Fracture by Megan Miranda

Delaney Maxwell falls through the ice on the local lake and is underwater for eleven minutes before her best friend, Decker Phillips, pulls her out. The doctors all say that Delaney is in a coma, brain damaged, and will never recover. Six days later, Delaney wakes up perfectly normal except for her highly abnormal MRI. Everyone wants her to be her old self: her parents, her friends, especially Decker, but something is different about Delaney because she now knows when someone is going to die.

This YA fiction novel will suck you right under the it’s icy surface into Delaney’s world. Check it out!

Medline Plus- Excellent Resource

Medline Plus is a really great resource for patrons regarding medical questions. The website isĀ  run by the U.S. Library of Medicine. It focuses on three main subject headings: Health Topics, Drugs & Supplements, and Video & Cool Tools. The website provides information about diseases, diagnoses, and even shows videos of surgical procedures if the patron is interested.

I recently used this website to look up an endoscopy before my procedure. I watched what was basically a Powerpoint about the whole process. The presentation took me through it step-by-step: what I should do to prepare, the procedure, what to expect afterwards, etc. It was a great tool and it helped me to know what to expect.

It’s a great resource and I highly recommend it. Check it out here.