Are you sick? Hurt? Feeling under the weather? Don’t worry… We’ve got just the thing.
The Health & Wellness Resource Center is just one of the many online databases that the TCC Library System provides for FREE to all Tarrant County College students, faculty, and staff. Published by the GaleNet reference group, this database hosts a wealth of information on all manner of illnesses and injuries and, like all of our subscription Databases, it is always available 24/7, from any internet-enabled device, if you log in with your current TCC credentials.
Were you bitten by a dog and want to see if the wound is infected? Click here. Are you doing research for a class presentation on the dangers of steroid abuse? No problem. Just click here. The Health & Wellness Center covers literally thousands of Diseases & Conditions in their massive database.
If your doctor prescribes a new medication and you have questions about the side effects or intended use, you can pull up the details for just about any meds on the market here. The directory also provides handy information on a wide variety of alternative remedies, homeopathic treatments, and herbal supplements.
The Health & Wellness Resource database also offers access to free online Risk Assessments that you can take from the privacy of your own home. Are you a smoker who wants to evaluate your chances of devevloping lung cancer? Are you worried about Acid Reflux disease, and how it will affect you? Click here to calculate your risks and read about signs and symptoms to watch for.
One of the best features of the H&WRC is that Gale publishes their information in layman’s terms. No medical jargon – – just plain, easy-to-understand language.
Of course, no online database could (or should) take the place of expert advice from a qualified physician. There are LOTS of amazing doctors out there… but you wouldn’t want to trust just anyone with all the decisions over your well-being. So keep yourself informed. When it comes to your health, or the health of a loved one, there’s no such thing as “too much information.”
The next time you’re not feeling so hot, consider consulting with the Health & Wellness Resource Center. You might just save yourself the cost of an office visit.
Be sure to check back later in August and see what our next Database of the Month will be. Until then, stay healthy, and we’ll see you in the library!
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This post was written by JAMES PONDER