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Health Wellness Resources

Health & Wellness Resources

Your Guide to Being Healthy and Staying Well

Through our health libraries and resource centers, Barton Health serves the community as a reliable resource for information on illnesses, conditions, drugs, medical tests, healthy recipes and more. Whether you're looking for a quick answer to a simple health question or doing in-depth research on a condition, the following services can help.

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Keep Your Cool During Summer Heat

Keep Your Cool During Summer Heat

Keep Your Cool During Summer Heat

Keep your own safety, and the safety of loved ones/ friends in mind during this stretch of hot weather; elderly people and children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the heat. However, taking a few precautions can help them enjoy a safe, cool summer.

Library Highlights

Diseases & Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

Tap into this interactive encyclopedia for instant access to information on more than 835 diseases and conditions.

Drug Reference

Drug Reference

This comprehensive drug reference answers your medication questions: 33,000 prescriptions, over-the-counter products, and neutraceuticals.

Healthy Recipes

Healthy Recipes

Try our delicious, nutritious recipes--from soups and appetizers to main courses to desserts.

Herbs, Vitamins, & Supplements

Herbs, Vitamins, & Supplements

Discover medically validated uses for vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other substances used as nutritional supplements.

News Center

News Center

Stay current with our weekday newswire, which tracks the latest health and medical developments. Or, check its archive, searchable by topic for articles during the past 12 months.

Tests & Procedures

Tests & Procedures

Information on more than 370 topics, featuring illustrations designed to clarify complex anatomy and procedures.

Wellness Library

Wellness Library

1,700 articles on common diseases and conditions, plus fitness, nutrition, safety, workplace issues, and parenting.

Health Centers

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.

Pregnancy & Newborns

Pregnancy & Newborns

Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

Women's Health

Women's Health

Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

Interactive Tools

Calculators

Calculators

Try out these calculators: they're fun, they're quick, and they give you important information for managing your health.

Quizzes

Quizzes

Informative and often surprising, these quizzes test your knowledge of today's health concerns. Find out your score and learn more about these pertinent health issues.

Risk Assessments

Risk Assessments

Get insight into your health risks by using these assessment tools. They're easy to use and give you a quick snapshot of your likelihood to develop these common conditions.

Multimedia

Podcasts

Podcasts

Access our audio podcasts to get health news and tests and procedure guides that you can listen to on your computer or download to your portable audio player.

Health Videos

Health Videos

Watch these videos to learn more about common diseases and conditions and diagnostic tests and procedures.