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Subject Guides

  • African American Health
  • Alzheimers Disease - A form of dementia where people gradually lose their memory due to deteriorating changes to their brain. Patients also lose their ability to perform daily activities. Medicines are available which slow the progress of this disease.
  • Arthritis - Arthritis is pain, swelling, and stiffness in a joint. Arthritis has many causes and has a variety of forms such as bacterial arthritis, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Asthma - Asthma is a chronic condition of the lungs, where the bronchial tubes (or airways) become narrower making it difficult for the person to breathe. People with asthma are really sensitive to things like dust, exercise, and cigarette smoke.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Bestsellers Collection - Collection of popular books, many listed as New York Times bestsellers and written by contemporary authors. Located on the first floor across from the Library Services Desk.
  • Bioethics
  • Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of breast tissue cells. The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma which begins in the lining of the milk ducts. Lobular carcinoma begins in the lobules (milk glands).
  • Caregiving
  • Central NY Master of Public Health - The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a joint program offered by Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University.
  • Copyright & Fair Use
  • da Vinci Surgery - A specialized surgery which uses robots and computers which help doctors make very small incisions, or cuts into the patient. Robot surgery can be used for heart bypass, prostate, hysterectomy and other operations.
  • Diabetes
  • Exercise And Fitness - Resources for using physical activity to improve your health and well-being. This guide covers many different types of physical activities and you can find resources that focus on exercise for certain conditions or age groups.
  • Eye Health
  • Fibromyalgia - Fibromyalgia is a disorder which causes painful muscles, lack of sleep and overall fatigue. Patients describe flu-like symptoms. Sometimes the skin is effected. The FDA has approved one medication for fibromyalgia.
  • Headache - Some of the different types of headaches are, migraine, tension, cluster, and sinus. Headaches causes or triggers which are covered in this guide. Many medicines and pain relievers are used to treat headaches.
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Professionals
  • Herbal Information - Information on plants and natural (not man-made) products that are used improve health or treat health problems.
  • Herniated Disk - Disk pain can be from different parts of the spine. The lower back, middle, or upper/neck area can be effected. Many people benefit from nonsurgical treatment. For others, there are several surgical techniques which are used to help with back pain caused
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lactation Resources For Clinicians - Best-Practice Resources for Supporting the Breastfeeding Mother
  • MDConsult - alternative resources
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Humanities
  • Menopause - Menopause is the time at which menstruation (menstrual period) ceases, usually between 45 and 55 years of age. A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for one year. Changes and symptoms can start several years earlier.
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition for Kids
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis - Over 40 million people are affected by osteoporosis, a severe weakening of of bones. Osteoporosis can be diagnosed and treated with a proper diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. Medications are sometimes used with changes in life style to prevent fractures
  • Pediatric Residency
  • Refworks - Refworks is a writing and collaboration tool that helps gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
  • Resources for Upstate University Hospital Community Campus - Information about library services. Direct links to electronic books, journals, and databases available to staff located at the Community campus.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder - Sometimes called the "winter blues" or seasonal depression, SAD occurs when there is less natural sunlight. SAD can be treated with light therapy or medication.
  • Selected Internet Resources
  • Selected Internet Resources for Nurses
  • Shprintzen’s Syndrome
  • Sickle Cell - Sickle cell anemia is inherited or passed on from parents. It is very painful because red blood cells, which carry oxygen, are shaped differently. They get stuck in a person's blood vessels and prevent oxygen from going to other parts of the body. The blo
  • Smoking Cessation - There are many benefits and improvements to health when you quit smoking. This guide provides you with many sources for how to quit smoking, from the American Cancer Society, New York State Smoker's Quit site, and UPSTATE's Smoking Cessation Program.
  • Stevens Johnson
  • Thalassemia
  • Toxicology and Poison Prevention
  • Translations - Translations health information for patients, families and the general public. Many European languages included such as Spanish, French, German and Italian. Middle Eastern and Asian languages also available on selected health topics.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Traumatic brain injury happens after the head is struck or the head strikes another object. The resulting injury can be mild, moderate or severe. Treatment may consist of emergency management, with physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation.
  • Veterans and their Families -- Health information resources - Health Information Resources for Veterans and their Families