Consumer Health Resources
Free products include DVD and VHS videos on EasyStand products, an interactive CD-ROM, “Life After SCI” DVD, funding guide to standing technology, EasyStand Evolv brochure, and a Standing 101 educational package. Fill out the form on the website above to receive one or all of these items.
Amputee Coalition of America
Receive amputee-related materials and a free subscription to In Motion magazine. All materials are aimed at amputees.
DynaMed includes information on drugs and conditions. It has clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics that are in an outline form that can be used efficiently in clinical settings. DynaMed is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases directly and indirectly by using many journal review services. Each publication is reviewed cover-to-cover, and each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Through this process of systematic literature surveillance, the best available evidence determines the content of DynaMed. You can click on “recently updated” to see the entries that have been modified today and learn what was changed.
You may wish to click on “Weekly Update” periodically to read the latest update or sign up for the free weekly email. Prepared by the clinician members of the DynaMed Editorial Team, DynaMed Weekly Update is a compilation of blurbs about one to five articles selected from DynaMed’s Systematic Literature Surveillance as articles most likely to change clinical practice. This source will be helpful for finding articles for a journal club.
DynaMed provides free access for PDAs and mobile devices. Please email Lisa Travis at email@example.com to request a serial number to download it to a mobile device for one year; you can renew your access after a year if you are a LMU student or LMU-DCOM alumnus.
The American Academy of Family Physicians provides a medical dictionary, a drug guide, and information on health concerns and self-care.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes encyclopedias for medicine, cancer, alternative medicine, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, and diets. The search interface can appear in Spanish, French, and Portugese; you may change your language by clicking on “preferences” in the upper right corner. The search results can be mechanically translated into Chinese (simplified), French, German, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Portugese, and Spanish. To do this, choose a language in the pull-down menu within the item of interest and click “translate;” please note that mechanical translations are likely to contain errors. Includes Countries and their Cultures, the New Encyclopedia of Africa, and the Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America. Also includes encyclopedias for arts, business, history, education, environment, law, religion, science, and social sciences. Must login to the LMU proxy to access. Tennessee residents may freely access this resource through their local public library; contact your local public library for details.
Health Information in Multiple Languages
Provides limited health information in 45 languages. All MedlinePlus consumer health resources may be translated into Spanish by clicking on the “espanol” link in the upper-right corner of each page – see health topics, drugs & supplements, encyclopedia, dictionary, news, and more.
Provides information on conditions, diseases, health conditions, and prescription drugs. Provides healthy lifestyle planners for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, managing stress, and quitting smoking.
MEDLINEplus provides access to information to help consumers answer health questions. It is a good place to start for consumers conducting research on diseases and prescription drugs. It brings together, by health topic, authoritative information from the United States Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies, non-profit agencies, and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MEDLINEplus and give easy access to the medical research literature.
This is a comprehensive medical reference on drugs, diseases, acute care, toxicology, alternative medicine, and patient education and care. It includes information on drug interactions, IV compatibility, and drug comparisons. Also includes a drug identification tool, calculators, and formularies. Also includes patient education materials.
Disclaimer: According to license restrictions, this resource can only be used for educational and training purposes by Lincoln Memorial University students and faculty in the health sciences and is not to be used for any clinical care, emergency, or commercial purpose. Do not access this resource from a clinical setting.
NIH MedlinePlus Magazine
This quarterly guide for patients and families “brings the latest and most authoritative medical and healthcare information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as featured online on the MedlinePlus website.”
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
Primarily provides information on anatomy, conditions, diseases, and mental health topics.
Other Links for Health Information in Multiples Languages:
24 Languages Project: Health Education Brochures in Multiple Languages
Health Information Translations
Health Translations Directory - can also conduct an advanced search
Japanese Family Health Program (University of Michigan)
NSW Health Department Multicultural Health Communication Service
Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)
S.P.I.R.A.L. – Info in Asian Languages
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists provides patient information on drugs and how to administer them.
Stroke Connection Magazine
This page consists of the form that needs to be completed to get a free bimonthly subscription to this American Stroke Association magazine that is aimed at stroke survivors.
This is a resource with original, peer-reviewed entries for 20 medical specialties to allow practitioners to keep current with new clinical developments, be more confident in diagnosis and treatment decisions, and answer clinical questions more efficiently. It offers information in the specialties of adult and pediatric emergency medicine; adult primary care and internal medicine; allergy and immunology; cardiovascular medicine; dermatology; endocrinology and diabetes; family medicine; gastroenterology and hepatology; general surgery; geriatrics; hematology; hospital medicine; infectious diseases; nephrology and hypertension; neurology; obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health; oncology; palliative care; pediatrics; psychiatry; pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine; and rheumatology. Information in UpToDate on drugs and drug interactions is provided by Lexi-Comp. Also includes patient education materials.
In addition to current news on conditions and diseases, this website provides a drug resource center, a source for investigating symptoms, and explanations for medical tests and procedures.
Health Literacy course
This site provides a link to the online course that is required for EPC IV.
Health Literacy Studies, Harvard School of Public Health
The overview section provides a video, In Plain Language (15 minutes), and a slide presentation. The Web site includes reports, patient materials, and bibliographies. Also includes information on how to create and assess print materials.
Health Literacy Videos Online
Includes links to two videos created by the AMA Foundation: “Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand” (23 minutes) and “Low Health Literacy: You Can’t Tell by Looking” (18 minutes).
Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion, Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
One may read the entire book online by clicking on “read online for free.” One may also download the report as a pdf file by clicking “download the report.”
Misperceptions of Medical Understanding in Low-Literacy Patients: Implications for Cancer Prevention
One may read the entire book online and/or view a short video on the report.
Smith on Social Marketing: 90 Million Americans Need Health Literacy
This brief article provides tips for improving health literacy.