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Affordable Health Care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is aimed at increasing the affordability and rate of health insurance coverage for Americans, and reducing the overall costs of health care (for individuals and the government). The Library has assembled this collection of resources to help patrons navigate the new health care law.

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An alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Consumer Health Complete mel tiny
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This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

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Detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Available in 17 languages. Answers are provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Health Source:
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This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.  

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

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Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It provides indexing, abstracts, and full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

MedlinePlus (Free Version) 

Some full text articles.  Administered by the US National Institutes of Health, which presents information on medicine and healthcare in easy-to-understand language.

Merck Manual

A comprehensive medical resource since 1899, the Merck Manual is now available exclusively online.  Multimedia features on the site include daily medical news feeds, expert commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, a drug interaction checker, a pill identifier, and a guide to pronunciation of medical terms.

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This essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students provides extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral science, and related disciplines. 

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Salem Health r-11

Full text articles.  Two complete encyclopedias available online:  

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Psychology & Mental Health

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Remote Access 

*Available through Redford Township District Library 

UMHS Care Guides 

The University of Michigan Health System Patient Education Clearinghouse is a resource for you with videos, websites and handouts created or endorsed by University of Michigan clinicians.

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