Drop-in Health Library

You can hang out and read or check out materials from the Vaden Health Library sponsored by Wellness and Health Promotion Services (HPS) . It contains a wide variety of professional and consumer-oriented books, journals, reference articles, brochures and videos. The Health Library is a great resource for students. The HPS receptionist will be happy to help you find what you’re seeking.

To see a partial list of holdings, click on the following topics:


General Health

  • First Aid for Children
  • Immunization: An Informed Decision
  • Managing the Common Cold
  • Oh, My Aching Back!
  • Vaden Health Center Brochures

Women’s Health

  • Examine Your Breasts (shower card)
  • Get Involved (Facts about Breast Cancer)
  • Getting What You Want from Your Health Care Provider
  • How to Do Breast Self-Examination
  • WCC: Stanford Women’s Health Community Center
  • Women’s Health: What’s Normal, What’s Not
  • You Can Help Keep Your Breasts Healthy
  • You’ve Been Told You Have Breast Cancer

Men’s Health

  • How to Do a Testicular Self-Exam (shower card)
  • Men’s Health: What’s Normal, What’s Not

Help on the Way Self-Care Series

  • Help on the Way: Acne
  • Help on the Way: Asthma
  • Help on the Way: Female Athletic Triad
  • Help on the Way: Flu
  • Help on the Way:Sinusitis

Taking Care of You Series

  • Taking Care of Basic Health Needs
  • Taking Care of Computer Users
  • Taking Care of Constipation
  • Taking Care of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Taking Care of Your Ankles
  • Taking Care of Your Back
  • Taking Care of Your Cold
  • Taking Care of Your Headache

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Emotional Health

  • Dealing with Depression: What Everyone Should Know
  • Stress in College: What Everyone Should Know

Help on the Way Emotional Health Series

  • Help on the Way: Depression
  • Help on the Way:Panic Attacks

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 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs: Risky Business
  • Alcohol: Decisions on Tap
  • Alcohol Poisoning: What Should I Know about It?
  • Binge Drinking: What Should I Know about It?
  • Drinking and Sex
  • Drinking: What’s Normal, What’s Not
  • Getting What You Want from Drinking
  • Hazing
  • How to Help a Friend with a Drinking Problem
  • If You Drink Alcohol (Facts)
  • Incredible Marijuana Facts
  • Social Drinking: How Can I Be Successful at It?
  • The Most Addictive Drug: Tobacco

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  • A Guide to Primary Prevention of Eating Disorders
  • Am I on My Way to an Eating Disorder?
  • Eating Disorders: Awareness and Prevention
  • FACTS: Iron
  • Get the "B" Attitude
  • How to Help a Friend with Eating and Body Image Issues
  • The Gurze 2002 Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue

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 Sexual Health

Sexual Health for Men and Women

  • Astroglide: Second Only to Nature
  • Birth Control Facts
  • Contraception: Choosing a Method
  • Getting What You Want from Personal Relationships
  • Man to Man (Gay Health)
  • Reality: Female Condom
  • Vaginal Dryness and Personal Lubricants
  • Woman to Woman (Lesbian Health)
  • You May Not Be Ready to Have a Baby

Protect Your Sexual Health from Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • HIV Infection and AIDS: What Everyone Should Know
  • HPV: What’s That?
  • Herpes Simplex, Chlamydia
  • Making Sex Safer
  • Men Protect Your Sexual Health
  • Safer Sex
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Everyone Should Know
  • STI Facts: Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • The ABC of Viral Hepatitis
  • There’s Still No Cure for AIDS
  •  What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You (AIDS)
  •  Women and AIDS
  • Women Protect Your Sexual Health

Sexual Assault and Harassment

  • Acquaintance Rape: What Everyone Should Know
  • Date Rape Drugs: What Are They and Should I Be Worried?
  • Finding Your Voice Can Help You Heal (Rape)
  • Getting What You Want from Personal Relationships
  • Information and Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault
  • The Mid-Peninsula Rape Crisis Center
  • Things You Can Do to Help a Friend (Rape)

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