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MedlinePlus is a great resource for patient-level/consumer health information. MedlinePlus is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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
Alt Health Watch
Covers literature that focuses on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Consumer Health Complete
Supports the health and wellness information needs of patients. Covers mainstream medicine as well as complementary and holistic medicine
Health Source - Consumer Edition
Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health, and more. Information comes from magazines, books, Clinical Reference System reports, and pamphlets
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.