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INDEXES & DIRECTORIES

AMA Physician Select, On-Line Doctor Finder

Healthcare.gov

Health Care Report Cards
This site provides ratings by state, geographic area, and hospital for performance in various specialties and procedures. (03/01)

HealthFinder
Government health site with links to resource-rich health links covering all sorts of health conditions. Covers everything from Acne to Zidovudine.

GENERAL

Complete Home Medical Guide
Full text source from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Facts About Environment-Related Diseases and Health Risks
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences created this site as a link to information on diseases in which the environment plays a role.  There are many fulltext factsheets and pamphlets available, as well as an "A to Z" listing of environmental diseases designed for middle and high school students.

Go Ask Alice!
Columbia University's Health Education Program - health questions and answers.

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
Univ. of Iowa

Health A to Z

Health Information and Statistics
Texas Dept. of Health links.

Health World Online ~ Library
Particularly good for alternative medicine topics.

Human Anatomy Online
The Information Graphics Corporation produces this site in part as a means of advertising their Insight Reference Series. Despite the commercial intent, the information available is both valuable and free. High school students in particular will find the descriptions, animations, and labeled diagrams of the body's systems to be of use when assignments are due.

Intelihealth
Johns Hopkins University and Aetna joint venture with world-class doctors providing answers on common ailments.

Internet Mental Health
A commercial-free site with descriptions of common mental disorders, information on diagnosis criteria and common drug treatments, and lots of links to other mental health information on the Internet.

KidsHealth
The Nemours Children's Clinics sponsor the KidsHealth web site dedicated to all aspects of children's and teens' health.  The site is aimed at both parents and children: you can find articles to help children learn more about staying healthy or coping with medical problems, as well as articles directed at parents.

Martindale's Health Science Guide

Mayo Clinic Health O@sis
Daily news on diseases, treatments, drugs, diet.

Medline:PubMed ~ Internet's Grateful Med

Merck Manual
Some sections of the home ed. and the entire 1992 doctor's edition are available.

Multilingual Medical Glossary ~ Search Page

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Check out the 'Health Information and Education Programs' section for information on digestive, endocrine, metabolic, kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, as well as on diabetes, nutrition, and obesity.

National Library of Medicine

National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD)

National Women's Health Information Center
A great source for links to Internet sites concerning all sorts of women's health conditions and issues.

Needy Meds

NeedyMeds.com has information on assistance programs offered by various pharmaceutical companies; however they do not supply medicine or financial assistance themselves.

OBGYN.net -- The Obstetrics and Gynecology Network
"A physician reviewed service offering medical professionals, women and industry a home for publishing, accessing information and global interaction."  Consists of "three sections, each focusing on different segments of the women's health community: Medical Professionals, Medical Industry and Women."  Also has information in Spanish and Portuguese.

Office of Rare Diseases
National Institute of Health.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man Database
This website is part of the National Center for Biotechnology Information. It includes, among many other things, research histories of many genetic conditions.

Patient Advocacy Resources: A Guide for Patients and their Families

This resource guide has been created to assist consumers in becoming advocates for their own health.  The world of medicine is undergoing incredible changes in methods of treatment as well as the process by which care is delivered to the consumer. Becoming informed and working as a partner with health care providers helps to insure that the best possible treatment and outcome will be achieved. 

ASPRS/PSEF Plastic Surgery Information Service
This web site is sponsored by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS) and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF). It "provides background on the history and wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures as well as offering a plastic surgeon referral service. There is also information on ASPRS, PSEF and other plastic surgery organizations."

RU-486
Links to numerous articles on the new abortion pill now legal in the U.S.

Texas Bureau of Epidemiology
"This site was created in the hope of providing you information about the discipline of Epidemiology, about selected diseases, injuries, environmental exposures, and epidemiologic investigations in Texas, and about the work of our Bureau." A great place to get current statistics and reports on health in Texas.

Texas Hospital Association Online

The thriveonline Health Library
thriveonline's health library covers topics from fitness to nutrition with factsheets, article summaries, and links to other resources.

Virtual Hospital

Women's Health Information Center
The Women's Health Information Center, offered by editors of JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA), provides the latest research and clinical information on women's health issues for physicians and other health professionals. It includes current health news, a library section with some fulltext articles, and centers for specific topics such as STDs and contraception.

WWW of Fitness

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

AIDS

Aids Knowledge Base
A textbook on HIV disease from the University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco General Hospital.

Arthritis

AllAboutArthritis.com
"All About Arthritis will publish timely, professionally reviewed, medically accurate information on arthritis. Visitors will also find information on recent health care developments in arthritis management. All content, except for the Reuter's news feed, is either authored by a physician or other healthcare provider or reviewed by a member of our editorial board before being published on the site." NOTE: This site is run by Johnson & Johnson and reserves the right to NOT publish information about products produced by their competitors.

Asthma, Allergy, and Intolerance

AllAllergy.net
"Everything intolerance, allergy, and hypersensitivity sufferers and health-care professionals need to know about this complex and rapidly-developing field is now within a few clicks of a mouse." An allergy specialist in South Africa is the CEO, Editor, and Designer of this site. He provides links to articles, organizations, books & journals, events, products, and an allergen database. Articles are rated, and links to sites that are designed for specific audiences (health professionals, teens, or kids) are marked with special symbols. The editorial policy is clear (although ads are included, they do not affect the site's content), and the organization of the site is obvious and well-planned.

Cancer

Texas Cancer Data Center
The TCDC web site is designed to assist the public in locating resources about the different phases of cancer care.  The TCDC is funded by the Texas Cancer Council (a state agency) and it has links and information about many TCC funded projects and publications.

Herbs
From Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. "provides objective information for oncologists and
healthcare professionals, including a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential benefits or problems. Evaluations of alternative or unproved cancer therapies are also provided."

Colds and Flu

Better Homes and Gardens Cold and Flu Guide
Check off the symptoms and an interactive program diagnoses cold, flu, or allergy (and recommends remedies).

Common Cold Centre
Information on the all-too-common cold from Cardiff University in the U.K.

FluNet
World Health Organization -- influenza information.

Other Specific Ailments

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The NIAAA site provides access to the fulltext of many of their publications, as well as to a database of citations on alcohol-related research. It also includes information on research programs and conferences, a FAQ file, and links to other alcohol abuse resources on the web.

LEARNING DISABILITIES

CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CHADD offers online fact sheets about ADD and links to other sites.

Learning Disabilities Online
Self described as "the interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children," this site includes in-depth articles on a wide variety of issues, as well as a comprehensive list of resources. Includes KidsZone, an area that showcases artwork and stories by kids with LD.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
This site offers a wealth of information on ADD, its treatments, support groups, legal issues, and more. Offers full-text articles by experts, links to other ADD Web sites, and areas for both teens and kids.

OTHER

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
A lot of information on prescription drugs and links to articles on newly approved drugs.

 

 

 

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