Healthy Santa Cruz County
Healthy Santa Cruz County is a collection of health and wellness resources compiled by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. It features easy access to top-quality, up-to-date medical news and information and provides quick links to relevant library books and medical databases, as well as the Community Information Database.
Check out the latest health news from WebMD
- Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns
They may sometimes cause serious symptoms that affect the whole body [Tue, July 29]
- Diabetes May Raise Risk for Head and Neck Cancer
The risk for head and neck cancer is higher in people with diabetes than in those without diabetes, according to a new study. [Tue, July 29]
- Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study
Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say [Tue, July 29]
- Do You Still Need an Annual Doctor’s Visit?
Most doctors now say it’s time to rethink the notion of a yearly physical, a fixture in U.S. medicine since the 1940s. [Tue, July 29]
- 'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism
Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues [Tue, July 29]
The Library's "Healthy Santa Cruz County" database is designed for general educational and informational purposes only. It is intended to support - not replace - the relationship which users have with their health care provider(s). This database is not a substitute for professional health care and is not designed to offer medical advice nor to recommend any medical service provider/organization. The information provided through this database should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem, disease, or medical condition.