Consumer Health Complete

April 2, 2012  
Filed under Health & Wellness, Research

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Consumer Health Complete™ (CHC) is the single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc.

CHC offers a unique search interface designed to call attention to the full text content available from many important source-types, and to provide an intuitive means for searching this specific information.

Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Content includes:

  • Full text for more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias, including:
    • American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia
    • American Medical Association Family Medical Guide
    • Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs 2011
    • Cornell Illustrated Encyclopedia of Health
    • Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
    • Mayo Clinic Guide to Women’s Cancers
    • Oxford Handbook of Child Nutrition
    • Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine
    • Royal Society for Medical Health Encyclopedia
    • And many more…
  • Thousands of full-text evidence-based, health reports
  • Hundreds of medical images and diagrams
  • Over 750 physician-generated videos (with audio narration) on women’s health, healthy aging, general health and men’s health
  • More than 2,350 Health Daily videos from NBC Digital Health Network
  • More than 450 full-text consumer health pamphlets and leaflets
  • Cover-to-cover full text from more than 550 consumer health related periodicals as well as full text of the UPI (United Press International) English-Language Health Newswire
  • More than 240 animations (with audio narration)
“EBSCO’s Consumer Health Complete™ is an easy to use, valuable health information resource. It has a straightforward interface with a variety of ways to access authoritative information.” Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, October 2010, Vol. 14 Issue 4,
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Jamie has been working in libraries since her high school days. She holds a double BA, MA and an MLIS. She loves her baby boy, couponing and answering Reference inquires!

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