Thursday, April 8, 2010

Health and wellness information readily accessible

When you, a friend or family member is faced with health concerns, finding reliable information on conditions and treatments becomes an important next step.

Fortunately, Fauquier County Public Library and Fauquier Health are working together to make free, reliable health and wellness resources accessible to everyone all day every day.

As a result of this partnership, librarians can provide reference services to hospital patients and their families in person, over the telephone (540-347-8750, ext. 6) and via e-mail.

Library and hospital Web sites are linked to one another so that access to health and wellness resources are accessible 24/7 from anywhere in the country. The library's Health and Wellness Resources page comprises:

  • links to hundreds of medical journals, health-related videos and medical reference information
  • recommended Web sites on diseases and conditions, consumer information, state and local health services, and health statistics
  • books, DVDs, and magazines by topic
  • online book lists

And the library provides printed lists of titles available at Fauquier libraries on a variety of topics to supplement the hospital’s expansive health education programs.

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