Consumer Health Information Websites

Consumer Health CompleteThis has full text content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Topics include aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, and more. Consumer Health Complete is available through MAGNOLIA, the collection of free online databases that is funded by the Mississippi State legislature, and may be accessed from our Online Databases webpage: click “MAGNOLIA” and either scroll down until you find Consumer Health Complete or search for it in the search box.

National Library of Medicine
Databases and electronic resources that are available from the homepage.  Access to “All NLM Databases & APIs” is at upper left.  Here are just a few of the resources:

  • MedlinePlusHealth  topics; drugs & supplements; medical dictionary & encyclopedia; and hospital & doctor directories.
  • Daily Med – High quality information about drugs.
  • Drug Information Portal  – Quick access to quality drug information.
  • Haz-MapLinks jobs to hazardous occupational diseases and symptoms.
  • Tox Town – An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic chemicals, your health, and the environment.
  • Pub Med– more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

Health Insurance Marketplace – Individuals, families, and small businesses can: learn about their health coverage options; compare health insurance plans based on costs, benefits, and other features; choose a plan; and enroll in coverage.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Find member and affiliate member libraries that provide health information resources to the public. Delta State University is an affiliate member.

Clinical Trials – A registry of federally and privately funded clinical trials conducted in U.S. and world-wide.

Ask ME 3 – Promotes clear communication between health care providers and patients.

National Cancer Institute – Find support groups, A to Z list of cancers, treatments, clinical trials, and prevention, etc.

National Institute on Aging – Easy-to use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults.

Health Grades – Health Care Ratings and Profiles for hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, health plans, and liability  insurers.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – Information on herbs and supplements.

Leap Frog Group  – www.leapfroggroup.org and www.hospitalsafety score.org.  Find hospital ratings.

Official U.S. Government Medicare Handbook

Medicare & You 2022 is the official Medicare Handbook issued by the U.S. government that provides a summary of Medicare benefits, coverage decisions, rights and protections, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about Medicare.