Updated: 14 Jan 2004
WI Health Resources:
24 Hour Call Services
WI Govt & Insurance
Doctors & Hospitals
Diet & Nutrition
First Aid & Safety
Who Can You Trust?
Note: these are mainly encyclopedic type sites with limited features.
You may want to
try the more comprehensive Indexes/All-In-One Sites.
& Wellness Resource Center
- Has an encyclopedia component but is also an excellent all-in-one site.
Free to you through your library, use your library barcode to access this
subscription database from home. This resource has online content and
quality unavailable at free websites.
Integrated features include: fulltext articles, a medical dictionary,
encyclopedia, drug finder, health news, health assessment tools, directory of
organizations, links to related websites, bibliographies of current relevant
books on your topic, and more.
adam Health Illustrated Encyclopedia
- From the Natl. Library of Medicine, over 4,000 topics, medical photographs and illustrations, for the layperson.
- An all-in-one site. At the left, under "Medical Info" are sections include: Diseases & Conditions, Check Symptoms,
Medical Library, Drugs & Herbs, Quizzes & Calculators, Clinical Trials, and insurance.
Under "Quizzes, Calculators" are "Illustrated guides
(scroll down the page to reach them). The "guides" have limited topics but good coverage and are animated.
stroke, diabetes I & II, breast cancer, coronary artery disease, depression,
Health Science Guide
- Mainly for professionals, but it's an extensive range of specialized
reference materials. (Scroll down page to view selections).
Natl. Organization for
- The largest database on rare disorders. Includes: over 1,100
diseases, over 900 FDA "orphan drugs", foundations, organizations,
agencies, and support groups.
- The Merck Manual of Diagnosis
and Therapy (17th ed.--1999)
- The general medical textbook used the most by medical professionals.
Content from hundreds of medical experts. Over 300 chapters on
diseases, disorders, and related drug information in 23 specialty
areas including nutritional disorders, cardiovascular disorders,
infectious diseases, gynecology/obstetrics, clinical pharmacology,
and poisoning. Entries include causes and risk factors, symptoms
and diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Searchable by keyword
and hyperlinks to chapters, topics, diagrams, and tables.
- The Merck Manual Home
Edition - 1997
- The version of the Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy for lay persons.
Information in everyday language on diseases, diagnosis, prevention,
and treatment. This is just part of the print edition, but it
contains entire sections on the heart, infections, the eye, and
gynecology and obstetrics. New: a new "Interactive Version"
(certain software and system requirements listed) provides animation,
photos, pronunciations, video, illustrations, and more.
- The Merck Manual of
Geriatrics - 3rd ed., Fall 2000
Features include a unique interdisciplinary approach that specifically addresses
the challenges facing geriatric care. It includes information on nursing
care, pharmacy issues, and discussions of the best drugs for the elderly.
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More interesting sites you might want to try.
Bug Book - the FDA's handbook on foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins.
A Future - includes the Species Database: "detailing nearly 7000 plants, all of which are either
edible, have medicinal properties or have some other use such as fibres, oils or soaps. For each plant the database contains
details of the uses of the plants, as well as information on the environment it will grow in, and cultivation details."
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