Health & Fitness
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Ridgefield Visting Nurse Association
Ebola Information from the State of Connecticut
From the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Find out what Connecticut is doing to prevent Ebola in our state. Includes facts and links to resources.
MedlinePlus - Ebola
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine and The National Institutes of Health (NIH). Find answers to commonly asked questions, current news stories, information you can share with children, links to additional resources and much more.
Affordable Care Act Information and Resources
New health insurance options under Affordable Care Act begin October 1, 2013
Access Health CT - Connecticut's Official Health Insurance Marketplace
- See benefits for individuals, families and business owners.
- The next Open Enrollment period, for 2015 coverage, begins on November 15, 2014
- Questions? Call 855-805-4325 (toll free in CT) Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Saturday 11am-3pm.
Connecticut Office of the Healthcare Advocate Assists Connecticut residents in making informed decisions when selecting a health plan. Assists with healthcare coverage.
State of Connecticut Insurance Department Information for consumers from the CT Insurance Department which monitors the health law. Includes a section on consumer alerts and tips.
HealthCare.gov Learn how the healh care law affects you. This is the official site of the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Protect Yourself from Fraud in the Health Insurance Marketplace From HealthCare.gov.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Provides Affordable Care Act information by state. Includes Insurance Marketplace, About the Law, Prevention & Wellness, and Facts & Features.
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Have further medical questions?
Contact: Healthnet - Consumer Health Information
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University of Connecticut
Explore Healthnet resources online. Healthnet was established to provide consumer health information to Connecticut residents. The Health Center Library is open to the public for medical research and assistance. You may visit the Library and do your own research or call to have medical information professionals research a medical topic for you and mail you the results.
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Affordable Care Act Information
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Lyme Disease Foundation
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Skin Cancer Foundation
Doctors and Hospitals
General Health Reference
Genetics Home Reference
Healthnet: CT Consumer Health Information Network
Household Products Database
Lab Tests Online
Medical Information In Plain English
Online Medical Dictionary
Circulating nonfiction books and most reference books are shelved in the stacks in Adult Services. Print magazines and newspapers are on display in the Friends of the Library Reading Room on the upper level. Audiobooks and nonfiction DVD's are shelved separately. Travel DVD's are shelved in the stacks.
Medicine and Health – 610-612
Fitness and Exercise - 613.7
Drugs - 615
Diseases - 616
Surgery - 617
Nutrition – 613.2
Diets -- 613.25-613.28
Muscle & Fitness
Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Letter
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