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Consumer Health: General Info

Resources and Information for General Consumer Health

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Note: Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have specific questions about a personal medical problem, you should contact your professional healthcare provider.


The resources listed in this guide are designed to provide information to the general consumer. Information for health care professionals/students of a more technical nature than that sought by the consumer are listed in another guide. Please consult the guide for Medical Sites on the Web if you need that kind of information.

Other guides on this site that may be of interest:

Consumer Health Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Features important health articles, disease of the week, current outbreaks, popular journals, timely updates, and access to social media. (iOS)

Lose It App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Lose It!-Track food and exercise, plan meals, and stay motivated to make smarter choices and achieve your goal. (iOS)

My Diet Coach App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
My Diet Coach-A weight loss app that includes customized reminders, a visual weight tracker, daily challenges, and helpful tips. (Android)

Recovery Record App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Recovery Record-Manage your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Keep a record of meals, thoughts and feelings; access reflection images and affirmations; customize meal plans, coping tactics and recovery goals; and view charts that highlight insights, trends and progress. (iOS)


Zombies Run-Walk, jog or run anywhere in the world.Hear your mission and music through your headphones. If you’re chased by zombies, you’ll have to speed up! (iOS/Android)

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