Monona Health & Wellness Collection
We are gratified to be a recipient of a two year grant from the Madison Community Foundation. We will receive $25,000 in 2009 and 2010 to develop and expand on a community health and wellness collection to be shared across the County and the library system. Our selectors are busy identifying desirable titles and we want to offer a range of health and alternative health information in a variety of formats. We invite you to email or send a title for recommended purchase and we will be consulting with experts in the field of medical information to make sure we offer the very best in health information.
In addition to adding new titles in a variety of formats, we also plan to offer programs about how to get and stay healthy all year long.
We are proud to announce that in 2010, the Monona Public Library was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to build a special collection on breast cancer and women’s health. In this collection will be circulating materials on breast cancer and breast health-related materials for all ages including books, DVDs and audio books in English and Spanish, picture book, plus , as well as online and local resources. Search collection here.
Health Information Online
- Reliable General Health Information Websites
- Local & State Health Care Information
- Cancer Resources
- Diabetes Resources
- Heart Disease & Stroke Resources
- Drug Information
- Mental Health
MEDLINEplus | (en Español) - From the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Library of Medicine. Information on medical conditions, drugs, medical tests and procedures. Includes a medical encyclopedia, dictionary, surgery videos, as well as interactive visual presentations on conditions and procedures.
Healthfinder.gov - From the Department of Health & Human Services. Healthfinder provides access to health information from government and other non-profit organizations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Information on diseases, disorders, drugs and treatments, plus information on environmental health, travelers' health, and workplace safety.
Senior Health - From the National Institutes of Health, information on health topics geared towards seniors and caregivers.
Mayo Clinic - Information on drugs, diseases, treatments, and healthy living.
Healthy Wisconsin People - Ajoint project of Northern AHEC, Southwest WI AHEC, and UW-Health Sciences Library, the site features links to a broad range of health-related Web sites and organizations, with a special emphasis on health services for Wisconsinites.
NOAH (New York Online Access to Health) - Produced by New York Public Library and New York Academy of Medicine, NOAH offers information on a wealth of health topics in English and Spanish.
Clinical Trials - Up-to-date information on the latest clinical trials from the National Institutes of Health. Searchable by disease, condition, location, age groups, and more.
Wisconsin Consumer Guide to Health Care - From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Information on finding, obtaining, and paying for health care services in Wisconsin.
Dane County Health Care Providers
Dean Health System
Meriter Health Services
Department of Veterans Affairs
St. Mary's Hospital
University of Wisconsin Hospital
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the world's largest breast cancer organization, with answers to questions about breast cancer research and
community impact 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Visit komenmadison for the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen foundation.
Cancer.gov - Maintained by the National Cancer Institute. Up-to-date information on cancers, clinical trials, and treatments.
American Cancer Society supports education and research in cancer prevention, diagnosis, detection, and treatment. Its web page provides news, information on types of cancer, pNovember 26, 2012cer and living with cancer, and cancer statistics. Site is also available in Spanish.
Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) - Cancer information, treatment options, and support information.
OncoLink - From the University of Pennsylvania, information on various forms of cancer, treatments, and the latest research.
CancerCare - A national non-profit that seeks to provide free professional help to cancer patients and their families with counseling, education, and information.
American Diabetes Association - Information on diabetes, prevention, treatment, nutrition and lifestyle tips, as well as the latest research on the condition.
American Heart Association (AHA) - Information on prevention, conditions, and treatment options
Drug Digest - DrugDigest is a non-commercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.
DailyMed - DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA-approved labels (package inserts).The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides this as a public service and does not accept advertisements.
MedlinePlus Drugs & Supplements - Information on prescription and non-prescription drugs and medications
Safemedication.com - Information on prescription and non-prescription drugs and medications from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) - From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Dane County - Local chapter of NAMI, NAMI Dane County offers Support Groups at no charge to people whose lives are affected by mental illness. Groups are led by consumers who are NAMI trained facilitators, and meet in our NAMI Dane County office.