Welcome to the new version of the HealthInfo Blog! Susan Montross and I will be posting information about the Health Information Center's collection and current health trends as in our beta blog. We will tag our entries with the term Health Information Center so those who are interested can take a look at both of our contributions together.
So what the heck is the Health Information Center? HIC is a collection and staff dedicated to providing reliable consumer health information to patrons, staff and the public in as many formats as possible. Our emphasis is on consumer health, which is just the currently most favored term for information for the patient as opposed to the doctor, nurse or health care professional.
Do you need to know the side effects of Lipitor? Want to know about the type of lab tests performed to detect osteoporosis? Need help finding physician and hospital background information? Are you curious about the treatments for Malaria? Need to find a listing of plants that aren't toxic to pets? All of these questions and many more are the kind we answer daily at the Health Information Center.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates.