Things You Need to Know About Anthrax
Consumer Guide to Handling Disputes with Your Employer or Private Health Plan - This guide by the Kaiser Family Foundation will help you navigate
your employer or private health plan's internal review procedure, as well as
any external review program your state may have. The guide is not applicable,
however, for resolving disputes if you have Medicare or Medicaid coverage.
- About Kids
Health - Site provides doctor-approved
health information about children from before birth through adolescence with
areas for kids, teens, and parents offering hundreds of in-depth articles and
- ACSH - American
Council on Science and Health - health information reference page.
- Achoo -
The Global Healthcare Community At Your Fingertips
- includes information on diseases, symptoms, therapies, tests,
treatments, drugs, and news.
- Addiction Resource Guide - directory of treatment programs,
alcoholism, addictions substance abuse and chemical dependency.
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
News on the Net
- AIDS Resources
- a multimedia AIDS and HIV information resource
- ALS Association
- Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
is a disease in which degeneration of nerve cells that control the muscles
leads to eventual paralysis.
Alcoholics Anonymous Quiz - Do you have a drinking problem? Take this Alcoholics Anonymous quiz
for an answer.
Alcohol-Medication Interactions - Many
medications can interact with alcohol, leading to increased risk of illness,
injury, or death. This Alcohol Alert issued by the National Institutes of
Health, notes some of the most significant alcohol-drug interactions.
- All About
Health News Magazine - health news, facts, and columns from medical
- AllAllergy.net - directory of links to
allergies, asthma, and intolerance and related resources on the Internet. The
articles are organized by subjects and identified with content ratings, the
target audience, and the type of originator. The databases are searchable by
keywords or categories.
Mayo Clinic: Allergy & Asthma Center: Mayo ClinicAllergy
& Asthma Center - This site produced the Mayo Clinic Allergy and Asthma Center
provides information about causes of allergies and asthma along with the
latest news and research on treatment and prevention.
Allergic Reaction: What Is It? - Allergy
facts and information from InteliHealth designed to educate on the diagnosis,
treatment, and future prevention of allergic reactions that occur within
minutes of exposure to an offending substance.
Center- Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral - National Institute on Aging
- Alzheimer's Disease Review
- American Academy of
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- American Academy of
Ophthalmology - site provides the
latest information and innovations about allergies and asthma. Information on
allergy specialists, diagnosis and treatment, and support organizations are
available in the patient/public resource center menu.
- American Academy of
Neurology - information on a variety
of conditions and procedures.
America's Best Hospitals 2002 - The 13th
annual edition of U.S. News "America's Best Hospitals." This site ranks 205
top medical centers in 17 specialties.
America's Best HMOs - U.S. News Online's state-by-state rankings of 271 of the nation's
managed-care plans. It also provides the scores for 28 measures of quality
covering the categories of prevention, adults' access to care, member
satisfaction, physicians' credentials, and children's access to care.
- American Council for
- American Hospital
Directory - This site provides on-line
data for over 6,000 hospitals. The database of information is built from
Medicare claims data, cost reports, and other public use files obtained from
the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS, formerly HCFA).
The directory also includes AHA Annual Survey Data licensed from Health Forum,
an American Hospital Association company.
Housecall Network - useful and
comprehensive search tool for all health issues. You can look up any number of
ailments and diseases.
- American Lung
Association - Topics include asthma,
tobacco control, emphysema, asbestos, radon, ozone.
Anthrax as a Biological Weapon: Medical and Public
Health Management - Article from the
Journal of the American Medical Association.
Anthrax - General Information: Center for Diseases
Anthrax: Encarta Encyclopedia
Anthrax Fact Sheet
- Applied Informatics--Using the NII to Coordinate Healthcare We are using electronic medical records, wireless telecommunications,
expert systems, and the World Wide Web to address the coordination of health
care in Northern Manhattan.
- Arbor Nutrition
Guide -- Guide to Nutrition Resources
- Arc - National
Organization on Mental Retardation, The
Arthritis News on the Net
- Ask NOAH
Asthma Attacks: Information and Advice - This
site by the American Lung Association provides asthma information and advice
on when to use medications to treat symptoms and when to seek medical help.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - NIMH
Society of America (ASA) - The
official ASA Web site provides basic description of the disorder, its causes,
diagnosis, and definitions of relevant terms.
BBA: Review of Cancer Online
- Baylor College of Medicine Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology and
- The BLONZ Guide to
Nutrition, Food Science and Helath
- Best Doctors
- worldwide healthcare services
Homes & Garden's Guide to Colds, Flu, and Allergies
Biological Threat Fact Sheets: St. Louis Univ.
- BioWEB - Biorhythms on the Web
Resource Center - Has hundreds of
links related to computer technology for persons with visual impairments and
- BloodPressure.com - This site supplies
information, tools, and resources to help individuals make the lifestyle
changes needed to control their blood pressure.
- Dr. Frank Boehm's
Breath of Life -
Online exhibition at the National Library of Medicine examines the history of
asthma, the experiences of people with asthma, and contemporary efforts to
understand the disease.
- Blue Cares - Blue Cross Home Page
- CDC National AIDS
CDC Health Advisory: How to Handle Anthrax Threats
- CDC Diabetes - features state contacts, articles, a Diabetes Fact Sheet and an
opportunity to ask about diabetes.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
- This site by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, allows
you to calculate your body mass index (BMI). To calculate your body mass index
at this site, insert your weight in pounds and select your height. Click on
the Compute button to see your body mass index. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is
considered overweight and one 30 or above is considered obese. Site also
Emergency Medical Services Authority Home Page
- CancerNet -
National Cancer Institute
- Cancer News on
- Cancerpage.com - "Created for patients and their loved ones, we are your trusted
source for the latest news, research, and information on prevention,
detection, and treatment. We're here as a complete cancer information and
community resource to help at a time when you or your loved ones may be
frightened or uncertain."
