Indexes citations related to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in journals in the National Library of Medicine's Medline database.
Dictionaries -- MEDLINE Plus Health Information (NLM)
Collection of web medical dictionaries.
Drug Information -- MEDLINE Plus Health Information (NLM)
Guide to more than 9,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Health Information Resources (Michigan Electronic Library)
Links to useful reference sources for health or medical information
Presents itself as the "ultimate online health reference."
Resources for drug and medical information, with the full text of the PDR Family Guides to: Prescription Drugs, Women's Health, Clinical Trial Information and other publications, including some full-text articles form medical journals. Free registration is required for use.
Provided by The National Women's Health Information Center
"The Nation's Prevention Agency" -- includes travelers' health, health topics A-Z, statistics, and much more
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section
Evaluates web sites based on the following criteria: credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and disclaimers.
A source of drug, herbal, patient, and disease management information.
familydoctor.org -- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Covers more than 250 health topics for the whole family.
Covers foodborne illness, nutrition, dietary supplements; prescription, gneric, and over-the-counter drugs; pacemakers, contact lenses, Lasik surgery, and hearing aids; and much more
Health and medical information and resources.
Health Information -- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Healthfinder -- U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Consumer access to dozens of sites and groups on topics such as AIDS, allergies, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, mental health, and substance abuse
Links to a variety of health information resources
Health education resource, offering treatment options, prevention methods and more.
Full-text search engine of 100,000 Web pages from selected sites, that "will automatically recognize terms from its thesaurus in your entry and hyperlink them in the page with the search results. . . ."
MEDLINE Plus Health Information -- National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Information on hundreds of diseases, conditions and wellness issues
Dictionaries –-collection of web medical dictionaries
Drug Information –-guide to more than 9,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications
Health Topics–-resources for a range of health topics; includes interactive health tutorials
PubMed –-access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals.
Presents itself as the "ultimate online health reference." An excellent online resource for medical information.
Health information resource for women. Includes a call center that provides free health information in response to questions.
Bilingual health information site, dedicated to underserved populations of health consumers, many of whom are also Spanish speaking.
Nutrition.gov -–U.S. Department of Agriculture
Gives information on nutrition, healthy eating, and food safety.
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Virtual Hospital -- Univ. of Iowa Health Care
Medical reference and health promotion tool for health care providers and patients; contains hundreds of books and brochures for health care providers and patients.
OncoLink -- Univ. of Pennsylvania and major pharmaceutical companies
Types of cancer, treatment options, coping, clinical trials, cancer resources.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Offers a health topics list, an online medical encyclopedia, links to recent medical news, chat groups (focused on breast cancer and other issues), chat transcript files, "Ask Our Experts," and other features.
Men's Health and Wellness -- National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General -- U.S. Public Health Service (PHS)
Mental Health, United States -- SAMHSA
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) -- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin (2009) - Social Security Admin.
Green Book: Overview of Entitlement Programs -- U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means
Provides program descriptions and historical and current data on Medicare, health care expenditures, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, and other health topics.
Health, United States, with Socioeconomic Status and Health Chartbook -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Annual report on the health status of the United States. .
MedlinePlus Drug Information - National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institute of Health (NIH).
CDC Home Travel Information Page - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Health information for travelers.
Health precautions, disease risk summaries and much more information for international travelers
Administration on aging - Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - (formerly Health Care Financing Admin. [HCFA]) Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
General information for consumers and beneficiaries and specific professional/technical information for researchers and analysts on Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Food and Drug Administration (Internet FDA) - Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Health, United States - National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Annual report on trends in health statistics, includes a chartbook with text, figures, and a tables section with detailed data bases.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Institute of Mental Health - Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health - Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Prevention Information Network (CDC NPIN) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Formerly known as the National AIDS Clearinghouse
Occupational Safety and Health Admin. (OSHA) - Dept. of Labor (DOL)
"The Nation's Prevention Agency"
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information on drugs of abuse, community guide and other publications
Drug abuse treatment and prevention, domestic law, and interdiction and international drug trade
Healthywomen.org -- National Women's Health Resource Center (HHS)
National clearinghouse for women's health information.
Womenshealth.gov -- National Women's Health Information Center (HHS)
Health information on women's health research, services and education.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau -- Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Admin. (HRSA)
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