Online Health Resources

The West Milford Township Library recently became an affiliate member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). By joining this nationwide network of medical libraries and information centers, we have enhanced access to materials you can use to make informed decisions about your health.
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Common and Seasonal Ailments Wellness Toolkits E-Books How to Get & Use Your Health RecordsHotlines Drug Abuse and AddictionSeniorsWomenMenDisabledTeensChildrenVeteransLGBTGeneticsMedicationsFunctional MedicineNutritionEnvironmental HealthLocal Health ResourcesDisaster ResourcesNewsletters & BlogsResearch JournalsOnline ToolsOnline GuidesNaturopathic and Integrative HealthHealth CareersHospice Care & Palliative Care

COMMON & SEASONAL AILMENTS
Allergic Reactions
Insect Bites and Stings
Understanding Food Allergies
Food Allergies (NIAID)
Cold, Flu or Allergy?
Flu Symptoms & Complications
Cold Versus Flu
Norovirus
WELLNESS TOOLKITS
Environmental Health
Emotional Health
Physical Health
Social Wellness
Disease Prevention
E-BOOKS
Smart Health Choices
Understanding Health Statistics
Better Research for Better Healthcare

How to Get Your Health Record — and Use It – from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology



H O T L I N E S
DISASTER HOTLINE – 1-800-985-5990 or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746(English)
DISASTER HOTLINE – 1-800-985-5990 and press “2” or text ‘Hablanos’ to 66746(Spanish – in the U.S.)
Free, confidential and multilingual telephone crisis support service for U.S. residents experiencing psychological distress as a result of a natural or man-made disaster. Toll-free, 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON SENIORS DRUG AND & ALCOHOL REHAB – 1-877-888-0552 – Free, confidential


Drug Abuse and Addiction
Wake Up Highlands
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA Resources on Opioids
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): About the U.S. Opioid Epidemic
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit


SENIORS
Senior Services, Disability, and Veterans Affairs for Passaic County, New Jersey
New Jersey Aging & Disability Resource Connection
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Institute on Aging
Cutting Edge Research from the NIH: New Evidence Suggests Aging Brains Continue to Make New Neurons [Posted on April 10, 2018 by Dr. Francis Collins]
You’re Never Too Old to Keep Active
Aging and Health: Every Older Person is Different
World Health Organization (WHO): Ageing and Life-Course
Talking With Your Doctor – Make the Most of Your Appointment
Getting Started With Medicare
National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Falls Prevention
Dealing With Dementia
Alzheimer’s Caregiving
Coping with Caregiving
Osteoporosis in Aging
The Aches of Arthritis
Your Aging Eyes


WOMEN
MedlinePlus Women’s Health[Español]
Advancing Women’s Health & Safety
Doctors Without Borders & Women’s Health
MEN
MedlinePlus: Men’s Health[Español]
Advancing Men’s Health & Safety

DISABILITIES
Social Security Disability Fact Sheet
MedlinePlus Disabilities[Español]
World Health Organization (WHO): Disability and Rehabilitation
NJ Vocational Rehabilitation Services


TEENS
MedlinePlus: Teen Health[Español]
Teens and Stress: Who Has Time For It?
Getting Older and Changing Health Care Providers
Emotional Intelligence
Personal Story Project
CHILDREN
NJ Early Intervention Services for Children Under Age 3 [Español]
MedlinePlus: Children’s Health
[Español]
CDC: Children’s Health
CDC: Parent Information
Children (Ages 4-11) – Safety in the Home & Community

PHYSICIANS
Clinical eCompanion”: Free clinical information from NLM geared toward primary care providers.
Health Reach:Culturally relevant information in multiple languages and formats about health conditions and wellness topics


VETERANS/MILITARY
MedlinePlus: Veterans and Military Health
Veterans Health Administration (VA)
USA.gov Health Issues and Benefits for Veterans
Social Security Disability Benefits and Veterans
Mind and Body Approaches for Health Problems Facing Military Personnel and Veterans


LGBT
MedlinePlus: LGBT Health
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health


GENETICS
Genetics Home Reference


MEDICATIONS
News About Drugs
Medicare Drug Coverage Part D



FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
Institute for Functional Medicine


NATUROPATHIC & INTEGRATIVE HEALTH
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Be an Informed Consumer
Product Safety
Herbs at a Glance
The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest


HOSPICE CARE & PALLIATIVE CARE
What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?
Find a Hospice
Compare Hospice Agencies


GUIDES
MedlinePlus: Talking With Your Doctor
MedlinePlus: Internet Safety Information
Medline Plus: Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
Finding Trusted, Credible Health Information


NUTRITION
MedlinePlus Nutrition Information
The Organic Center
Food As Medicine
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 
FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
CDC: Healthy Living by Centers for Disease Control
The George Mateljan Foundation
Angiogenesis Foundation: “Eat to Beat Cancer”


Environmental Health Resources:
ToxTown: Learn About Health Risks in Your Neighborhood
CDC: National Center for Environmental Health
EPA: US Environmental Protection Agency  
CEOHS: NJ Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health Service



DISASTER RESOURCES
Disaster Information Management Research Center


NEWSLETTERS and BLOGS
NIH MedlinePlus Salud – Current issue
NIH News in Health – Current issue
Medline Plus Health News by Date
e-Health Newsletter from Atlantic Health System
Cancer Currents: A National Cancer Institute Research Blog




Local Health Resources

WEST MILFORD PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING DIVISION
– Preventive health services including health screenings and immunizations for children and adults
– Office Hours are 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. most days
– Please call 973-728-2726 Monday through Friday to schedule appointments


WEST MILFORD HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD
Advises the Mayor and Council concerning matters of public health within the Township.

ASK THE CHILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LIBRARIAN
– Phone: 908-522-2699
– Online: the CLIP/Ask the Hospital Librarian form
– Email: clip@atlantichealth.org
– Fax: 908-522-2274
Get easily understandable, current, reliable health information from the Atlantic Health System Consumer Library at no charge.

Research Journals

JOURNALS on the Internet JOURNALS from EBSCO
Environmental Health Perspectives – A peer-reviewed journal of research and news published with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. in May 2017, the journal transitioned from a traditional, issue-by-issue publishing model, to a new, article-by-article publishing model known as continuous publication
Global Health NOW
– an online publication of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with stories, commentaries, breaking news and news summaries. Also available as a free email subscription.
Search full-text journals, available 24/7 via JerseyClicks, resources provided to New Jersey’s libraries by the New Jersey State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Titles include: American Journal of Health Studies, American Journal of Public Health, Consumer Reports on Health,The Harvard Health Letter, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Journal of General Psychology, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, Journal of Wellness Perspectives, American Journal of Health Studies…and many more.


Research Tips
How to Make Sense of Health Research
Medline Plus: Understanding Medical Research
Medical Library Association: A User’s Guide to Finding Good Health Information on the Web


ONLINE TOOLS

Have health insurance quetions? ¿Tiene preguntas sobre el seguro médico?
Find free and low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings in your area – National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Get Smart - Test Your Knowledge About Antibiotics

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