If you’re wondering if your child has a cold or allergies, if the new drug prescribed to your husband has side-effects, or if you can treat headaches without drugs, we’d like to recommend a couple of databases to you.
Health & Wellness Resource is a great place to start for consumer health information (including those pamphlets they hand you at the MD), traditional and alternative treatments, and drug information. Gale is a trusted publisher of medical information and supplies most of the entries, in addition to providing up-to-date articles on a wide variety of medical topics.
Similarly, MedlinePlus from the National Institutes of Health is a consumer health site, in this case government sponsored. Both sites are easy to use, have trusted information, a lot of content in Spanish, and refer you to other trusted sites.
Want to learn more? Take a guided tour of Health & Wellness or just start searching. As always, ask a reference librarian if you need any help. We have lots of experience in finding information on doctors, medical conditions, treatments, and even clinical trials.