Consumer health: Recommended Resources

This guide contains databases written at the consumer level. These resources are great for lower-level research in the health and medicine fields.

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Erin M. Smith
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General Introduction

What is "Consumer Health?"

Wikipedia defines consumer health as bridging the gap between patients and health resources.  In short, consumer health focuses on providing information that is accessible and consumable for the average health consumer.  It focuses on health literacy and consumer education, and most of the resources that you will find here will be written with a lay audience in mind.  

If you need any assistance, please reach out to Erin, your consumer health librarian. 

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