Online Health Resources

The West Milford Township Library (WMTL) 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.

Go to information from National Institutes of Health/National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NIH/NNLM) and other organizations that are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Looking for information on careers in the health field? Visit our health careers page.


COVID-19 INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Stop the Spread of Misinformation – from The American Academy of Family Physicians

COVID-19 Outbreak Resources – from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

COVID-19 Resources – from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

COVID-19 Information Hub – from the New Jersey State Library

New Jersey COVID-19 Dashboard – from the New Jersey Department of Health


NIH Health Information Lines
A directory of phone lines for a wide variety of health topics. Many are toll-free and have TTY alternative numbers.


Local Information

West Milford NJ Domestic Violence Response Team
24-hour hotline 973-881-1450.
The domestic violence program provides shelter for women and their children, individual and group counseling, accompaniment, legal advocacy and accompaniments. The sexual assault program provides crisis intervention, information and referral services, accompaniments during medical attention and criminal justice procedures, and individual/group counseling for survivors. All of the services are free and confidential. National Domestic Violence Hotline
Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
1-800-799-7233
in English and Spanish.


DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE: 1-888-575-7851 On the Wagon was founded by victims of drug and alcohol abuse with the objective of creating the most comprehensive and authoritative resource for parents, children, friends, and society as a whole on drug abuse and mental health-related issues, with the end goal to get them back “on the wagon.”

New Life Recovery Center: 1-888-412-1969 is West Milford, New Jersey’s On the Wagon facility, offering outpatient drug rehabilitation services for adult males, adult females, teens and DUI.

National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab 1-877-888-0552: Free & confidential.

Food Assistance
Find out how to get food in case of an emergency, apply for food stamps and what free or low-cost food programs are available for infants, children and seniors


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


Passaic County AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CONNECTION (ADRC)
Nutrition Services
Para-Transit
Veteran Services
Weatherization & Home Energy Assistance
Adult Day Care
Telephone Wellness Checks
Senior Pathway Newsletter


West Milford Health Advisory Board
Advises the Mayor and Council concerning matters of public health within the Township.


Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCS)
Counseling, career readiness, senior services, financial aid & advocacy, community outreach programs


Guide to Mental Health Services in Passaic County
A comprehensive list of organizations serving a wide variety of needs, listed in English and Spanish, with addresses and contact phone numbers. Included are services that are provided free of charge.

EMERGENCY HOTLINES


ENGLISH — DISASTER HOTLINE: 1-800-985-5990
or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746SPANISH — 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.


POISON Help Hotline 1-800-222-1222 – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


SUBSTANCE ABUSE Hotline 1-800-662-HELP – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE 1-800-RUNAWAY or use the online services  to chat, email, or post on the forum for confidential, nonjudgmental support.


Information from NIH/NNLM

MAGAZINES & NEWSLETTERS
NIH MedlinePlus Salud – Current issue
NIH News in Health – Current issue
NIH Research Matters – a weekly update of NIH research highlights reviewed by NIH’s experts.
E-BOOKS
Smart Health Choices
Understanding Health Statistics
Better Research for Better Healthcare
GUIDES
MedlinePlus: Talking With Your Doctor
MedlinePlus: Internet Safety Information
Medline Plus: Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
Finding Trusted, Credible Health Information

COMMON and SEASONAL AILMENTS
Allergic Reactions
Insect Bites and Stings
Understanding Food Allergies
Food Allergies (NIAID)
Cold, Flu or Allergy?
Norovirus


MEDICAL IMAGING
Information on a wide range of medical imaging, including mammography, ultrasound, X-ray and nuclear medicine. From the NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

CHRONIC DISEASES
From the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC):
About Chronic Disease
How You Can Prevent Chronic Disease


LAB TESTS
How to Understand Your Lab Results
Comprehensive Guide to Lab Tests
Lab Tests A-Z


WELLNESS TOOLKITS
Environmental Health
Emotional Health
Physical Health
Social Wellness
Disease Prevention


MENTAL HEALTH
I M P O R T A N T! If you need immediate help or if you are having thoughts of death or suicide, call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or go to a hospital emergency room.National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) The lead federal agency for research on mental disorders
Alzheimer’s Association
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) – Greater New Jersey Chapter. Understand the facts, find treatment and support for children, teen, college students, girls and women, diverse communities, caregivers, older adults, friends and relatives, military and military families.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance(DBSA) Peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources including online peer support 24/7, local support groups, audio, and videocasts.
Children’s Mental Health Information from the American Psychological Association (APA)
American Psychiatric Association Learn about common mental disorders, including symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.

MINDFULNESS
What is Mindfulness?
Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH): In this video, Dr. Amishi Jha of NCCIH talks about mindfulness and her research on mindfulness training and building resilience.
YOGA
In-depth information on Yoga from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
MEDITATION
Meditation for Stress Reduction information from the Mayo Clinic
Meditation information from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

SENIORS


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
Center for Research on Men’s Health


TEENS
MedlinePlus: Teen Health[Español]
Teens and Stress: Who Has Time For It?
Getting Older and Changing Health Care Providers
Emotional Intelligence


CHILDREN
NJ Early Intervention Services for Children Under Age 3 [Español]
MedlinePlus: Children’s Health [Español]
CDC: Parent Information
Children (Ages 4-11) – Safety in the Home & Community
Beyond Treatment: Caring for the Needs of Children with Cancer – a recorded video from the National Cancer Institute of the NIH.


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


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


GENETICS
Genetics Home Reference
Understanding the Human Genome – Easy-to-follow animations and a wealth of information about chromosones, genes and the parts of cells.
MEDICATIONS
News About Drugs
Medicare Drug Coverage Part D
NUTRITION
USDA Food and Nutrition Service : How to Apply for SNAP and WIC Benefits, Become a SNAP Retailer, Community Food Systems, Food Safety, Child Nutrition, Disaster Assistance
USDA Summer Food Service Program for Households
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”
NATUROPATHIC & INTEGRATIVE HEALTH
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Be an Informed Consumer
Product Safety
Herbs at a GlanceFUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
Institute for Functional Medicine
HOSPICE CARE & PALLIATIVE CARE
What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?
Find a Hospice
Compare Hospice Agencies
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

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
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
Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit

Publications & Research Tools

Visions Newsletter is a peer-reviewed publication for consumers. Articles focus on family & community health sciences current topics of interest to the general public. The newsletter features articles on nutrition, physical activity, and health as part of the Get Moving-Get Healthy New Jersey initiative that is a partnership with the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services along with our 4-H colleagues. Articles on nutrition, health finances, healthy environments, and food safety are included.


Health 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

Cancer Currents: A National Cancer Institute Research Blog


National Toxicology Program Report:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th Report on Carcinogens on November 3, 2016. The Report on Carcinogens is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that NTP prepares for the HHS Secretary.


PUBLIC HEALTH NEWS
Global Health Now A not-for-profit initiative of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Free e-newsletter subscription available.

ATLANTIC HEALTH SYSTEMS
Atlanticast : a local news source for all things happening at Atlantic Health System’s hospitals and the communities they serve. New episodes are released every two weeks, covering everything from our state-of-the-art facilities and groundbreaking treatments to healthy lifestyle tips and healthcare industry trends.

 

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