Updated: 07 Jun 2004
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Databases: Health & Wellness Resource Center
Free to you through your library, use your library barcode to access this
excellent subscription database from home. This resource has online content and quality
unavailable at free websites. Integrated features include: related subtopics,
fulltext journal articles, a medical dictionary, encyclopedia, drug finder, health news,
health assessment tools, directory of organizations, links to related websites,
great bibliographies of current relevant books on your topic, and more.
- This top rated site for laypersons is from the Natl. Library
of Medicine. It's thorough, authoritative, current, clear
and easy to use. Search on any term or start with the health
topics list. A search on a condition results in: latest
related news, related articles, anatomy, treatments, current
clinical trials, aspects of the condition by age group, related
subtopics, specialist and organization directories, online
dictionaries, encyclopedias. Also in Spanish.
- Clear and lots of features. Search for information by keyword,
by "Diseases and Condition A to Z", or from the "Condition Centers". Drug information, First Aid, "Personal Health Scorecard", "Disease
Self Managers", "Healthy Lifestyle Planners", and more.
- One of the best commercial all-in-one sites on the web--and with an alternative
health focus. Offers patient advocate Dr. Dean Ornish, MD's - Lifestyle section, great
condition index, tools, and many other features.
- "Featuring Harvard Medical School's Consumer Health Information",
although a commercial site--lots of ads and graphics--it's
rich in tools and content on many topics. Features include: "Health A to Z" encyclopedia; diagnostic tools, etc.
"Ask the Expert" searchable archive of patient questions,
and the "Drug Resource Center" is from the "USP DI Vo. II, Advice for the Patient".
(New York Online Access to Health) --also
- Award winning health resource from the librarians of New
York. Excellent and vast, yet easy to use index of health
topics and subtopics with very good organization and selection
Index to the Internet: Health & Medicine
- "Information You Can Trust." The health section from the
award-winning searchable and annotated subject directory of
Internet resources selected and evaluated by the librarians
- also in Spanish
- From the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: comprehensive
resource for links to online content and publications, websites,
support groups, govt. agencies, and non-profit organizations.
Very easy to use.
Health Home Page - U. of Pittsburgh
- An annotated directory of sources of information on "unconventional,
unorthodox, unproven, or alternative, complementary, innovative,
integrative therapies". Includes practitioners' directories.
See also: CBTL Health & Medicine - Alternative
- More (reviewed) indexes / subject
Public Library: Health & Medical Sciences Reference
Directory of Internet Health Sources - U. of Iowa
Michigan ELibrary: Health Information Resources
from the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network Libraries
an information partnership of medical societies
Matrix - registration is required but safe.
- Commercial subject directories:
Open Directory - Health
Health/Fitness | Yahoo:
- The main clinical trial resource on the web. Over 7,500 trials
recruiting patients, organized by disease, category, and state.
Trial profiles, contact information, background info, news, an index of
current research, a current listing of newly
approved drug therapies, profiles of drugs currently in clinical
- The U. of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. The most comprehensive
cancer site offers info. by cancer type, treatment options,
a library, cancer resources, coping section, "Ask the Experts", clinical trials.
- Information on everything AIDS related.
Features include the "AIDS Knowledge Database", an online
question/answer service, policies, prevention, statistics, maps,
a Spanish version, news, support groups, clinical trials and more.
National Health Information
- This is a clearinghouse and referral center for 1800 organizations
dealing with diseases, addictions and health care issues.
Hmong Health - in Hmong
- A project of the National Library of Medicine providing health
content on the web for the Hmong community. Sections include:
Family Health, Healthy Living, Traditional Healing,
Health Conversations, Health Illustrations, Health Dictionary, Hmong Links.
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More interesting sites you might want to try.
Some highly publicized/commercial all-in-one sites:
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Est. during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, the museum
collected specimens for research in
military medicine and surgery. Today, artifacts include
President James Garfield's vertebrae, complete with his assassin's
bullet as well as the world's most comprehensive collection of
microscopes and a collection of developmental anatomy specimens. Permanent
exhibits on Civil War medicine, human anatomy, and AIDS.
The site includes a guide to the collections, policies, and
links to Civil War sites and the Armed Forces Institute of pathology.
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