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CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION
Health Information Sites / Medical
Information Search Tools / Medline / Medical
Meta-Sites / Physician Locators
NOTE: Please consult a healthcare
professional for health problems, the information on these sites is
not to take the place of professional advice and care from a
Health Information Sites
National Health Information Center
The Virtual Dentist
Doctor's Guide to the Internet-Patient's
Administration on Aging
Administration for Children &
Department of Health & Human
The Health Care Financing Administration
The National Institute of Health
NIH Health Information
National Library of Medicine
Snapshots of Medicine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MMWR, Morbidity and
Mortality Weekly Report
The Office of Women's
The National Center
for Environmental Health
CDC Travel Information
The Food & Drug Administration
Over-the-Counter Home Page
The Center for Food Safety
& Applied Nutrition
for People with Low Reading Skills
National Health Information Center
Borne Illness Education Information Center
CNN Food &
Health News Page
World Health Organization
Search Tools for Medical Information
These sites are useful for finding MEDICAL information on the Web and/or
the Internet, as opposed to search engines used for searching for ALL types
Doctor's Guide to the Internet
This site lists medical resources on the Internet specifically for the
physician. Information on conferences, new drugs, and new Web sites of
interest are available, as well as a virtual medical bookstore.
Health On the Net Foundation
MedHunt, Health on the Net [HON]'s search engine, lists reviewed sites
(when available). Topics may be searched by keyword.
This search engine includes site reviews, an indication of the level of
the site (professional- or consumer-oriented) and arrangement by broad
Medical World Search
The site allows the user to search for a topic among "major medical websites,"
the National Library of Medicine's PubMed interface to MEDLINE, or commercial
web search engines. A useful place to start a comprehensive search for
Achoo Healthcare Online
Simple keyword searching is available. Sites are not reviewed.
American Hospital Directory
Comparative statistics and information is available for most hospitals
in the U.S. Hospitals can be searched by region or city. Information includes
# of beds, contact information, services provided, etc.
Here are links to MEDLINE, the National
Library of Medicine's index to medical literature. MEDLINE is available
through most medical meta-sites, commercial vendors, and other venues.
Although the database the same, the different modes of accessing MEDLINE
may offer widely varying features and ease of use.
Internet Grateful Med
In addition to MEDLINE, HealthSTAR, PREMEDLINE, and AIDSLINE, this version
of Internet Grateful Med (IGM) offers free access to several other NLM
databases. Brief descriptions of available databases are available.
The easy-to-use tool can be used to search MEDLINE and PREMEDLINE. More
advanced features for experienced searchers are available.
These sites each offer several resources--Online CMEs, Reference sources,
articles of current interest, etc.-- in a variety of disciplines and/or
Medical Matrix offers "ranked, peer-reviewed, annotated updated clinical
medicine resources." Journals, textbooks, CME offerings, and other useful
sites are indexed here.
Pharmaceutical information, a career center, a bookstore and a CME locator
are among the features of this site. Information organized by medical specialty
Avicenna offers educational resources, information on professional organizations,
resources for specific medical specialties, and a collection of links to
PhyNet Information Systems
PhyNet features a search tool for CME by date, location and topic; a catalog
of medical supplies; lists of online resources compiled by medical specialty;
and other useful resources.
Descriptions of "common and less common" diagnostic procedures, online
consumer health magazines and a "wellness center" are free. Online CME
and medical database access are among services available for a fee.
Medconnect offers a wide variety of resources, including free online CME
resources, current news, and lists of online resources. Registration is
required, but the site's services are free.
A searchable guide to medical resources arranged by category. This guide
was created and is maintained by the Emory University Health Sciences Center
GENERAL REFERENCE LINKS
Daily Almanac: Who
was born and what happened on any given day?
Information Please: A one-stop
fact-finder and resource for current news events.
AMA Physician Select: American Medical
Association's Web-based directory of physicians.
CMANET CADoctor Finder: The
California Medical Association state medical association directory.
AAO Find an Ophthalmologis-USA:
The American Academy of Ophthalmology Membership directory. Searching can
be by country and city, by name, and by condition. The profile includes
the physician's name, practice focus, certification and year, current professional
activity, teaching position, hospital privileges, education and residency
information and residency information and dates, and office locations and
USC Physician database can be searched by name or clinical office location.
The physician's name is a hypertext link to a profile page that is creted
MedSeek: MedSeek manages listings
for over 280,000 physicians nationwide. The physician's name is a hypertext
link to a basic listing with name, specialty, address and phone number,
and e-mail address provided. The portfolio gives additional information
about the scope of practice, specialty procedures, office information,
physician's vitae, a scanned color photograph, and more. The basic listing
is free, but enhancements are fee-based.