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An Important Note: information provided by these internet sources is for general information and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Any medical or other decisions should be made in consultation with your physician.
|MedlinePlus Consumer Health Info : The most up-to-date quality health care information on the Internet. Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Includes Spanish.|
Alternative Medicine : Site offers links to the indexes, guides and directories of health supersites. Start here to avoid ads and quackery in alternative and complementary medicine.
American College of Surgeons : Patient Education : Current info about surgical procedures, diseases, tests, medications, and pain management.
CAPHIS: Web Sites You Can Trust : A directory of 100 quality health information sites collected, evaluated and reviewed by the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention : Full-text of CDC data on statistics, fact sheets, traveler's health, prevention guidelines, bioterrorism, infectious diseases, and more. Includes Spanish.
Clinical Trials : Current information about clinical research studies. The registry features information on nearly 4,000 clinical trials occuring in 50,000 different locations, involving drugs, herbals, and alternative therapies.
Healthfinder : Free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Includes Spanish.
Household Products Database : Easy-to-understand information on the potential health effects of more than 2,000 ingredients contained in more than 4,000 common household products. From the National Institutes of Health.
Lab Tests Online : Produced by a collaboration of professional societies representing the lab community, this site is designed to help the patient or caregiver to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.
Mayo Clinic : Comprehensive collection of health information sponsored by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
MEDEM Health Care Information : Click on Medical Library to access patient education information. All of MEDEM's health care information has been provided and approved by the nation's leading medical societies.
The National Cancer Institute : Recent and accurate cancer information for health professionals and patients. Summaries include treatment, screening, prevention, and supportive care information. Includes Spanish.
NIH Senior Health : From the National Institutes of Health, a new talking Web site with formats and topics tailored to the needs of older people. A resource for the best information on health and medical research.
NOAH - New York Online Access to Health : NOAH seeks to provide high quality full-text health information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased. Includes Spanish.
PubMed Medline : Free access to Medline back to 1966 from The National Library of Medicine. This link also includes the print journal holdings for the Affinity Libraries as well as links to some of our full-text.
WebMD : Objective, credible and trusted source of consumer health information. Access to health and wellness news, support communities, interactive health management tools and more.