Health & Wellness


obamacare-logo_fullThe Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the law that requires everyone to get health insurance. Visit our Affordable Care Act page for online resources and more information on this health care reform.




BadgerlinkBadgerLink Health Resources 
Health related articles, reports, brochures, book chapters and media relating to topics including health, prescription medications, alternative and holistic approaches to health care and more.



MedLine PlusMedline Plus
No ads, just reliable and authoritative information on health and drugs, including dietary supplements and herbals.  There are even videos of surgeries—want to see what they’re going to do to you when you get your knee replaced?  Medline Plus – en español.


Medline Plus: Guide to Evaluating Health Information
Learn how to evaluate a health website so that you get unbiased, reliable information. Guide to Evaluating Health Information- en espanol.


Medline Plus Website Video Tour 

Medline Plus Website Video Tour – en español



Merck ManualMerck Manual
Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language for consumers. All of the trusted information that was found in the Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is now available for free on the Merck Manual website.



For the person who wants in-depth information, PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.  Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.



Clinical TrialsClinical Trials
A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.


MedlinePlus Genetics
MedlinePlus Genetics provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.  The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional. See How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.


Healthy Aging Information
From the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), covering everything from cognitive health to advance care planning and chronic disease management.


U.S. National Library of Medicine: Tox Town
Get reliable information about environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals where you live, work, and play.  Want to learn more about algae blooms or how wildfires affect the environment?  This is the place!  There’s even a curriculum component for teachers (grades 9-12)!