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Patient/Consumer Health Information: Online Resources for Patients and Consumers

Browse through various consumer health resources ranging from general health information to statistics, health information in multiple languages, access to directories, and much more!

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MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You

MedlinePlus is a great resource for patient-level/consumer health information. MedlinePlus is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. 

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Online Resources

These websites have helpful and comprehensive health information written for consumers. They are searchable and browsable.

Consumer Health Databases

Find magazine and journal articles as well as ebooks with these free health databases from the State of Michigan


By becoming more knowledgeable about your condition, you can be better prepared to talk with your health care provider and take a more active role in your health care. Henry Ford Hospital Sladen Library provides this material for general information purposes only; it is not intended to be a substitute for the care of a qualified health care provider. The ideas presented are the opinions of their respective authors and may or may not agree with the opinion of your provider. All questions and concerns about your health should be taken to your health care provider. The Henry Ford Hospital Sladen Library assumes no liability for interpretation or application of this information.


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Sladen Library
2799 W. Grand Blvd.
Henry Ford Hospital, K-17
Detroit, MI 48202

Ask a Librarian!

Are you looking for health information? Ask The Medical Librarian!  A professional librarian will research your topic and send you a personalized information packet of materials written for patients.

The Sladen Library is located on the 17th Floor of Henry Ford Hospital. Consumer health information services are available 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  This is a free service for Henry Ford patients and members of our community. 

You can request consumer health services by calling (313) 916-2550 or by using the Ask The Medical Librarian Request Form.

**Please note that Sladen librarians are unable to diagnose patients.  Please contact your physician for health-related concerns.