Access to accurate, up-to-date health information is the right of every individual and is integral to quality health care delivery and education. Reliable health information is needed to guide decisions about personal health or the health of a family member or friend. In health care education, it is essential to increase student awareness of consumer health information resources, stressing the importance of health and wellness for themselves and for clients. We are committed to providing reliable health information and to creating collaborative instructional opportunities to meet the needs of NMC curricula.
Some of the specific resources used to answer client questions include: A collection of consumer health resources from the John Moritz Library Consumer Health Resources web pages; Methodist Health System web site; MedlinPlus; other local, regional and national information sources and websites
Consumer Health Resources are provided as suggestions to aid in the search for reliable health information. This information is not intended to be a substitute for the care and advice of a health care professional. We make every effort to provide quality information. The information provided is not to be considered medical or legal advice. The information should be used only for educational purposes so that a person can work in partnership with their health care provider. Links to Web sites are provided as a convenience and no endorsement is intended.
NOTE: Some databases are only available to Nebraska Methodist College students, faculty and staff & Methodist Health System physicians and employees. If accessing databases from outside of the Nebraska Methodist College - Josie Harper Campus, you will be required to sign in with your network ID and password. If you are a patient, family member, etc. please contact us at 402-354-7247, for assistance in finding resources.
What is Senior Health?
The following comes from the Senior Health page on the MedlinPlus website. "People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age.It is important to understand what to expect. Some changes may just be part of normal aging, while others may be a warning sign of a medical problem. It is important to know the difference, and to let your healthcare provider know if you have any concerns.
Having a healthy lifestyle can help you to deal with normal aging changes and make the most of your life. (Read more)"
The information and resources, provided in the Guide, are intended to assist members in the search for health information. Our former MHS 55PLUS program recommended sites which are marked with an *asterisk. We seek your feedback regarding the value of these resources in making decisions regarding your health or the health of our parents.
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General Web Links
In support of the information needs of its users, John Moritz Library provides links to resources maintained by other information providers. While we make every reasonable effort to post to active and operational links, we cannot guarantee their currency or the accuracy of the data itself. Users should properly evaluate Internet resources according to their academic and research needs. If you discover an obsolete link, please report it to John Moritz Library staff in person, by phone (402) 354-7251, or by e-mail email@example.com
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