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AMA's Physician Directory - Provides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the U.S. and its possessions. Search by physician’s name or medical specialty.(American Medical Association)
American Medical Association - Health Information - Patient Education Resources from American Medical Association
Cancer - Provides information on cancer (types, treatment, prevention, etc.), clinical trials, research programs and statistics. (National Cancer Institute)
Diabetes - Wealth of information about different aspects of diabetes-types, symptoms, tests, prevention, research, nutrition, advocacy and legal resources. There are special sections for parents & kids and community programs & local events. Available in Spanish. (American Diabetes Association)
HIV/AIDS Information - Click on the menu options on the left to access information about key topics, fact sheets, conference abstracts, publications, links and so on. On the right side of the screen there is an “Ask the Doc” link to get unbiased, state-of-the-art information about any facet of the HIV epidemic. Available in Spanish.
KidsHealth - Health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Site organizes material by age and interest level: parents, kids, teens.
Longwood Herbal Task Force - Information on herbs and dietary supplements. Includes long articles and patient care sheets.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Current health warnings, publications from MA health agencies, and statistics.
Healthfinder - Information about health divided into four categories: 1. Health library on topics from A-Z, including medical dictionaries, encyclopedias and journals, 2.“Just for you” with information organized by interest groups (age, gender, race, etc.),3. Health care, and 4. Healthfinder directory with links to selected health information Web sites. It is available in Spanish and also has a Kids site.
HerbMed - Interactive, electronic herbal database – provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an impartial, evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and general public, provided by the Alternative Medicine Foundation. Some herbs available in enhanced subscription version.
Massachusetts Physicians Profiles - Access information about the education, training, and experience of all licensed MA physicians.
MassResources - Click on "Health Care - General" on left side of home page.
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy - Searchable. Available in English, French, and Spanish. LOading may be slow but the information is worth the wait.
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine - with the National Institutes of Health provides information on health, research, & clinical trials of nontraditional medicine.
Nutrition - Department of Agriculture's nutrition database. Food facts, food safety, and lifecycle issues.
PUBMED - Searchable database from the National Library of Medicine.
Virtual Hospital - From University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: Digital health sciences library with the goal to educate patients, healthcare providers, and students in a free and anonymous manner.
Household Products Database - Presented by the National Institutes of Health. Find the chemicals in household cleaners.
Trust for America's Health - Non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ offers wide ranging patient information.
ConsumerLab - A major provider of independent testing of health, wellness and nutrition products. Choice 2/08.
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