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Arranged by categories including diseases and conditions, doctors, hospitals and health care facilities, and insurance, these links can help you gather information on various aspects of health.


Alternative Health / CPR Classes / Databases / Doctors & Health Professionals / Environmental Health / Evaluating Online Health Information / Fitness & Nutrition / General Health / Health Insurance / Hospitals & Health Facilities / Mental Health / Special Topics

Alternative Health
CPR Classes
  • Online Research: Health & Medicine
    Search the Library’s health and medicine databases for all aspects of health. You will need a valid NENPL library barcode and password to search from home.

Doctors & Health Professionals
Environmental Health
Evaluating Online Health Information
Fitness & Nutrition
  • American Dietetic Association
    Includes information about food and nutrition, sports and exercise, and specific populations.
  • Food and Drug Administration
    Search for food recalls and advisories, foodborne illness prevention, information about food ingredients, packaging and labeling, dietary supplements, and more.
    Find out information about nutrient values, nutrition and health issues, weight management, and information for specific populations.

General Health
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Access nearly 5,000 health articles, videos, and tools to help you manage your health.
  • Directory of Health Organizations (DIRLINE)
    Search for health organizations arranged by condition as well as toll-free health hotlines.
    Produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the website offers information about health conditions, prevention and wellness, drug information, and more.
  • HealthFinder
    Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes information about health conditions and diseases, nutrition and physical activity, doctor visits, national health observances, and finding health services.
  • Mayo Clinic
    Offers information on diseases and conditions, symptom checker, drugs and supplements, tests and procedures, healthy living tips, and more.
  • MedlinePlus
    Health information for patients and their families and friends. A comprehensive service provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health, you can search for information on conditions and diseases, wellness, drugs and supplements, medical encyclopedia, news, clinical trials, videos, senior health, special topics, and more.
  • Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust
    A list of credible health websites compiled by the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association.

Health Insurance
  • Affordable Care Act
    Resources to navigating to marketplace.

    Information about qualifying and applying for Medicaid.

    Search Medicare’s website for Medicare Drug and Health Plans, Medigap policies, useful contact information and websites, and more. Call 1-800-MEDICARE to speak with a Customer Service Representative about Medicare coverage and costs, health plan options, and Medicare claims. You can also download the latest version of “Medicare and You.”

Hospitals & Health Facilities

  • Hospital Compare
    Find hospitals and compare the quality of their care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals.
  • Joint Commission: Quality Check
    Search for Joint Commission accredited health care organizations in the United States.
  • New York State Hospital Profile
    Information about hospitals in New York State and the quality of care they provide.
  • New York State Nursing Home Profile
    Information about nursing homes in New York State and the quality of care they provide.
  • U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals
    Best hospitals for adults and children in select specialties as ranked by U.S. News and World

Mental Health
Special Topics





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