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HEALTH & MEDICINE

 

DATABASES

  • Contemporary Women's Issues
    Coverage of topics relevant to women around the world, including health.

  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
    Provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

  • Health Reference Center Academic
    Provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers.

  • Nursing and Allied Health
    Covers all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
    Covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine, the database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

 

 

ONLINE COURSES

Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Learn the basic characteristics of the four main types of tissues, the general and special senses, cellular metabolism, body chemistry, and significant events in the life span, from fertilization through old age.

Handling Medical Emergencies
This course will identify common medical emergencies affecting children and adults, help you recognize signs and symptoms, and teach you how to render appropriate emergency care.

Anxiety Therapy 101
Gain an understanding of anxiety in all of its manifestations, as well as learn proven therapies from both traditional and alternative medicine

Nutrition 101
Improve your health and your life through nutrition and exercise. Create nutrition and health goals to motivate you to become a healthier you. Make meaningful, lasting changes to your diet that last.

 

 

WEBSITES

Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services Inc/ANHSI
2 East Glebe Rd, Alexandria, VA 22305, 703-535-5568
Provides primary health care to anyone regardless of age, income, health insurance, place of residence, or ability to pay.

MAPS Clinic
George Mason University's Mason and Partners (MAP) interprofessional clinics serve the uninsured, immigrant, and refugee community within Prince William and Fairfax counties in Northern Virginia.

City of Alexandria Health Department
Information about health initiatives and public health information for the City of Alexandria.

Flora Krause Casey Health Center
Services for pregnant women and new mothers, as well as HIV Case Management services for eligible persons.  Eligibility may depend on family size, income, and Alexandria residency.

Teen Wellness Center at TC Williams High School
Services for teens (12-19 years old) who are residents of the City of Alexandria including physicals, immunization, heath education and counseling. Services are free and confidential.

City of Alexandria Recreation Centers
Information about local Recreation center locations, programs and classes.

Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria
A citizen-led coalition of non-profit organizations, schools, municipal agencies, local businesses, government and community leaders, and concerned citizens joined together to promote and preserve a healthy Alexandria community.

MedlinePlus
Information for patients and their families and friends about diseases, conditions and wellness issues, provided by the National Institute of Heath.

Flu.gov
Information about flu treatment, prevention and planning from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services.

Guide to Seasonal Flu For Seniors
Information from the National Council For Aging Care about flu and seniors.

My Plate
Information from the US Department of Agriculture on using "My Plate" dietary guidelines.

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
Information for public health emergency preparedness from the Centers for Disase Control and Prevention.

Healthcare.gov
Search for health insurance, update your plan, get information about a special enrollment period, submit documents and more.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Northern Virginia
Offers classes, support groups to individuals living with a mental health condition, and family members and friends, at no cost to participants.

Alexandria Bikeways Network
The Alexandria Bikeways map of trails and on-road bike routes is available upon request. The map includes useful phone numbers and resources, a great regional trails map, safety tips and more.

Ride the City DC
Interactive Alexandria/DC bike path map.

North Virginia Magazine Trail Guide
The following biking and jogging trails offer a beautiful respite from stuffy gyms; whether you’re seeking a challenging solo ride or leisurely family adventure, the area has something to offer.

Washington Running Report
Includes training resources, race news, and a comprehensive race calendar covering DC, MD, & VA.