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MEDICAL QUESTIONS?

Do you have questions about a personal health or medical concern?  Several options are available to help you get the answers you need.

OPTION 1:
THIS SERVICE IS FOR CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS ONLY . To get answers to your medical questions, contact Healthnet at the University of Connecticut Health Center Library – 860/679-4055.  Experienced medical information professionals will research a medical topic for you and provide you with a free customized packet of information based on your specific needs.  We will mail the information to your home or you may pick it up at the library.  The resources we use to answer your questions include medical textbooks, medical journals, computer databases, and  the Internet. Healthnet staff is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Please remember that Healthnet cannot provide medical advice, opinion, or recommendations.

OPTION 2:
If you want to do your own research, consider using your local public library.  Many public libraries in Connecticut have books, computer databases, and access to the Internet to help you find the answers to your medical questions.  Ask a Reference Librarian at the public library for assistance with your research.  If you are unable to find the information you need, you can call Healthnet.

OPTION 3:
You may also use the resources of the Health Center Library to do your own research.  The Library is open to the public; for a schedule of hours, see our hours of operation   You may use our books, computer databases, and medical journals in the library and copy any information you need.  If you plan to use our library, you may want to do so when a professional Information Services librarian is available to assist you.  Assistance is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about our consumer health library resources, see Consumer Health Resources in the Health Center Library . For information about other Library services and information resources see the  Library's homepage.

The following are a few examples of the types of questions individuals may have:

  • What current treatments are recommended for rheumatoid arthritis?
  • What are the long term effects of surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?
  • Does the herb St. John's wort really help depression?
  • My 6 month old son was just diagnosed with celiac disease. Do you have any information about this condition?
  • My doctor prescribed Prilosec for heartburn.  Are there any side effects?

Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network
Lyman Maynard Stowe Library
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington CT 06034-4003
Telephone: 860-679-4055
E-mail: richetelle@nso.uchc.edu

For information about other Healthnet resources and services, including resource guides, recommended books and  Internet links on many health topics, visit the  Healthnet home page


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