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Consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine.

Merck Manual Consumer Version

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Information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language as well as photos, videos, and animations.

GALE eBooks

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Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!

Science Reference Center

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Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. View more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

Substance Abuse Prevention Education

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SUPE is one of the most comprehensive online drug education and prevention resources. It contains educational content for kids, teen, adults, and seniors in the form of video guides and transcripts. It also contains information for teachers and first responders

PACE Program

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Are you 65 or older and need help paying for your medications? The PACE Program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department Aging, assists qualified state residents who are 65 years of age or older in paying for their prescription medications. PACE works with Medicare Part D and employer plans, retiree coverage, and Veteran’s benefits to provide seamless coverage with low to no-cost fees. For more information or to apply, call 1-800-225-7223 or visit

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Diseases and Other Health Conditions



Brain Injury & Concussion




  • AIDSinfo
    Comprehensive site including basic information on HIV/AIDS, fact sheets, infographics, clinical trails, and more.
    Site that includes basic information, HIV/AID resources centers, tools, and up to date news and research.

Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

Liver Disease

Mental Health



Other Recommended Sites

Healthcare & Insurance

Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP provides low-cost comprehensive health coverage to children, and sometimes pregnant women, for families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid.

Medicare and Medigap Insurance
What is it and how to buy it.

Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Services

Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Key services, press releases, consumer resources and more.

Consumer Reports’ Guide to Health Insurance

Health by Age or Group

Children & Infants


  • Body and Mind (BAM)
  • Teen Health
  • Go Ask Alice!
    A question and answer internet service supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals. Questions are received & answered confidentially and often include links to other resources.
  • Safe2Say Something
    A violence prevention program where youth can anonymously report threatening behaviors and activities endangering themselves or others.




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