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Health Resources

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The following Web Resources are not a part of the Library eResources, but are freely available on the Internet. The resources listed were selected by Thousand Oaks librarians because they provide valuable information and are useful for researching the subjects.

Affordable Care Act (Created by Thousand Oaks Librarians)
This guide to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, provides a good starting point with information on the program and resources to help Californians in understanding and applying the new healthcare insurance reforms.

Guide to Kids' Health and Safety at School
Provides information about common school illnesses, basic personal hygiene musts, children’s health, food allergies in school, and concussions. Discusses the role of school nurses in health education, wellness, counseling, nutritional services, community involvement and physical education.

Health information for kids and teens, provided by the Nemours Foundation.

Medical Board of California
A State of California agency that licenses medical doctors and investigates complaints

An extensive portal of health information by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

NIHSenior Health
Provides basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

For teens looking for honest, accurate information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Learn how HHS expands scientific understanding of health care, public health, human services, biomedical research, and availability of safe food and drugs.