Health, Medicine, and Wellness
- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES: HHS is the U.S.
government's principal agency for protecting the health
of all Americans and providing essential human services.
Many of the agencies listed below are part of HHS.
Includes searchable database.
for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC promotes
health and quality of life by preventing and controlling
disease, injury, and disability. Includes searchable database.
and Drug Administration: The FDA is the
public health agency charged with protecting American
consumers by enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several related public health
laws. Includes searchable database.
- healthfinder: Provides access to selected online
publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and
support and self-help groups, as well as the government
agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce
reliable information for the public.
- National Cancer Institute: The
coordinates the government's cancer research program, and
is the largest of the 17 biomedical research institutes
and centers that comprise the
Institutes of Health .
- National Center for Infectious
Diseases: The NCID
is committed to the prevention and control of
traditional, new, and reemerging infectious diseases in
the U.S. and around the world. Includes searchable
- National Institutes of Health --
Health Information Index: A selection of some NIH health
resources such as CancerNet.
- National Library of Medicine: The NLM maintains
the world's most extensive collection of published
National Science Foundation: The NSF is an
independent U.S. government agency responsible for
promoting science and engineering.
- American Medical Association: The AMA is a
professional association of physicians and medical
students dedicated to the health of America; includes
links to the Migraine Information Center, the HIV/AIDS Information Center, and KidsHealth.
- Combined Health Information Database: CHID is a
database produced by health-related agencies of the
Federal Government. It provides titles, abstracts, and
availability information for health information and
health education resources.
- Countway Library of Medicine: One of the largest medical
libraries in the world, serving the Harvard School of
Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School
of Dental Medicine, Boston Medical Library and the
Massachusetts Medical Society.
- Journal of the American Medical
publishes original, well-documented, peer-reviewed
clinical and laboratory articles on a diverse range of
medical topics. Includes searchable database.
- Medical Sciences and Health Care: The National Academy Press
Reading Room, "where you can read our collection of
on-line books and publications, pull one (or more) off
the shelf, sit back, make yourself comfortable
- Medical World Search
- Medscape: An interactive, multi-specialty,
commercial Web service for clinicians and consumers;
includes the Web's largest collection of free, full-text,
peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles. Site requires
free one-time registration. Includes searchable
- MedWeb: Biomedical Internet
MedWeb Keyword Index, a HUGE collection of medical and
health-related sites and publications, organized here by
England Journal of Medicine On-line: A weekly journal reporting the
results of important medical research worldwide,
published by Massachusetts Medical Society. Includes searchable database.
- Public Health Resources on the
Internet: a vast
meta-site covering topics like mental health, drug abuse,
health policy, communicable diseases, family studies,
food safety, and general medical information.
- RxList - The Internet Drug Index: Searchable drug index.
- Yahoo - Health: Yahoo's Health directory page.
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- American Cancer Society - Cancer
on cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and research.
- BreastCancerInfo.Com: The site of the Susan G. Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation, a national organization
fighting to eradicate cancer as a life threatening
disease by advancing research, education, screening, and
- Cancer Care, Inc.: Offers info about online support
groups, telephone counseling, and informational
materials. Also en Español.
- CancerNet: Up-to-date, accurate cancer
information by the National Cancer Institute's
International Cancer Center. All of the information
located on CancerNet is continually reviewed and revised
by oncology experts and is based on the latest research
in the field.
- FDA Certified Mammography Facilities: Listing of facilities providing
mammography which are certified by the Food and Drug
Administration as meeting baseline quality standards. The
list is searchable by area or zip code.
- Kids Konnected: This program was founded under the
premise that when a parent gets cancer, the entire family
is affected and the needs of the children must be
addressed. The web site has info on monthly meetings,
summer camps, books, and online chat.
- National Alliance of Breast Cancer
is the leading non-profit central resource for
information about breast cancer, with a network of more
than 375 organizations providing detection, treatment,
and care to hundreds of thousands of American women.
- National Breast Cancer Coalition: NBCC is a
grassroots advocacy effort in the fight against breast
cancer; the Coalition was formed in 1991 with one
mission, to eradicate breast cancer through action and
- National Cancer Institute
- Native American Cancer Research
by AMC Cancer Research Center in Denver, the program's
purpose is to develop and implement culturally relevant
and acceptable cancer prevention and control research
projects within local, regional and national Native
- OncoLink: A University of
Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource: Provides cancer-related links. Includes
National Breast Cancer Organization: Provides breast cancer information
and support; includes frequently-asked questions, BSE
information, a kid's corner, newsletter articles, and
publication ordering information. Includes searchable
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- American Board of Medical
Specialties "CertifiedDoctor" Home Page: The ABMS Public
Education Program's physician locator and information
service, developed to provide the public with two
distinct and unique services: a Verification Service and a Search Service.
