Transcript: NC Health Info: Health Topics and Staying Healthy

Linda Johnsen, NC Health Info and Communications Manager at the Health Sciences Library provides an overview of the health topics and staying health sections of the site.


Hi, I’m Linda Johnsen. I’m a librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

NC Health info is the Health Sciences Library’s consumer health website. This online guide to reliable health information is specifically tailored for people in North Carolina. It is maintained by librarians here at the Health Sciences Library as well as by a number of volunteer librarians across the state of North Carolina.

In this video, I will showcase two sections of NC Health Info: staying healthy and safe, and health topics

Let us first take a look at the section called health topics. In your url type in

On our homepage you will find the health topics section here. Let’s say you want to learn more about breast cancer. Simply click on the title and you’ll see a number of boxes in which this topic is covered in more detail. Such as understanding breast cancer, managing cancer, tutorials and videos, North Carolina resources, support groups and forums, and mobile apps and tools. The support groups and forums section provides access to a number of resources that help you connect with people facing similar health issues.

The mobile app and tools section outlines a number of sections and options available to you to help you manage your medical condition. These apps and tools are used on mobile devices such as a smartphone.

All the health topic pages are arranged the same way and makes for easy navigation.

At the bottom of the Health Topics page you will also see a link titled Websites for Other Topics. When you click on this, it takes you to a list of recommended websites related to topics not covered in NC health Info.

Now let’s go back to the home page, and I will showcase a section called staying healthy and safe. This section is found here.

When you click on staying healthy and safe it will show you a number of relevant topics with a list of reliable resources on all aspects of staying healthy and safe. From how to exercise and maintain a healthy weight to immunization, and motor vehicle safety guidelines to disaster preparedness.

Let’s say you want to learn more about healthy eating. Simply click on the title, and you’ll see number of boxes in which the topic is covered in more detail including healthy eating, North Carolina resources, tutorials and videos, support groups and forums, and mobile apps and tools.

If you click on any of those particular links it will take you to reliable and easy to understand resources relevant to healthy eating.

Again all the staying healthy and safe pages are arranged the same way which makes them easy to navigate.

All the resources included on NC Health Info have been carefully selected by experienced librarians. However we do not maintain these external resources. So when you click on any of the external links, they will open a new tab and you will leave NC Health Info.

Librarians at the Health Sciences Library are here to help with your health information needs, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you have health related questions, the Ask Us box links to a page that allows you to reach our librarians through email or chat

Thanks for taking the time to learn about staying healthy and safe and health topic sections of NC Health Info

Last updated December 14, 2017 at 3:35 pm