Health Link Plus

General Health Information

Basic Health Information, Diseases and Conditions, Government Sites, Children’s Health, Bookshelf

Health Care Providers

Health Care Professionals, Hospitals, Living Arrangements, Bookshelf

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Plans, Medicare/Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance, Complaints, Managed Care Plans, Bookshelf

Medical Research

Medical Research Sites, Medical Dictionaries, Drug Information, Online Databases, Bookshelf

Staying Healthy

General Wellness, Health Screenings, Immunizations, First Aid, Nutrition, Fitness, Stress Management, Sports Medicine, Bookshelf
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Mental Health

Advocacy/Support, Conditions and Disorders, Counseling / Care & Treatment, General Information , Grief & Bereavement, Marriage & Family / Children, Substance Abuse, Suicide Prevention, Bookshelf

Integrative & Alternative Medicine

General Information , Mind-Body Medicine, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Dietary Supplements, Herbs, & Nutrition, Body Manipulation Therapies, Ayurveda & Yoga, Holistic Medicine, Homeopathy, & Naturopathy, Bookshelf

Piedmont Resources

Local Health Information, Local Healthcare Providers, Local Health Insurance Information, Local Medical Research, Local Staying Healthy, Local Mental Health, Local Alternative Health Information , Bookshelf, Additional Resources

Evaluating Health Information on the Internet

The National Ag Safety Database

This database, a component of the CDC site, contains some agricultural first aid concerns as well as basic first aid information. There is also a Spanish language section.

About Us

The goal of the HealthLink Plus Web site is to facilitate access to consumer health information in an effort to develop and enhance public knowledge of important health and fitness issues. Instead of wading through thousands of health related Internet Web sites, HealthLink Plus users will find reliable, recent, and authoritative information from sites selected by PLCMC’s professional Information Services staff.

The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County has held a strong reputation in providing and disseminating accurate information since its founding in 1903. The library’s staff of Information Specialists is pleased to continue this legacy of service for you through the HealthLink Plus Web site.

Healthlink Plus is designed and developed by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County. Logos and images are strictly copyrighted.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find information on a specific disease/disorder on HealthLink Plus?

To find web sites about a specific condition select the option conditions under General Health Information. The sites listed here will lead one to the best sites on the Internet for specific conditions like : detoutebeaute.org. To research a condition or disorder, please search under the category Medical Research, the sub-category Online Databases will provide access to full text medical journals, book excerpts, and pamphlets. A PLCMC library card is needed to access these databases.

Where can I find the latest information about my prescription drugs?

Under the category Medical Research is a sub-category entitled Drug Information. The sites listed will provide information on both prescription and non-prescription medicines. For in-depth research on a specific drug, choose sub-category Online Databases under the category Medical Research. These databases will provide access to full text medical journals, pamphlets, and book excerpts. A PLCMC library card is needed to access these databases.

How do I find a specialist, or local doctor?

Click on the category Healthcare Providers. Under the sub-category Healthcare Providers there is a link to doctors and a link to specialists. These listings will provide web sites for locating local doctors, and specialists.

What are the latest treatments for my condition, and what facilities specialize in treating my condition?

To find out current medical research on a condition click on Medical Research. Under this category one will find links to Medical Research Sites such as clinical trials, and clinical research. These selections will provide information on the newest treatment options. Other categories on HealthLink Plus that will aid in a search would be conditions under General Health, and Online Databases under the category Medical Research. These databases will provide access to full text medical journals, pamphlets, and book excerpts. A PLCMC library card is needed to access these databases.


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