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Information for Patients: Resources

Sources available for medical information aimed at patients

Patient Education

Do you need information for your patient written in a manner they can understand?  These resources provide patient education information covering conditions, procedures, drugs, and so much more.  If you need further assistance after consulting these resources, please contact the medical library.  Educated patients are healthier patients.

Health Organizations

Connect with support groups, find further information on your condition, and locate services / professionals related to your condition.

Guides on how to find reliable medical information

National Library of Medicine guide to reliable information for health care consumers.  Links to multiple Federal agencies which are all available to everyone, everywhere. 

Medical Libraries Association’s Guide to finding reliable health information. Available everywhere, worldwide.

Patient Education Resources

Reliable sources that patients can access from home

MedlinePlus – Reliable health information vetted by the National Library of Medicine of NIH.  This source is available everywhere, worldwide.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):  Available everywhere, worldwide.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Available everywhere, worldwide.

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