Health and medical information to help assist you in making informed decisions regarding
the health and well-being of you and your family. You can use your valid, full service Virginia Beach Public Library card
to access resources listed on this page. When asked, enter your library card number with a capital D and without spaces.
Guides and Tutorials
It can be challenging to find reliable healthcare information. Use the web sites below to learn more about health information on the Internet.
: Finding and evaluating reliable health information on the Internet from the National Library of Medicine.
Know Your Teeth
: From the Academy of General Dentistry to help consumers who have questions and concerns about their dental care and oral health.
Nutrition and Food Safety
In the Library's online catalog, find books, e-books and DVDs on nutrition
, food safety
. In addition, try these web sites:
: The gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.
Pregnancy and Children's Health
You'll find books, e-books and DVDs in the online catalog under pregnancy
, children's health
. These web sites also provide valuable information:
: Access doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Special sections for kids, teens, and parents.
What to Expect
: Heidi Murkoff, author of the popular What to Expect books, has created a Web site with information on fertility, pregnancy, the first year of life, toddlers, child development, and safety. It includes pregnancy calendars, information from partners, and online chat rooms and support groups.
The Library offers books and other materials on aging and health
. In addition, there are helpful web sites:
: Created for caregivers of parents, and other older adults. It not only provides information on the most common health related issues, but also financial, making choices between the different housing options, and more. You can sign up for their newsletter and participate in forums and blogs on various topics.
: Official U.S. Government site for Medicare information including health plans, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, Medigap policies, participating physicians, and prescription assistance.
Research Resources for Students and Healthcare Professionals
Nursing and Allied Health Collection
: Journal articles on all aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration. This collection will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
: Journal articles exploring what makes people "tick" from childhood to death a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time.