Medical Information

BCPL Resources

  • Flipster

    Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that lets users browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines for free, courtesy of the library. Flipster offers convenient access and a user-friendly reading experience. Magazines can be read online with your computer, smartphone, or tablet or downloaded to your mobile device for offline access.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Find authoritative, full-text reference materials online with a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). Some materials include MP3 audio files and translation tools.

  • 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

    EBSCOhost Web

    Access FULL-TEXT magazine and journal articles with EBSCOhost Web, or choose from a selection of special-topic databases such as Auto Repair Reference Center, Business Source Premier, and Literary Reference Center.

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.

Cancer

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

Family Doctor

Healthcare.org - 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.

Health Care Information Center (Kentucky.gov)

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

Hospital Compare (Medicare.gov) - 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.

Living Will

Medical Organizations

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

Merck Manuals

National Center for Health Statistics (CDC.gov)

Nutrition

RxList - Internet drug index.

State Health Facts

WebMD

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.