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The Alternative Medicine Homepage is a jump station for sources of information on unconventional, unorthodox, unproven, or alternative, complementary, innovative, integrative therapies.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
TRICARE is a regionally managed health care program for active duty and retired members of the uniformed services, their families, and survivors. TRICARE brings together the health care resources of the Army, Navy and Air Force and supplements them with networks of civilian health care professionals to provide better access and high quality service while maintaining the capability to support military operations.
Unlike other health-related web sites, this one is specifically designed to address the force health protection and readiness requirements of the ARMY, particularly its Reserve Component.
Resources for specific health issues such as aging, AIDS, alcohol, arthritis, back pain, cholesterol, colorectal cancer, coronary artery disease, depression, diet and exercise, headache, prostate, smoking, sexually transmitted diseases, stress, and stroke.
Information pamphlets on a range of health topics including prostate cancer screening, hypertension, diet, lowering cholesterol and lifestyle.
Allhealth.com is the health channel of ivillage.com, the Women's Network. It has comprehensive information.
A comprehensive list of links to pages concerning breast cancer/cancer, reproductive health, reproductive rights, sexuality, women & AIDS, and general women's health provided by feminist.com, a grassroots community. Benefactors include The Gloria Steinem Fund.
Developed and maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Guide to web sites made available by World Wide Women, a comprehensive, up-to-date web search site devoted to offering valid, relevant links on women's topics. Health sites are arranged by subcategories: general, disease, nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, and safety.
CDC, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, is dedicated to promoting "health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability." Of special interest to the consumer are the resources about diseases, conditions, and other special topics arranged under "Health Topics A-Z," and "Travelers' Health," with health recommendations for travelers worldwide. There are also sections on health topics in the news and health hoaxes. Information is also available in Spanish.
From the Karolinska Institutet, Library, Stockholm, Sweden, these pages contain links to external ('no-charge') resources on the Internet dealing, in particular, with diseases and disorders, but also with a few other health/medical related topics. This site was one of the first medical lists of sites.
From the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site offers patient education documents for common medical concerns and conditions. All of the information within familydoctor.org has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians. The information is regularly reviewed and updated. The sections of the site include Health Info Handouts, AAFP Family Health Facts, Drug Information, Herbal and Alternative Remedies, FP Web Directory, and Self-Care Flowcharts.
Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
This site is a network of information services providing consumers with highly personalized interactive tools, including custom newsletters, personalized health information pages and personalized risk assessments. HealthCentral is one of the few sites to actually feature a medical librarian. Rochelle Schmalz, MLS, answers individual e-mail from people around the world on how to find online health and medical information.
Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, healthfinderÂ® directs you 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.
This site put up by the Medical College of Wisconsin Physicians & Clinics from the Medical College of Wisconsin has health information on many topic and includes news and features.
An extensive list of specialty and disease categorized single page patient education documents derived from professional and government organizations. In the Health Information Section, find up-to-date information on health, wellness, diseases, and illnesses. Other sections include: Drug Information Pharmacy Search Health Resource Directory and Product Information.
InteliHealth is a media company formed as a joint venture between Aetna U.S. HealthcareTM and the Johns Hopkins University Hospital and Harvard Medical School and University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. InteliHealth is a subsidiary of Aetna U.S. Healthcare and InteliHealth is funded by Aetna U.S. Healthcare to the extent not funded by revenues from operations. The information is drawn from reliable branded sources. All information and products on the site are looked at by a team of top medical experts before inclusion, to ensure reliability.
MayoClinic.com offers a wealth of easy-to-understand information on health and medical topics. New material is added every workday, all reviewed for accuracy by Mayo Clinic experts.
This set of resources is produced by some of the nation's leading medical societies, including the American Medical Association. Medem's Medical Library has a full range of patient education information.
Use the Search engine to locate conditions. Patients can ask questions of doctors -- unlike some "ask the doctor" sites, this one meets high standards -- HON Code approved.
Medical Library Association’s Top Ten Useful Web Sites
MedWeb is a catalog of health related web sites maintained by the Emory University Health Sciences Center Library to provide access to biomedical information to improve education, research and patient care. There is a search box, a "Browse by Subject" link, and a health topics list under Consumer Health.
NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. The site includes the Health Information Resource Database that contains information on 1,500 organizations and government offices.
NOAH:New York Online Access to Health is a unique collection of state, local and federal resources selected by editors with consumers in mind. Searchers may select from a list of Health Topics that are then narrowed to include definitions, care and treatment, and lists of information resources. Many bilingual resources. Includes a Spanish list of resources.
From The Virtual Hospital at the University of Iowa. The Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients. The Virtual Hospital digital library contains hundreds of books and brochures for health care providers and patients, and makes the Internet a useful tool for medical reference and health promotion.
This site provides access to all government agencies that provide services for seniors (for example, Social Security, Medicare and Veterans Affairs). The idea is for seniors to be able to search for government information and programs that meet their needs without having to know the name of the agency responsible for that service. For instance, on the "General Health Resources" page, there are links to Medicare's "Participating Physician Directory" and "Prescription Drug Assistance Programs" information as well as FDA and other government (and some non-governmental organizations) consumer guides targeted toward seniors.
HIV InSite is a project of the University of California, San Francisco AIDS Research Institute. Designed as a gateway to in depth information about particular aspects of HIV/AIDS, it provides numerous links to many authoritative sites. These include a Directory of Legal Resources for People with AIDS & HIV by the American Bar Association and an Online Guide to HIV Clinical Trials in the United States.
Oncolink provides information solely on the various forms of cancer. The site may be searched a number of ways and includes disease oriented menus, medical specialty oriented menus, cancer causes, screening, and prevention, clinical trials, and global resources for cancer information.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community- based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. Local phone number: 791-9900.
American Diabetes Association
Created by the pediatric medical experts from children's health facilities nationwide, Kidshealth provides up-to-date information about growth, food and fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments.
A teddy bear goes through several routine medical procedures, explaining them in easy to understand terms. This site is beautifully illustrated and excellent for explaining medical procedures to small children.