Thursday, October 4, 2018

Medical Information at Ridgefield Library


Looking for reliable medical information? The Ridgefield Library is pleased to announce our new Medical Reference collection located on the Upper Level. The collection consists of resources that have been recommended by the National Library of Medicine. Included are medical encyclopedias, a four-volume cancer encyclopedia, resources on mental health, laboratory and diagnostic tests, human anatomy, and a guide to prescription and non-prescription drugs.

The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2019, for example, lists medical diseases and conditions alphabetically, and provides an overview, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care related to each condition. Additional resources cover general medicine, OB-GYN, and pediatrics. Periodicals include the Health & Nutrition Newsletter from Tufts University and Consumer Reports On Health

Who Can You Trust?: Finding Quality Health Information will be held at the Library on Monday, October 15, from 2-3:30 p.m. Please register at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information.

Libraries are part of a healthy community. We aim to provide quality medical information to help everyone become better informed about their health.

Medical resources are for educational purposes and do not replace the advice of a medical professional. We encourage you to visit and share information with your doctor or health professional.   


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Christie Mitchell is Adult Services Librarian at the Ridgefield Library.  She may be reached at camitchell@ridgefieldlibrary.org or 203-438-2282 x12004