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Online Health Search Engine

Salem Memorial District Hospital understands the desire family members and patients have to conduct online health research. Below you will find a research library to tens of thousands of health sources where you may read and examine health topics of interest to you. The program includes the Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary, a research engine, and the FastNurse Personal Research Service, as well as other interesting components.

Though your doctor is the best source of accurate information, this online educational library of comparative health information links gives you a starting point for research so you do not have to turn to other popular search engines.

Want to try this quick widget to see where you might need to focus your health checkups? The results will open in a new browser window.

Salem Memorial District Hospital is proud to announce we received the Missouri Time Critical Diagnosis System Level IV designation on 11/30/16. We thank all of our physicians and employees that made this designation a reality to better serve our patients. Remember, we are committed to every patient, every encounter, every time. You can also learn more about how to recognize strokes here.

Need assistance in quitting tobacco use? Here's another reminder why it's imperative to: Toss out the Tobacco. It's never too late to quit! Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits. It improves your health and lowers your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and other smoking-related illnesses. Also avoid secondhand smoke. Inhaling other people's smoke causes health problems similar to those that smokers have. Babies and kids are still growing, so the poisons in secondhand smoke hurt them more than adults. The link has other articles to learn more about other health concerns for everyone.

Are you prepared for extreme weather events? Advance planning for thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, and floods requires specific safety precautions. You can follow many of the same steps that you would for all extreme weather events. Learn more by visiting: this website. Keep an emergency kit on hand. Some items to include are:
     * A battery-operated flashlight, a battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio, and extra batteries for both
     * An emergency evacuation plan, including a map of your home and, for every type of severe weather emergency, routes to safety from each room
     * A list of important personal information, including:
          -telephone numbers of neighbors, family, and friends (what if your cell phone isn't operational, do you know how to reach them without it?)
          -insurance and property information
          -telephone numbers of utility companies
          -medical information

What is Lead? There has been so much in the news from Flint, Michigan, that it might be time to learn more about this naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth's crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals causing unexpected health effects. Protect yourself and your loved ones by learning more at EPA's website.

Missouri's Third Leading Cause of Death is by a stroke, so if you suspect someone may be having a STROKE... THINK FAST: Face numbness or weakness, especially on one side; Arm numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; Speech slurred or difficulty speaking, understanding or sudden confusion; Time to CALL 911 - especially if there is a sudden loss of vision, loss of balance with dizziness, or severe headache. It is important to get to the hospital fast if you suspect a stroke. Time Lost Is Brain Loss.

Health Topics

Below are a list of some topics you might want to explore on Top Health Websites. Remember, don't rely on internet searches when it is an emergency or health issue. Discuss your health with your physician and call 9-1-1 for help with emergencies.

Heart Disease
High Blood Pressure
Colds & Flu
Accidents/Health Emergencies

For other health topics please click here.

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FastNurse Personal Research Coordinator