Massena hospital has online health library open to public
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:31 pm

MASSENA -- The online health library is a new component of Massena Memorial Hospital’s redesigned website. The site is at

The online library is a resource and does not replace physician advice, according to MMH.

People can also access the online health library by visiting, then scrolling down the page to the health library box.

Visitors can search for medical topics by typing a word or phrase in the search bar signified by the magnifying glass, searching articles through the A to Z listings or clicking on one of eight drop-down tabs: Conditions and Treatments; Health Centers; Drugs, Herbs & Supplements; Nutrition & General Wellness; Your Family; News Center; Healthy Living and Tools & Multimedia.

Thousands of topics from asthma to laryngeal cancer to weight training for women can be found on the library. Nutritional facts on food, ranging from alcoholic beverages to cooked kale to Wendy’s french fries are also featured on the database.

People can watch more than 90 videos to better understand a wide range of medical topics. Some of the videos give insights into how diabetes can affect a person’s eyesight, colon cancer screenings, and overcoming a relapse after quitting smoking.

Health topics can also be found on specific genders and age ranges.

Meanwhile, the “Healthy Living” tab has quick entries on smoking cessation, neck and back care, stress management and cholesterol.

New information is updated on regular intervals through a wire service subscription.

All printed articles in the online library can be translated into more than 100 languages.