Wednesday, August 5, 2009

EbscoHost: Healthy and Healthier

We have two, count 'em two, sources chock full of medical facts. Health Source: Consumer Edition and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition. You can see the difference right away. Consumer Edition will provide explanations I can readily understand. Nursing/Academic covers more esoteric disorders. So if you want info on why your sinuses drive you absolutely nuts the Consumer edition is just the thing. If you want in-depth studies of acromegaly, dive into Nursing/Academic. By the way, acromegaly is a "disorder that is caused by chronic overproduction of growth hormone by the pituitary gland and is characterized by a gradual and permanent enlargement of the flat bones (as the lower jaw)..." And I know this because both databases include Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary. Bonus!

Information and graphic source: Health Source via EbscoHost