Health & Medicine
2017 - A Year of Health and Medical Literacy
During 2017, Billings Public Library and Saint Vincent Healthcare will co-sponsor 12 free health literacy programs. These include programs for specific age groups, common health concerns and safety. With a focus on health and medical literacy, we will partner with other local health professionals to provide even more public programs in this area. Look for health-related programming on our event calendars or use the Library Site Search field above. Enter "Health and Medical Literacy" to get results for all scheduled health programs.
Online Health Information - Available 24 x 7
Information provided by the links below should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
CDC - Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The CDC protects the nation and the world by detecting, responding to, and stopping new and emerging health threats; by preventing injuries, illnesses, and premature deaths; and by discovering new ways to protect and improve the public's health through science and advanced technology. The CDC website provides information about diseases, health, medical advances, and much more.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
- ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. See if you qualify to participate in a clinical trial.
- Senior Health Information from the NIH
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library, founded in 1836. It maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe.
- GeneEd - Genetics, Education, Discovery
- Historical Images Database & Coloring Pages
- NLM Online Exhibits
- NLM Pillbox - identify pills by description & pictures
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
The 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.
PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
RiverStone Health was created in 2008 as a single identity and umbrella organization to reflect all of the Yellowstone City-County Health Department (YCCHD) services. Part of their role as the YCCHD includes leading public health efforts to protect safety and well-being.
Resources Guide for MEDLINE and PubMed
Resources Guide for MEDLINE® contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from around the world. PubMed® provides free access to MEDLINE and links to full text articles when possible.
United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, quality, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, and medical devices. The FDA is also responsible for the safety and security of most of our nation’s food supply, all cosmetics, dietary supplements and products that give off radiation.