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Consumer Health

Discover the best sources for consumer health information on the web

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Finding good quality consumer health information can sometimes be a challenge. The websites you'll find on this resource guide have been reviewed and selected by librarians to help you find authoritative and good quality health information. 

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Finding good quality consumer health information can sometimes be a challenge. The websites you'll find on this resource guide have been reviewed and selected by librarians to help you find authoritative and good quality health information. 

This page is designed to help you find health-related information for your own personal use, or to help others locate high quality health information and resources.

Use the navigation on the left hand side to find resources on a number of different health topics.

**This guide is not intended to replace the advice of a physician. Please consult a healthcare practitioner about personal health needs.**

What is consumer health?

“Consumer health information is intended for potential or current users of medical services (all of us!). It is designed to be educational, and can help individuals make decisions about health-related behavior and medical treatments. It differs from clinical information—that is, information written by and for medical professionals—in that it is developed with the layperson in mind, involving less technical language and more user-friendly formats. Consumer health information may include resources about prevention, self-care and wellness, diseases and conditions, treatment, health care options, and more.”

Arnott, S. C., & Keselman, A. (2015). Meeting health information needs outside of healthcare : Opportunities and challenges. ProQuest Ebook Central https://ebookcentral.proquest.com

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General Consumer Health Information

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