- BetterHealth: An online health community with 27
interactive forums; includes message boards and the "Healthwise Handbook", a quick reference guide to over
180 health problems.
- GYN 101: From Pfizer, Inc., the purpose of
this site is to provide accurate information about
visiting a gynecologist. It is not intended to diagnose
medical conditions or recommend treatments.
- HealthWorld Online: Extensive site covering both
traditional and alternative medicine. "Areas"
include the Public Health Center, the Health Clinic, the Disease Center, and Alternative Therapy. Includes searchable database.
- HealthGate: The free pages include Healthy Woman, Healthy Parenting, and Diagnostic Procedures.
- Healthtouch®: Information on prescription and
OTC medications, pharmacies, and health information. Includes
- Healthy Ideas: Prevention Magazine's health site.
- Internet Medical News: Timely news from the world of
- Mayo Health O@sis: Health and wellness advice from
the Mayo Clinic. Includes searchable database.
- MedAccess: Health and wellness information. Includes
- Med Help International: Features the largest consumer
health information library in the world containing tens
of thousands of entries describing most illnesses &
diseases. Also includes 1,100 Patient Support Group
listings and two Public Forums. Includes searchable database.
- MedicineNet: MedicineNet is written by
board-certified family physicians and subspecialty
experts, all in active practice. Articles focus on
medical topics most likely affect the average person. Includes
- Mediconsult.com, Inc.: A "virtual Medical
Center" providing patient-oriented medical
information and moderated support to patients, families,
and health care professionals. Includes searchable database.
- Merck Manual: The Home Edition, based
on the textbook of medicine most widely used by health
care professionals in the U.S. and worldwide, transforms
the language of the professionals' version into commonly
used English while retaining all of the vital information
about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. The
web version contains only parts of the hard-copy book.
- NOAH: New York
Online Access to Health Home Page: NOAH -- created
by The City University of New York, The Metropolitan New
York Library Council, The New York Academy of Medicine
and The New York Public Libary -- strives to establish
itself as a unique, responsible and authoritative
bilingual health information site, dedicated to an
underserved population of health consumers, many of whom
are also Spanish speaking. Also en Español.
Nutrition for Normal People: Nutrition information from Conde
- Reuters Health Information Services: A health and medical global daily
news service to keep professionals and consumers abreast
of major news stories in healthcare.
- Sapient Health Network: An interactive health information
service developed for people with chronic and serious
illnesses. "Communities make up the central feature
of SHN. Through message board and chat
technologies, members of SHN help each
other with answers to questions, emotional support, and
friendship." Free membership.
- YourHealth: A magazine-style health site.
- Weight Watchers
Weight Loss News
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Academy of Pediatrics: The AAP and its
member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources
to the health, safety and well-being of infants,
children, adolescents and young adults. Includes
- BabyCenter: Tips and info for expectant and
- Children's Health/NOAH: New York Online Access to
Health (NOAH) -- created by The
City University of New York, The Metropolitan New York
Library Council, The New York Academy of Medicine and The
New York Public Libary -- strives to establish itself as
a unique, responsible and authoritative bilingual health
information site, dedicated to an underserved population
of health consumers, many of whom are also Spanish
speaking. This page is the children's health section of
this site; also en Español. Includes searchable database.
- Developmental and Behavioral
Information and educational materials about children and
families affected by developmental, learning, and
behavioral problems. Includes searchable database.
- Dr. Plain Talk: This site is intended to help
families have and enjoy healthy babies and infants; the
primary editor of the site is a pediatrician with over 20
- "International Child
Health" (INCH): The International Pediatrics
Digest of Current Information is a forum for an
up-to-date exchange of ideas, information, and events
about all aspects of the health and well-being of
- KidsHealth: Children's health and parenting
information, created by the Nemours Foundation. Includes
- MedWeb: Pediatrics: HUGE list of pediatrics-related
sites and publications, organized by subject.
National Academy for Child Development: The NACD designs
home educational and therapeutic programs for infants,
children and adults.
- PEDINFO Home Page: Index of pediatrics-related sites.
- PedsCCM: Pediatric Critical Care
is intended as a resource primarily for health care
professionals caring for critically ill and injured
infants and children.
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Saturday, December 01, 2007