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Crandall Library Consumer Health Information Center


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Crandall Library Consumer Health Information Center

  1. 1. Consumer Health Information Center 251 Glen Street * Glens Falls, NY 12801 * (518) 792-6508 Free * Reliable * Confidential
  2. 2. Do you have a question about health?
  3. 3. There are so many different osteoporosis medications. I’d like to compare the risks & benefits of them. What can I eat to help lower my cholesterol? My son’s doctor recommended a treatment that isn’t covered by insurance. Is this the standard treatment for his condition? My sister takes so many different medications. I’m worried about the side effects & any interactions. My father is going to have a pacemaker put in. Where can we find out more about the procedure? What are the treatment options for prostate cancer? I can’t travel very far. Is there a local doctor who specializes in my condition?
  4. 4. Did you know that there is FREE, RELIABLE & CONFIDENTIAL Health Information available at Crandall Public Library?
  5. 5. The Consumer Health Information Center has… Online Databases Medical Reference Books DVDs & VHS Circulating Books A Medical Librarian Journal & Newsletters
  6. 6. You can find information on… Diseases & Conditions Doctor Information Surgeries Complementary & Alternative Medicine Herbs & Supplements Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs Wellness Hospitals & Clinics Medical Tests
  7. 7. The Medical Librarian can… <ul><li>Provide information on a specific disease or condition, including current treatment options </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information on prescription & over-the-counter medications, herbs & supplements </li></ul><ul><li>Locate a particular physician, tell you his/her credentials and provide contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Order journal articles & books from other libraries for you </li></ul>Sorry, I cannot diagnose conditions, suggest treatments or recommend doctors. Only your health care provider can do that!
  8. 8. Who can use this service? The Consumer Health Information Center is open to the public. The services of the Medical Librarian are available to all members of the Southern Adirondack Library System .
  9. 9. Do I need to have a library card? You will need to have a library card to take out books and to use some of the online databases from home. You do not need to have a library card (although it would be nice!) to contact the Medical Librarian for information or to use the consumer health materials in the library.
  10. 10. How much does it cost? This service is free.
  11. 11. How long does it take? Information packets are typically prepared within 24 hrs. If we have to order a book or journal article from another library, a longer wait may be necessary . Information packets can either be mailed to you or you may pick up it up at the library.
  12. 12. How do I contact the Medical Librarian? <ul><li>Call </li></ul><ul><ul><li>792-6508 ext. 120 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Walk-in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask at the Reference Desk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Information provided by Crandall Public Library and its employees has been gathered from a variety of consumer health resources. This information should not be interpreted as medical or professional advice. All medical information should be reviewed with your physician or other healthcare professional. Thank you for your interest in the Consumer Health Information Center at Crandall Public Library. Is there anything more that I can do to assist you? Please feel free to contact me with suggestions on how I can improve our services to you. Guinevere Forshey [email_address]
  14. 14. <ul><li>Get directions or view of our temporary location at </li></ul><ul><li>221 Glen Street </li></ul>Crandall Public Library Temporary Location 221 Glen Street Glens Falls, NY 12801 (518) 792-6508 Monday-Thursda y 9am-9pm Friday 9am-6pm Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday (mid Sept-mid June) 1pm-5pm