In the news... Medicare open enrollment begins soon--October 15 (until December 7). See: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Help keep suicide rates from rising further. Options include:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (24/7)
What can you do? The National Institute of Mental Health has details.
Stay informed about the opioid crisis.
Wondering about a career in health? Oakton Community College has information sessions September through November.Learn more.
Oakton also has Continuing Education for Health Professionals (CEHP).Take a look.
Snapshot profiles of each of the nation's 4,300+ hospitals. These profiles illustrate how the hospital rates when providing 47 different treatments within seven broad categories.
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.
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)
Online courses on a wide range of topics including technology, computer applications, accounting, law, 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
A collection of health eBooks
You'll find article citations for all areas of medicine, mainly for the medical profession. Produced by the National Library of Medicine.
Information on 650,000 U.S. physicians and dentists.