Health & Wellness

Featured Online Resources

AtoZ Food America

A to Z Food America – Little Dixie Regional Libraries AtoZ World Food is a United States focused database with recipes and food culture from all 50 states. It also includes historical recipes and information about regional cuisines.

AtoZ World Food

AtoZ World Food and Food America - Plainfield-Guilford Township Public LibraryRecipes and food culture from around the world. AtoZ World Food covers the cuisine of more than 200 different countries, including beverages!

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Comprehensive consumer health resource that provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and includes full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more.

Health Reference Center Academic

Full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources, intended for informational purposes only.

Learn It Live

A Social Learning Platform for Wellness and Personal Development. Find and interact with top authors, experts, and teachers in expert-led programs covering cooking, nutrition, child care, financial wellness, fitness, yoga, mindfulness, stress reduction, and much more!

Magill’s Medical Guide (Salem Health)

Online access to Salem Press’ Magill’s Medical Guide. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information for student researchers, patients and caregivers, covering diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format.

Psychology & Mental Health (Salem Health)

Online access to Salem Press’ Psychology & Mental Health, covering notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and diagnoses, disorders, treatments, tests, for various mental illnesses or conditions, all in a simple, easy to use A-Z format.


Print Materials

Health-related print resources are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System. Our catalog is available for searching, but general topics can also be found by browsing the shelf:

  • 610 – Medical Sciences General
  • 611 – Human Anatomy
  • 612 – Human Physiology
  • 613 – Promotion of Health
  • 614 – Forensic Medicine
  • 615 – Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • 616 – Diseases
  • 617 – Adult Medicine and Surgery
  • 618 – Gynecology, Childbirth and Pediatrics
  • 619 – Experimental Medicine and Research


Additional Mental Health and Crisis Resources

Additional Online Resources

General Health Information:

  • Choosing Wisely – Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures.
  • HealthReach – National collaborative with multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency
  • Medline Plus – Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language consumers can understand
  • PubMed Health – Information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions
  • Skinsight – Insight from experts about treating and caring for your skin. Includes a rash and skin condition finder

Prescriptions and Medications:

Wellness Resources:

  • UCLA Health Guided Meditations – For a free introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, stream or download the guided meditations recorded by UCLA MARC’s Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston.


Resources for Seniors:

  • Attorney General’s Elder Hotline (1-888-243-5337); TTY: (617)727-4765 – The Elder Hotline is available to callers Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The hotline, which is staffed by senior volunteers, provides dispute resolution services and is a comprehensive resource for information and referral on a full range of concerns. Common concerns include: Debt and debt collection practices, Health insurance, Home improvement, Landlord/tenant issues, Long-term care insurance, Scam awareness, and Telemarketing.
  • Executive Office of Elder Affairs – (phone: 800-243-4636) Promotes independence, empowerment, and well-being of older people, individuals with disabilities, and their families. Helps with: prescription drugs, care giving, community resources, local programs, home care, housing and assisted living, and referrals.
  • The Green Book Online: A resource guide to programs and services for older adults and persons with disabilities. You can request a print version as well, or check it out from the library.
  • Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders (H.O.M.E.) – (phone: 1-800-583-5337) Provides comprehensive in-home counseling to low/moderate income elder homeowners on financial home ownership issues to enable successful aging-in-place. Services include: remainder of life planning, budgeting, income maximization, equity conservation, foreclosure prevention, consumer protection, and creative financial options crafted specially for seniors.