The Consumer Health Complete database provides content covering key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Signing in away from the library requires a valid HPL library card number.
MONTHLY HEALTH AWARENESS TOPIC
March: National Nutrition Month
From the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Put Your Best Fork Forward" is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future.
The Academy provides a number of handouts and tipsheets on their site. These resources are in both English and Spanish, and cover a variety of topics; such as ways of eating more fruits and vegetables, eating right on a budget, and tips for different age groups.
Additional resources are available at Choose My Plate (Espanol), a site run by the US Department of Agriculture. Learn how to reach your nutrition goals, browse recipes, and much more.
As always, browse our collection of nutrition books (currently located on the Sheldon St. side of the reading room, heading toward the parking ramp).
IN THE NEWS
HEALTH INSURANCE AND BENEFITS
Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")
AARP Fact Sheets
- Facts about the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") from the AARP's department of Education & Outreach.
Clinics (Available regardless of ability to pay)
maintained by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Clinics (Walk-in, Emergency Care)
General Healthcare Information
- Health information from the US National Library of Medicine.
Access Health CT
- This is the website for Connecticut's official health marketplace.
Includes a listing of enrollment fairs, events near you, and responses to
frequently asked questions.
Health Insurance Marketplace
- Official Marketplace information source for assisters and outreach partners. Hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Health Care Facility Evaluations
Health Care Providers
It is a good idea to visit the webpage for your insurance provider to find out if the health care provider is in your insurance network.
accepting HUSKY, Title IXX, Medicaid, and similar programs.
Health Insurance Companies
Below is a list of a few of the health insurance companies providing coverage in Connecticut. It is not meant to be a comprehensive list.
If you are interested in obtaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), visit AccessHealthCT
Hospitals in Hartford
Medications and Treatments
- Drug information provided by WebMD.