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Open Enrollment - Health Insurance

  • If you are looking for health insurance and are not eligible for Medicare, visit the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace ends March 31, 2014.

See the General Health and Wellness Subject Guide in addition to the sources below.

Feel free to ask Library staff for further assistance. These resources are intended for informational purposes only.

Last updated 12/13/2013

Databases

  • Alt HealthWatch

    Focuses on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Includes reference books, physician-generated videos, medical images, diagrams and more. Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

Catalog Links

  • The Longevity Kitchen : Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods

    A collection of 125 delicious whole-foods recipes showcasing 16 antioxidant-rich power foods, developed by wellness authority Rebecca Katz to combat and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, arthritis, and other conditions that plague American adults, enabling readers to live longer, healthier lives.



  • The Longevity Project : Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life From the Landmark Eight-Decade Study

    This landmark study--which Dr. Andrew Weil calls "a remarkable achievement with surprising conclusions"--upends the advice we have been told about how to live to a healthy old age. We have been told that the key to longevity involves obsessing over what we eat, how much we stress, and how fast we run. Based on the most extensive study of longevity ever conducted, "The Longevit read more >>

  • O.J. in the Morning, G&T at Night : Spirited Dispatches on Aging with Joie de Vivre

    When youngsters in their seventies and eighties, nervously lurching toward the horizon of ninety, ask me, "What's the secret?" That's what I tell them: "O.J. in the morning, gin and tonic at night." A nonagenarian, novelist, playwright, and biographer, A.E. Hotchner writes about living well into your ninetie read more >>

  • Stages of Senior Care : Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions

    A USA TodayBESTSELLER! "Informative. Complete. And practical. This book will guide family caregivers through the surprisingly complex world of senior care." —MEHMET OZ, M.D.,New York Timesbestselling coauthor ofY OU: The Owner's Manual: The Complete All-in-One Care GuideChoosing the best care for your aging parents and other seniors in your life is not only complex, with  read more >>

  • Treat Me, Not My Age:A Doctor's Guide to Getting the Best Care As You or a Loved One Gets Older

    A must-have manual for anyone 40+ to take control of their health in a broken health-care system. Too often our culture defines the aging process negatively, instead of embracing it as a natural part of life. Nowhere is this problem more pronounced than in our health-care system, where "ageist" medicine often serves to worsen o read more >>

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