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Welcome to the Library for Health Information's Consumer Health Guide!


What is the Library for Health Information (LHI)?

The Library for Health Information (LHI) at the Ohio State University Medical Center provides in-depth, evidence-based consumer health information on any health topic.

How can I use this guide?

Navigate through this guide by clicking on the separate tabs on the left-hand side of the page. There is a next step suggestion at the bottom of each page.  Be sure to scroll all the way down on each page to access all the information.

What does this guide contain?

This guide provides resources for finding easy to read, easy to understand, reliable health information. This type of information is called consumer health information. 

Who is this guide for?

This guide is for patients, their families, and anyone in the community searching for reliable health information about their personal health, medicines, or medical treatments. 

Who can I contact for help?

At any time while you are using this guide and need help, please contact me. All research services provided by the LHI are confidential and free. 

Start your search here

Searching for health information on the internet can be information overload.

Taking a quick look at evaluating health information on the internet can save you time and frustration.

Here is a simple and quick guide for finding a website that is credible and trustworthy. 


The material provided by the Library for Health Information is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction.  Consult your health professional for advice relating to a medical condition.

Next Steps

Next step - go to Websites - click on the Websites tab on the left-hand side of this page. Click the Home tab on the left-hand side of the page to go back to the beginning of the guide at any time.