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Magill's Medical Guide

Magill's Medical Guide

Magill's is a perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing an authoritative reference source bridging the gap between encyclopedias and self-help guides.  To access, select Library Card Number and enter your Peters Township library card number, then navigate to Magill’s Medical Guide.

POWER Library Resources

Gale Special Topics - Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Provides access to authoritative content including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management. This essential resource is versatile and features highlighting and note-taking tools as well as an intuitive interface, providing multiple pathways to key information. Updated daily, this resource will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Gale Special Topics - Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more with access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of issues.

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Question, Persuade, Refer:  Suicide Prevention

Question, Persuade, Refer:  Suicide Prevention

This PDF contains a list of local organizations and resources provided during the Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention program, presented by Prevent Suicide PA and held at the Peters Township Public Library in September 2018.

Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA)

Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA)

The mission of CPA is to support prevention professionals in eliminating substance abuse and risk-related behaviors. They are committed to providing free materials about opiate addiction and drug-abuse prevention, and to being the foremost voice of prevention in Pennsylvania.

DoctorFinder - from the American Medical Association

DoctorFinder - from the American Medical Association

DoctorFinder provides users with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 814,000 doctors. In addition, their online physician locator helps locate a perfect match for most medical needs.

Heads up

Heads Up

Since 2002, Scholastic Inc. has partnered with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), to provide teens with science-based materials from a trustworthy source about the effects of drugs and drug abuse on the brain and body.

HealthFinder.gov

HealthFinder.gov

Healthfinder.gov is a prevention and wellness resource provided by the government and recommended by health care professionals. Their extensive website contains evidence-based health information in English and Spanish that's actionable and easy to use.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

Recognized as one of the top hospitals and research institutions in the US, the Mayo Clinic offers a comprehensive website containing information on symptoms, illnesses and diseases, medications and side-effects, treatment options, and more.

MedLine Plus

MedLine Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

Merck Manual for the Consumer

Merck Manual for the Consumer

The best first place to go for medical information. Explore thousands of topics in all medical fields, written by top medical experts.  Find descriptions, photos, videos, animations, and more!

National Institute of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

NIH.gov is the official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the world's foremost medical research centers. Find science-based health information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, research, clinical trials, general wellness, and more.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. Their website contains information on the most commonly used and abused drugs.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Easy-to-Read Drug Facts

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Easy-to-Read Drug Facts

NIDA’s Easy-to-Read Drug Facts website is there to help you understand drugs and addiction. Find information about the drugs that people use or misuse, how those drugs can seriously affect a life, addiction, treatment and recovery, and more.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens

Designed for teens, teachers, and parents, the purpose of the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens website is to facilitate learning about the effects of drug use on the brain, body, and lives of teens.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Parent Toolkit

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Parent Toolkit

Conversations are one of the most powerful tools parents can use to connect with—and protect—their kids. But figuring out what to say can be a challenge. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides help for beginning that conversation.

PA Stop

PA Stop

PA Stop is a website designed to help educate Pennsylvanians about the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use, the relationship between painkiller and heroin use, and what to do when you need help.

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Pennsylvania Department of Health

The official website for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, containing resources for a variety of health-related issues and topics. It also contains information on emergency preparedness, the opioid epidemic, nursing homes, school health and more.

Prevent Suicide PA

Prevent Suicide PA

Prevent Suicide PA is an organization devoted to supporting those who are affected by suicide, providing education, awareness, and understanding by collaborating with the community to prevent suicide, and reducing the stigma associated with suicide.

Science Based Medicine

Science Based Medicine

Science-Based Medicine is dedicated to evaluating medical treatments and products of interest to the public in a scientific light, and promoting the highest standards and traditions of science in health care.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. Their mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

TOXMAP

TOXMAP

TOXMAP is a geographic information system (GIS) from the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) that uses maps of the United States to help users explore data from the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). TOXMAP helps users create nationwide, regional, or local area maps showing where TRI chemicals are released on-site into the air, water, ground, and by underground injection. 

Washington Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.

Washington Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.

Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (WDAC) is a non-profit corporation serving Washington County. The WDAC provides drug and alcohol intervention, prevention and treatment services to residents of Washington County through careful management of government funding.

Youth.gov

Youth.gov

The Substance Abuse Prevention page on Youth.gov provides information for on substance abuse and problematic patterns of substance use among youth. It contains a variety of resources to educate and help both parents and students.

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