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For the most reliable and up-to-date information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19),

please visit these sites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (

World Health Organization (

Want to quit vaping or smoking? Free resources and support: 1-800-QUIT-NOW and Smoking or Using Other Tobacco for the New Year (Or Any Time!)

The Massachusetts Smokers’ Helpline at 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) is available for free coaching 24 hours each day, seven days a week (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) to support you through quitting. In addition, now you can enroll online through Online supports include quit planning tools, peer support and motivational text messages.

Make the choice to quit today, making the holidays and New Year tobacco free.

Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM FoundationTrying to find out more about a recommended procedure? Not sure how to question your health provider?  Choosing Wisely  gets you started with the right questions.

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This map of active and healthy living was created by a Clinton Hospital intern from UMass Medical Center.

Trusted Online Resources for Health & Wellness Research

Gale is a global leader in education, learning, and research resources online provided by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Gale offers dozens of databases for all of your online research.  Here are a couple of health-related resources to get you started:

Gale Onefile: Health and Medicine

  Gale OneFile Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine


Gale Health and WellnessGale Onefile: Nursing and Allied Health

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Getting them & using them.  Check out this guide from the     National Coordinator of Health Information Technology.

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This site is designed for kids ages 9-12 focusing on healthy behaviors, activities, food, and general nutrition. Because kids need health info, too. logoPubMed from the National Institutes of Health

PubMed comprises more than 27 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.

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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.

Looking for a therapist?  Not sure where to start? Try HelpPro  You can filter by location, zip code, specialty and even insurance plan.  Whether you need family, individual or couples counseling, you can look here for a recommendation.

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From A to Z, this directory lists the toll-free numbers of health experts to answer your questions. The list is provided by the National Institutes of Health.

Wellness Toolkits

Also provided by the National Institutes of HikersHealth, these tool kits can help you get on the right track to your healthiest self.

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This research project is now in its 72nd year.  Much of what the medical field understands about heart health is due to this study, both its depth and its breadth. And it started right here in Massachusetts. A study that’s been going strong since 1948.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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CDC works 24/7  to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

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The Public Libraries Podcast

Learn how to evaluate health news — determine its credibility.