Health

In the news...​You can still get 2017 health insurance under certain circumstances. See healthcare.gov for details. Call 1-800-318-2596

Follow efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. See C-Span.org.

How to try to avoid tick bites this summer.

Wondering about a career in health? Oakton Community College has the following information sessions from January through August.

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Consumers’ Checkbook

This is a good source for local consumer information for the home, cars, health care (including physicians & dentists) personal services and more. It includes Chicago Consumers' Checkbook. You'll be asked to register with Consumers' Checkbook for home use.

EBSCOhost eBook Public Library Collection

With more than 41,000 e-books chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.

Explora

Browse topics of interest or search for a topic of your choice to find articles, primary source documents and videos. Search results can be limited to magazines, news, biographies, etc. (User-friendly interface for content from MasterFile Premier, Mas Ultra, Middle Search and Newspaper Source Plus)

Gale Courses

Online courses on a wide range of topics including technology, computer applications, accounting, web design, healthcare and personal enrichment. Foreign language courses for Spanish, French, Italian & Japanese are also offered. New classes begin every month and last for six weeks. To get started, create an account with your Des Plaines library card. Certificates of completion are available for some courses. View tutorial

Health & Medicine Collection

A collection of health eBooks

Medline

You'll find article citations for all areas of medicine, mainly for the medical profession. Produced by the National Library of Medicine.

ReferenceUSA Health Care

Information on 650,000 U.S. physicians and dentists.

Virtual Reference Library

Thousands of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources. Search the entire collection or a particular subject area. View tutorial