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Services and resources related to providing public health information to our service area and population.

Helping consumers find affordable coverage

As noted in the weekly MidContinental Region News newsletter: “Last week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services launched, a new online tool for consumers. The site connects consumers with information and resources to help them access quality, affordable coverage in their community.”

Getting good medical information online

A recent article in the online version of the Southtown Star (Chicago, IL) reads, “Doctors see more cases of ‘Google’-itis.” It goes on to illustrate how every day people are searching the Web trying to diagnose every odd symptom they have. One physician left his daughter’s basketball game at halftime when a panicked parent was …Read More »

Oil spills and human health

As reported on the Krafty Librarian blog: NLM has a page listing links to information on crude oil spills and human health at  It specifically is focused on the United States and the state agencies response to oil spills. For the latest updates about the recent spill and the controlled burning clean up go to …Read More »

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