50Plus - Health & Wellness

  • HealthFinder - Senior Health
    Reliable health information for seniors and caregivers from the US Office of Disease Prevention.
  • Healthy Santa Cruz County
    Easy access to top-quality, up-to-date medical news and information, with quick links to relevant library books and medical databases, as well as to the Community Information Database. Prepared by SCPL staff.
  • Lab Tests Online
    Designed to help people better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. Searchable by test name or disease/condition.
  • Laboratory Tests - MedlinePlus
    Reliable, up-to-date information from the National Library of Medicine.
  • Mayo Clinic's Senior Health Center
    Browse main topics such as cancer or Alzheimer's, or search by keyword for accurate, easy-to-understand medical information. Includes recent health news, ask-a-specialist, e-newsletter, quizzes and video clips. From the Mayo Clinic.
  • Medicare: Official US Site for People with Medicare
    Consumer-oriented information on costs, eligibility, and enrollment in Medicare health plans. Compare prescription drug plans, health plans and Medigap policies.
  • MedlinePlus: Seniors' Health
    MedlinePlus contains information on more than 650 diseases and medical conditions, with links to relevant citations and medical journal abstracts. The Seniors' Health page links directly to reliable health and wellness information of particular interest to seniors. From the National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health,
  • Men: Stay Healthy at 50+
    Downloadable booklet for men from the federal government's Agency for Health Research and Quality. Reinforces important advice about healthy eating and sufficient exercise, regular medical checkups, disease prevention, along with charts and forms to help people keep track of their health care and medications.
  • Merck Manual of Geriatrics - 3rd Edition
    Written for the health consumer, this resource manual provides an overview of healthy aging and information many of the physical / mental disorders which afflict the elderly. Full text available online, including updates since release of the latest hardcover edition.
  • National Library of Medicine
    The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care. Access medical databases, search the drug information portal, find clinical trials and more.

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