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Health and medical information is constantly changing. Portland Public Library is here to help you find reliable and timely information to help you with your research.

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Looking for reliable health information on the Internet? Don’t feel intimidated! Begin your search here.


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The Portland Public Teen Library is committed to helping our teen patrons find reliable and safe health information and services. This page contains trusted resources for local teens searching for health care and support in the Southern Maine and Greater Portland areas.

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Death Cafes are not grief sessions or bereavement groups, but rather interesting and inviting gatherings held around the world to increase awareness of the importance of making the most of this life as we ponder what we know of death. 

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Find the most timely and accurate health information using these specialized research databases and websites. 


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