Health Care Concerns
February 14, 2013
Recently, my youngest son was diagnosed with a severe case of shingles. He is only in his 30s, so we were surprised and very concerned. Although I had heard of shingles, I knew very little about the disease. To find out more, I turned to the Online Resources available on the MCPL website. Using the Consumer Health Complete and Health Reference Center databases, I found a description of the disease, images of it, and information on the shingles vaccine. As I explored the site further, I found information on a large number of health issues including: medications, homeopathic remedies, biomedical journals, and physical therapy.
Another very valuable resource is the Web Resources link. This page provides links to information related to health care. A couple that I found interesting were ADD Resources and the Alzheimer’s Association. Using these resources, I was able to take a brain tour of Alzheimer’s disease and an educational program to learn about diabetes. These are only a few of the many links available through MCPL's website.
If you have questions relating to medical issues, please remember these resources. Although they certainly do not replace a doctor, they do have information that can supplement other medical information.
Jean Ann G.
Lone Jack Branch