Supports research designed to improve the quality of healthcare.

Compare individual hospitals in Illinois.

Advice, checklists, links, and a support group bulletin board.

Current and past issues of this medical journal.

Demographic and professional information on individual physicians in the United States.

Site dedicated to improving the safety and quality of care provided to the public.

Find out if a doctor is board-certified by searching this highly reputable website.

A dictionary of medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical and healthcare acronyms and abbreviations.

Cancer Research.

Provides patients with reliable health care information from introductory to advanced texts.

Credible, current, and comprehensive cancer information from the National Cancer Institute.

Resources containing information concerning health questions.

Information from the Medical Library Association.

Focuses on care for the elderly.

From the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

Explains disorders, symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Provides health information on specific destinations.

Authoritative medication information to assist with personal healthcare management, such as prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional and herbal supplements, and drug interactions.

Support for family caregivers and the professionals who help them.

Information about marketed drugs from the National Library of Medicine.

Information on over 12,000 drugs.

Reviews health care plans.

Accurate and independent advice on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products.

Patient assistance programs offered by U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

FDA approved drug products.

National Library of Medicine.

Government site with local information, referral sources, and contact information on aging and caregiving.

Provides information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the U.S.

Health search engine, online health community, health news and tips, and consumer-friendly health information.

Dietary Supplements guide.

Free access to the A.D.A.M. medical encyclopedia, topical web casts, drug information from Clinical Pharmacology, a virtual reference library, and information about community programs.

Medical care encyclopedia with a focus on family health.

Provides accreditation to online health information sources.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.

Grades the performance of hospitals, physicians, and dentists.

A guide to health fraud and quackery.

Complete hearing aid and hearing loss information.

Provides free or low-cost medications to patients in need through their patient assistance programs.

Provides information on how well hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions.

Sponsored by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Information about all physicians licensed in Illinois, including disciplinary and legal actions.

State-level data on demographics, health, and health policy including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation.

Vital statistics, population, health indicators, and more.

Substance abuse information, prevention, treatment and services.

Provides assistance to Medicare consumers as well as health care providers who participate in the Medicare program.

More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic.

Valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.

Patient safety solutions in preventing errors from confusing drug names.

       
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Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
Want to boost your child’s reading enjoyment, confidence, and motivation? Reading to Maisy therapy dog is a great way to do it. Children aged pre-k through grade 5 are encouraged to attend. Reading sessions are individual, children read on a first come, first serve basis.
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Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
Storytime will begin with a show-and-tell time, where children will be able to share one show-and-tell item each with the group, followed by stories on various topics each week, and concluding with a related craft activity. This class is for Kindergartners through 3rd graders Registration Required.

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Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Events

 
Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
Want to boost your child’s reading enjoyment, confidence, and motivation? Reading to Maisy therapy dog is a great way to do it. Children aged pre-k through grade 5 are encouraged to attend. Reading sessions are individual, children read on a first come, first serve basis.
Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.