The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community- based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The site provides: Live chats and groups discussion, personal homepages from survivors and caregivers, suggested books, articles, websites, support pre-recorded personal stories. For cancer patients, the site provides useful cancer information to assist in the decision-making process, Help patients and family members to better understand the health care system, help survivors to navigate the health care system and provide sensitive referral to appropriate community resources.
HealthyNJ Information for Healthy Living
HealthyNJ is a product of the University Libraries at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The Consumer Health Information Task Force, comprised of librarians from each of the four UMDNJ Campus Libraries, developed the content of the Web Site to meet the health care information needs of consumers, particularly the citizens of New Jersey.
A service of the National Health Information center of the US Department of Health and Human Services. This is a free website sponsored by the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR). It is searchable and contains wealth of information on health related topics and provides links to other online resources and studies on sleep disorders as well as health related issues.
MedlinePlus is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions.
National Sleep Foundation
Sleep is vital to our health and well being. Yet millions of us are cutting ourselves short on the amount of sleep that we get or suffer from other sleep problems. For example, surveys conducted by the National Sleep Foundation reveal that 60 percent of adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more. In addition, more than 40 percent of adults experience daytime sleepiness severe enough to interfere with their daily activities at least a few days each month - with 20 percent reporting problem sleepiness a few days a week or more. At least 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, yet more than 60 percent of adults have never been asked about the quality of their sleep by a physician and fewer than 20 percent ever initiated a discussion.
NJ Parent Link
NJ Parent Link is a broad based public/private initiative (10 state departments and 14 community/professional partners) supported by the federal Health Resources & Services Administration’s, State Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS) Program Grant (2009-2012). New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is the lead agency for this project, coordinating over 30 government service units participating on the website development team.
Highlighting state services and resources, the goal of NJ Parent Link is to improve the accessibility, coordination and delivery of information and services to parents of young children, to improve the communication capabilities between the public and private sectors, and provide the IT foundation for inter/intra agency service collaborations and policy development.
PubMed Central is a digital archive of life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Access to the full text of articles in PMC is free, except where a journal requires a subscription for access to recent articles.
The Main Library and All Branches will be closed on Friday, April 18th (Good Friday) & Saturday, April 19th (Holy Saturday).
JCFPL Winter - Spring 2014 Schedule