Friday, February 19, 2010

Fauquier Health a Place for Reliable Health Information

Fauquier Health's fresh new website at is a great place to start if you are trying to research a particular medical issue or treatment.
In addition to hosting information about Fauquier Health – everything from orthopedic services to Bistro specials to details about the new assisted living facility – the website also has easy-to-navigate libraries of information about specific health problems.

Under the “Tools to Manage Your Health” section of the home page:
• Search the Health Encyclopedia for details on every condition, from anemia to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
• Look up a symptom, learn about a test, prepare for a surgery or procedure or learn what to do after being discharged.
• Find self-care instructions or questions to ask your doctor, or learn about nutrition, vitamins and special diets.
• You can read all about it or watch the high-definition videos – from “After your child's tonsil or adenoid surgery” to “What makes your heart beat?”
• Use the symptom checker where you can click on a picture of a person to point out where it hurts.
• See Q&As with local physicians in their areas of expertise.
If you would like to locate a physician in our area, that’s easy, too. Just click on “Find a Doctor” at the top of the home page and type in a name or a specialty. You’ll find a full biography with education, experience and contact information.

In addition to finding health information directly from, residents can find a host of health-focused databases through the health system’s partnership with the Fauquier County Library. The library interface can be accessed by clicking on “Health Information” in the “Tools to Manage Your Health” box.

● Type in search terms to be referred to books and periodicals on the subject you would like to learn about.
● Click on the “Browse all health resources” link to be sent to the Fauquier County Library online catalog. Check out these items with your Fauquier County Library card.
● Click on one of eight preselected topics — from joint replacement to pregnancy — to find specific resources relating to the subject.
● Using your library card, access hundreds of online medical journals, health-related videos and medical reference information. (If you don’t have a library card, you can apply for one here and get immediate access.)
● From the Health Information Library, visit a recommended, librarian-approved website like, or
● Find contact information on how to reach a Fauquier County librarian by phone, e-mail or in person.

1 comment:

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