Evaluating Internet Resources
- Health and Medicine in the News
Lists citations to health-related articles reported in the Star Tribune - Newspaper of the Twin Cities [Minneapolis Edition].
- Health News from MedlinePlus
The past 30 days of news from the New York Times Syndicate, Reuters Health Information and others. News can be viewed by date or topic.
- Genetics Home Reference
Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions.
-- "healthfinder© is a free guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
KidsHealth is a project of The Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth is a project of The Nemours Foundation. It is an excellent resource for patient information at the child, teen, and parent reading levels.
-- "Our presence on the Web is a natural extension of Mayo's long-standing commitment to provide health education to our patients and the general public."
MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 590 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
- NIHSeniorHealth - Health Information for Older Adults
NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- 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. NOAH currently supports English and Spanish. "
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- Tox Town
An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.
- Resources in Other Languages
- 24 Languages Project
Electronic access to over 200 health education brochures in 24 different languages, including Cambodian, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish. This project is in partnership with the Utah Department of Health's Bureau of Primary Care, Rural and Ethnic Health to improve access to health materials in multiple languages.
- MedlinePlus - Spanish version
MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 590 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
- National Cancer Instiute
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
- CDC Wonder
WONDER provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data.
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Provides organized access to evaluated non-commercial, health-related, Internet-accessible resources. A meta-list of current, authoritative health-related web sites. HealthWeb is a collaborative project of the health sciences libraries of the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and those of the Committee for Institutional Cooperation. Currently there are over twenty actively participating member libraries. This project is supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) under contract #N01-LM-6-3523 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Merck Manual
-- Online medical textbook that includes descriptions of hundreds of diseases.
- Department of Health
This department operates programs for disease prevention and control, health promotion, family and community health, environmental health, health care policy, and regulation of health care providers and facilities. It also includes data and statistics.
- National Guideline Clearinghouse
The National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGCTM) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- National Institutes of Health
A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. The NIH invests nearly $32.3 billion annually in medical research for the American people.
- PubMed - Public Version
Primary source of journal citations for the health sciences - the public version provides only limited full text access to journal articles. Includes Medline and Pre-Medline (articles more recent than found in Medline).
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