Aurora librarians want to help you be more informed health consumers! We've selected the areas below to help you learn and gain a better understanding of your health or your loved one's health because we know that reliable information helps you make the best decisions.
Good Books and Organizations on...
These Learn More About health topic flyers were created by librarians to help patients locate authoritative websites, Aurora resources or other local resources, and books on specific health conditions.
Interactive Health Tutorials
The U.S. National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus website provides interactive health tutorials from the Patient Education Institute. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. Each tutorial includes animated graphics, audio and easy-to-read language.
Videos on Surgical Procedures
The U.S. National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus website provides links to prerecorded surgical procedures webcasts. These are actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States. You will need Flash Player to view these one-hour programs. Download Adobe Flash Player for free.
Tools for Patients and Families
In addition to the tools suggested by Aurora, the Aurora librarians recommend the following tools to help patients and their families cope and stay informed on current treatments for chronic or serious illnesses.