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Affordable Health Care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is aimed at increasing the affordability and rate of health insurance coverage for Americans, and reducing the overall costs of health care (for individuals and the government). The Library has assembled this collection of resources to help patrons navigate the new health care law.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center mel tiny

Full text articles. Includes video. Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., articles from 2,200 general interest publications and links to reputable health websites in addition to a broad collection of Gale Cengage reference titles.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Health Reference Center Academic mel tiny

Full text articles.  Provides access to professional and personal health magazines, journals and reference sources.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

MedlinePlus (Free Version) 

Some full text articles.  Administered by the US National Institutes of Health, which presents information on medicine and healthcare in easy-to-understand language.

Merck Manual

A comprehensive medical resource since 1899, the Merck Manual is now available exclusively online.  Multimedia features on the site include daily medical news feeds, expert commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, a drug interaction checker, a pill identifier, and a guide to pronunciation of medical terms.

Nursing Resource Center mel tiny 

Full text articles.  Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection mel tiny

Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.

 *Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Psychology Collection mel tiny

Full text articles.  This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Salem Health r-11

Full text articles.  Two complete encyclopedias available online:  

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Psychology & Mental Health

In-Library Access 

Remote Access 

*Available through Redford Township District Library 

UMHS Care Guides 

The University of Michigan Health System Patient Education Clearinghouse is a resource for you with videos, websites and handouts created or endorsed by University of Michigan clinicians.

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