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Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from
10:00am to 2:00pm. This is a great opportunity for those who missed
the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused
prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications:
Rite Aid Place, 290 Congress
Street (operated by Portland Police Dept.)
Rite Aid in parking lot, 713 Congress Street (operated by Portland
Maine Medical Center parking lot, 22 Bramhall Street (operated by
Portland Police Dept. and MMC)
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office front lobby medication collection
box, 36 County Way (operated by Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)
University of New England College of Pharmacy Building, 716 Stevens
Avenue (operated by Portland Police Dept.)
databases include Health Source and Medline. Search magazine articles on health related topics.
Many are online in full text. Available to Maine
- Medline Plus A rich
source of medical information from the National Library of Medicine. Offers
Health Topics, Drug Information, Dictionaries, Directories, and access to
Medline, an index of medical journals, with some articles in full text.
- Healthfinder A guide to health
information, gathered from a variety of government agencies.
- Healthfinder espanol su
guía a la información confiable de la salud
Me Well. What you can do to improve your health and stay well.
- NOAH NOAH seeks to provide high
quality full-text health information for consumers that is accurate, timely,
relevant and unbiased. NOAH currently supports English and Spanish.
- Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
- Intelihealth Sponsored by
Aetna, this site features Harvard Medical School's Consumer Health
- Merck Home Edition An
interactive edition of a consumer orientated medical textbook. A text edition
is also available.
Evaluating Health Information
Directories and Registers
Diseases, Disorders and Conditions
- Drug Facts
Facts on generic and
trade name drugs. For both professionals and consumers.
Information from Medline Plus. Includes warnings and side effects.
Consumer health information about drugs herbs and supplements. Check
for drug interactions.
- RxList.com Drug fact sheets
- the FDA Safety Information & Adverse Effect Reporting Program
Library print resources To find books on a specific disease or health
topic, search the Library Catalog.
For information or assistance, call the Reference Desk at 871-1700
Two general guides to health and
medical topics are the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide and the
Merck Manual of Medical Information , both written for the medical
consumer. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is aimed at the
Care in America (click here)
Books at the Portland Public Library
A standard reference to prescription
drugs is the Physician's Desk Reference .
library subscribes to many periodicals in the Health and Medicine field,
|Alzheimers Care Guide
Consumer reports on health
Exercise for men only
Harvard Mental Health Letter
Hopkins Medical Letter
Journal of Environmental Health
|Mayo Clinic Health Letter|
Tufts University diet and
University of California Berkeley