Health Library

ShopPharm provides patients with the high-quality coverage of health, wellness and other medical information that consumers seek today. Also featured is a complementary and alternative medicine resource that covers an extensive range of natural and alternative treatments. ShopPharm offers detailed answers to the most-commonly-asked health questions. Supporting the needs of patrons and patients, these answers are provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information.

Health Topics

Read about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 1000 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues. ShopPharm health topics are regularly reviewed, and links are updated daily.

Drugs, Herbs and Supplements

Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.

Genetics

Find consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health.

Medical Tests

Learn about medical tests, including what the tests are used for, why a doctor may order a test, how a test will feel, and what the results may mean. Medical tests can help detect a condition, determine a diagnosis, plan treatment, check to see if treatment is working, or monitor the condition over time. A doctor may order these tests as part of a routine checkup, to check for certain diseases and disorders, or to monitor your health.

Healthy Recipes

Staying healthy can be a challenge, but simple lifestyle changes – like eating healthy meals and being physically active – can help a lot. Research shows that these changes can help you maintain a healthy body weight and reduce the risk of chronic disease. These recipes show you how to prepare tasty, healthy meals that help you develop a healthy eating pattern. A healthy eating pattern includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, fat-free or low fat dairy, various protein foods, and oils. It also means limiting saturated fats, trans fats, added sugars, and salt. Try these recipes as part of a healthy lifestyle.