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The West Des Moines Library has empowered retirement days for me in two ways. One, I am able to read extensively in the newspaper and magazine sections. Two, I am able to borrow books to read rather than to purchase and keep in my now limited home library. An added feature is borrowing audiobooks to savor while I drive to visit family in other states. 

 

Databases – Health

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete™ is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. This database provides content covering key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Includes: Full text for more than 570 journals and magazines; full-text, evidence-based health reports; medical images and diagrams; full-text consumer health publications from the NIH, CDC and more; health reference books and encyclopedias; Animations with audio narration.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center

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Created for the health consumer, articles, tips, videos and more on diseases, healthy lifestyle, medications and more. In-library

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Health Reference Center Academic

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Created for the health professional, access to health and medicine journal articles and reference book content. In-library

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Nursing & Allied Health Collection

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Periodicals and reference book content supporting health professionals. In-library

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