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Medicine & Health
Updated 11 August 2008

American Council on Science & Health
A nonprofit consumer education group focusing on issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, environment and health

AMA DoctorFinder
An online physician locator service from the American Medical Association.

American Heart Association
An organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

American Lung Association
An organization directed toward preventing lung disease and promoting lung health.

American Stroke Association
A division of the American Heart Association concerned with the prevention and treatment of stroke.

BrainMaps
An interactive atlas of the human, primate and non-primate brain.

Breast Cancer DIY
A comprehensive website "created by women with breast cancer, for women with breast cancer."

Center for Drug Evaluation & Research
Website of the Federal Food & Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation & Research.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
A division of the Federal Department of Health & Human Services with a focus on public health issues and disease prevention and management.

Dietary Supplements Labels Database
Information about ingredients in more than two thousand selected brands of dietary supplements from the National Library of Medicine.

Drug Digest
A noncommercial consumer health and drug information site "dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options."

Drug Interaction Check – Drug Digest
An online service of Drug Digest which cross references prescription drugs to check for possible negative effects of multiple prescriptions.

Drug Interaction Checker
An online service of Drugstore.com which allows you to check for possible negative effects of multiple prescriptions.

Emergencies – Dealing With Emergencies (WebMD)

GetBodySmart
An online examination of human anatomy and physiology.

Gray’s Anatomy
The classic 1918 edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body.

Health Finder
A guide to health information from the National Health Information Center of the Department of Health & Human Services.

Health Privacy Project
The HPP is "dedicated to raising public awareness of the importance of ensuring health privacy in order to improve health care access and quality."

The Human Genome Project
A complete identification and sequencing of human DNA.

Health Resources & Service Administration
Website for the HRSA, the primary federal agency for "improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable."

The Human Heart (Franklin Institute)
An online exploration of the structure and functioning of the human heart.

Institute for Health Freedom
A website dedicated to protecting the "freedom to choose your health care treatments and providers and to maintain your health privacy."

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
A weekly publication of the American Medical Association.

KidsHealth - Kids
A children’s health website designed specifically for kids by the Nemours Foundation.

KidsHealth - Parents
A children’s health website designed for parents by the Nemours Foundation.

LiveScience - Health
The health-oriented LiveScience website of digital media company Imaginova.

The Living Skeleton
An x-ray tour of human bones from the National Health Museum.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Symptom Checker
A guide to discovering the most common causes of the most common symptoms, from the Mayo Clinic.

Medline Plus
A compemdium of health-related information from the National Library of Medicine.

National Center for Health Statistics
Health statistics from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

National Environmental Health Association
Website of the association for environmental health practitioners.

National Health Museum
The online presence of the prospective National Health Museum.

National Institutes of Health
Website of the "primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research."

National Safety Council
NSC aims to "educate and influence people to prevent accidental injury and death."

Nemours Health & Prevention Services
Nemours seeks "to restore and improve the health of children through care and programs not readily available."

New England Journal of Medicine

Organized Wisdom Health Search
A physician-guided search service for health information.

Protecting Yourself Against Health Fraud
The Food & Drug Administration’s guide to avoiding health frauds and scams.

Public Health Image Library
A library of images (photographs, illustrations & multimedia files) in the health care arena, from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans."

Rx List
A prescription drug index offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs.

Semantic Medline - Cognition
Search for medical abstracts with advanced language processing techniques.

Teens Health
A teen health website designed specifically for teens by the Nemours Foundation.

ToxSeek
Search many different information resources on the internet for information about hazardous chemicals, toxic releases, environmental health and related topics, from the National Library of Medicine.

US Department of Health & Human Services

US Food & Drug Administration
"The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation."

US Pharmacopeial Convention
The official public standards-setting authority for all prescription and over-the-counter medicines and other health care products manufactured or sold in the United States.

Visible Human Image Archive & Viewer
A data set of digitized images of the male and female human body for use in education and research, from the National Library of Medicine.

WebMD
A comprehensive site for medical and health information and health management tools.

WebMD Medical Symptom Checker



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