Monday, January 14, 2008

Find Health Information Online

BISBEE, AZ-- Finding reliable health information online can be challenging, but Pat Auflick, from the University of Arizona’s Health Science Library, will be at the Copper Queen Library on January 23-24 to present two workshops that will help users navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of the online health information universe.

The first, January 23 at 6pm in the Library Meeting Room, is comprised of two parts: “Complementary and Alternative Medicine” and “Drug Information Online.”

Part One looks at key internet information resources related to complementary and alternative medicine.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to conduct searches on such sites as “MedlinePlus,” “PubMed,” “Allied and Complementary Medicine,” “Alt-HealthWatch,” IBIDS, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Part Two focuses on several consumer health Web sites that provide good, reliable prescription drug information written at a level that a consumer can read, understand and follow.

Both English and Spanish resources will be covered.

The following morning, January 24 at 10am, Auflick will return to present a workshop on “Obesity and Diet.”

This workshop will discuss the differences between obesity and “being overweight” and will focus on both the health consequences of obesity and the steps individuals can take to combat it.

Current diets such as Atkins and Weight Watchers will also be considered, and a variety of Web sites that provide additional information will be highlighted.

These workshops are part of the “'Feel Great in ’08!' Health Information Series” developed by the Copper Queen Library for presentation throughout the year.

For information, contact the library at 432-4232.