Health & Self Help

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211 info

Clients, family members, caseworkers, police, teachers, etc. can call the 211 Info line for information about resources available in the community, with door to door directions. Information available ranges from food pantries, eligibility criteria for public benefits, where to find a room-mate, where to learn how to cook if you've just left home, energy assistance, volunteer opportunities, daycare providers, translation services. The available information is continuously being updated, verified, and enhanced. Call 211.

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Cover Oregon

Please visit the Cover Oregon website directly to find answers to the following questions:

  • What is Cover Oregon?
  • Important dates
  • Learn more and get free help from trained specialists
  • Protect yourself from fraud

Provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information from full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.

Provides access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.

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Kids InfoBits

For students in kindergarten through grade five. Includes more than 100 full-text, age-appropriate magazines, more than 6,400 searchable, indexed images, Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary and 1,200 maps, flags and seals and over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs. Subject categories include animals, arts and entertainment, geography, health, history and social studies, inventions and technology, plants, people, science and math, sports, stories and literature, and transportation.

MDConsult

Includes access to Medline, medical reference texts, full-text articles, clinical practice guidelines, daily medical news, and patient handouts. Available for use in the library building only at Tuality Health Information Resource Center.

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MedlinePlus

Information on diseases and treatments from the National Institutes of Health. Includes lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to clinical trials.

Micromedex

Provides pharmacist-level information on drugs, toxicology and drug interaction, and patient education on procedures, drugs, and lab tests in English and Spanish. Available for use in the library building only at Tuality Health Information Resource Center.

For nursing students at community colleges, universities, and vocational or technical high schools.

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Oregon Helps!

Use this confidential site to find out if your family can get help from twelve different services.

OVID

Provides citation and abstract information for Medline and CINAHL (Nursing and Allied Health) and articles in 240 full-text medical and nursing journals. Additionally, Nursing Books Online includes 22 full-text nursing books. Available for use in the library building only at Tuality Health Information Resource Center.

To retire or not to retire? Get help with this crucial question with online Social Security retirement information and and easy to use application form

Well Connected: In-Depth Reports from A.D.A.M.

A library of reports on common diseases and wellness issues. Each report is an in-depth discussion of the latest information on treatments, risk factors, causes, diagnostic tests, and preventative measures. Each report can be printed in HTML or PDF format. Written for 12th grade or adult reading level. Available for use in the library building only at Tuality Health Information Resource Center.

wired.MD StreaMed

Patient and consumer health education library of 370 streaming videos (some available in English, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Mandarin languages), as well as 1390 handouts (some available in 4 languages. Available for use in the library building only at Tuality Health Information Resource Center.