit­ed Nations sys­tem. It is respon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing lead­er­ship on glob­al health mat­ters. Also avail­able in Span­ish plus oth­er languages.