Your best source for health advice is your personal doctor, but there are times when you want to know more about a symptom or explore treatment options.
The Health Library is an online health database powered by Healthwise.® This resource allows you to quickly find answers to your personal health questions. You can read articles, watch health videos, and discover helpful tools.
Access is easy
There’s no cost to use the Health Library, no registration needed, and you can access it anytime, 24/7. Start using it now:
More than a search tool
The first thing you’ll see, at the top of the page, is the search field. This is a quick way to find the info you’re looking for. For example, if you search “Shingles,” you’ll see several search results, including an overview of the virus and information about the shingles vaccine.
The page is organized into four categories: Conditions, Wellness and Prevention, Life Stages, and Explore More. Each of these sections includes a list of topics, short videos, and tools. The page is user friendly, and there are no distracting advertisements.
The Tools tab is where you can:
- Check your symptoms. Concerned about a rash, sudden pain, or other unexplained symptom? This tool walks you through a series of questions to help you know when you should call your doctor, what your self-care options are, ways to prepare for your appointment, and more.
- Make a decision. Trying to decide about a medical test, medication, surgery, or other health issue? This tool walks you through steps that can help you reach a good decision. Get the facts, compare your options, and consider what matters to you.
- Learn your score. These easy-to-use personal calculators help you learn more about your health and fitness. You can calculate your target heart rate, assess your stress level, find out if you’re ready to quit smoking, and more.
A resource you can trust
The internet is full of health information and advice, but it can be challenging to know which sources you can trust. We chose to partner with Healthwise because of their reputation and experience providing health information that is current, evidence-based, unbiased, and easy to understand. A clinician review board of physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and other experts approves all content on the site.
We encourage you to check out the Health Library today to find out all the ways it can help you manage your health and live your healthiest life.