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We all have questions about our health. How many calories should I consume? When should I schedule a diagnostic screening? How will a family history of disease affect me?

Your BCLS library card gives you access to the Health Reference Center has up to date answers to these questions and more from experts such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. Topics such as nutrition, diseases & treatments and wellness are presented for specific groups: Seniors, Men, Women, Teens and Children. The database has access to  articles, videos, images and lists of medications, including their uses and side effects that are often prescribed to each age group.

Are you a student or teacher? The Health Reference Center is useful for research and instruction too!  Subjects such as diseases, lifestyle and healthy choices, body systems and mental health can be explored in-depth and easily cited with the included citation tools.  

Those looking for more general information can browse topics like nutrition, dental & oral health and cosmetic & plastic surgery. The Health Reference Center even hosts daily videos from HealthDay TV focus on the latest medical studies and medical issues in the news.  When the internet provides questionable health information, Health Reference Center compiles reliable and current information in one, easy to use spot.