Health & Wellness

BCPL Resources

  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

    Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today’s important social issues. Content includes current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more. Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints is provided through Kentucky Virtual Library.

  • Universal Class

    Learn skills for business and life! Universal Class offers more than 500 lifelong-learning courses covering everything from wellness and personal growth to homeschooling, parenting, hobbies, and finance. Many courses even offer continuing education units (CEUs).

  • AtoZdatabases

    AtoZdatabases is a premier online reference and research tool providing instant, up-to-date information on US businesses and residents, including marketing and sales leads; mailing lists; employment opportunities; background searches; and profiles on companies, executives, and healthcare professionals. Plus, search historical addresses, locate lost friends and family, attend live training webinars, or send group e-mails for free with pre-designed templates.

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Searches the latest evidence-based reports, encyclopedias, reference books, and medical research. Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream to holistic and integrated medicine.

  • EBSCOhost


    Begin your research with EBSCOhost! Access FULL-TEXT magazine and journal articles with EBSCOhost, or choose from a selection of special-topic databases such as Academic Search Complete, ERIC, GreenFILE, MasterFILE Premier, Newspaper Source, PsycINFO, Regional Business News, Teacher Reference Center, and more.

Selected Links

MedlinePlus - Medical information database from the National Library of Medicine.

AARP Health Tools - Includes a BMI Calculator, Drug Interaction Checker, Doughnut Hole Calculator, Pill Checker, and more.

Bullitt County Health Department

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Credible information on data and statistics, diseases and conditions, healthy living, etc.

Family Doctor - A federal government Website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Find insurance options, learn about prevention, compare care quality, get healthcare law facts, etc.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health & family Services (

Health Finder (U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services)

Hospital Compare ( - Information on how well hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures, and results from a survey of patients about the quality of care they received.

Medical Organizations

Medicare & You (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Merck Manuals

National Center for Health Statistics (

RxList - Internet drug index.

State Health Facts


What's in the Food You Eat? (USDA) - Search tool to view portion sizes and nutrient profiles for 13,000 foods commonly eaten in the U.S. If you type in "cheeseburger," results include menu items for popular restaurants, such as Jerry's, McDonald's, Wendy's, Hardee's, Burger King, and White Castle.