- "Connect to the latest and most accurate information on state-of-the-art
management of cancer pain for patients, caregivers and healthcare
- Captioned Media
Program - Site provides captioned media on a free loan basis to
deaf and hard of hearing persons, their families, teachers, and others who
work with this population.
Cardiac News on the Net
Institute of the South
Network - An online resource center
for caregivers of the ill and/or elderly. Find information on government
agencies, in-home care, products/services, support groups, medical
information, and bulletin boards.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet - You're
working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you've had for
months in your hand and wrist. Suddenly, a sharp, piercing pain shoots through
the wrist and up your arm. Just a passing cramp? More likely you have carpal
tunnel syndrome, a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a
key nerve in the wrist. This site by the National Institute of Neurological
Disorders and Stroke, delivers a facts sheet on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- Center for the
Advancement of Health - "An
independent nonprofit organization funded by foundations and public agencies
to promote greater recognition of how psychological, social, behavioral,
economic and environmental factors influence health and illness."
- Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
- Center for
Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Medical Center of Dallas - As one of
the country's most highly regarded pediatric facilities, Children's offers
diagnosis and treatment for a wide spectrum of childhood diseases and
- Deepak Chopra
- "melding modern theories of quantum physics with the timeless wisdom
of ancient cultures."
- Clinical Pharmacology
2000 - has information on prescription
and over-the-counter drugs, herbs, and nutritional supplements. It includes
new and investigational drugs. Entries cover use, interactions, dosage,
adverse effects, and off-label uses.
- Combined Health
Information Database, The - provides
titles, abstracts, and citations for health information and health education
- The Common Cold - This site provides a comprehensive, updated and referenced source of
information on the common cold. The goal is to provide a framework for
critical thinking which will allow informed decisions about medical care for
the common cold.
Complete Home Medical Guide, 3rd Edition, 1995 - A comprehensive home reference that teaches you about your body in
sickness and health, presented by The Columbia University College of
Physicians and Surgeons. Also included in the appendixes are a glossary of
common terms, an updated and greatly expanded directory of health
organizations and resources, and a listing of regional poison control centres.
Finally, you will find convenient forms you can use to keep your own family
MedHelp - Home of Consumer-Oriented
Medical Products, Publications, & Services
Coronary Heart Disease Explained - This site
by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides information on
coronary heart disease and explains the cholesterol-heart disease connection.
Information includes: What does cholesterol have to do with heart disease? The
benefits of cholesterol lowering. What makes blood cholesterol high or low?
Risk factors and heart disease. Measuring your blood cholesterol. How you can
lower your cholesterol levels three ways: heart healthy lifestyle changes;
therapeutic lifestyle changes, and cholesterol lowering medicines.
- CyberDiet - site for nutrition and diet information. Calculate your target heart
rate, ideal weight, the number of calories you burn while performing various
activities or use CyberDiet's 'Daily Food Planner' to plan healthy meals.
Nutritional information for fresh and packaged foods, recipes, sample menus,
and exercise tips are also included.
Dead Runner's Society
Dental Information - Consumer information
from the Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Topics include root
canal, gum surgery, crowns, filings and implants.
Dentist Zone, The
Dermatology Cases - Indiana University
Wizard - Did that hunk of cherry cheesecake really blow your diet?
How many extra miles do you have to run? Forget the guesswork and the guilt:
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- Diet News on
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2000 -
Guidelines for scientifically grounded suggestions for diets that promote good
health. Safe food handling guidelines along with emphasis on physical
activity, not just for weight management, but as a key to healthy living in
Digestive Diseases - Information about
treatments, symptoms, and causes of digestive diseases; how your digestive
system works, diagnostic tests, statistics, and a dictionary of terms. From
the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Disorders and Related Topics - collection of Web sites related to
diseases, health conditions, and disorders
- A guide to Web Sites and the Literature, this is an extensive
bibliography of resources about physician-assisted suicide from ethical,
legal, religious, psychological, philosophical, and public policy points of
More targeted links to more actual doctors & physicians websites than any
- DocsOnline - Locate a dentist, physician, or hospital
- Dole 5 A Day
- Down Syndrome:
- Dr. Ruth's Sexnet
Dr. Weil's Vitamin Adviser
InfoNet - Site is one-stop resource
for all your healthcare informational needs, providing both information and
links to areas on the web concerning healthcare and pharmaceutical-related
University Diet and Fitness Center
Ebola Fact Sheet -
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Healthcare for medical diseases, Drugs, and treatments.
- Edmund's Home Page
- Environmental Diseases from A to Z -
This presentation (one disease for each letter of the alphabet) provides basic
information on environmental diseases. It's written for the middle and high
school student and includes pronunciation. The site also provides factsheets,
pamphlets, a questions and answers section, and an extensive library of
resources on the topic.
Project, The - site provides valuable
anatomical information to medical students and zoologists . Besides offering a
complete human skeleton (that rotates), the eSKeletons Project lets you
investigate the difference between human and baboon skeletons.
Evaluating Medical Information on the Internet: How Good
Are Your Sources? - This AARP site
offers general rules to follow for evaluating the quality of medical
information on the Internet. The site provides a checklist of the things you
should know about judging the information on the Internet as well as providing
a series of links to other online informational resources.
Evaluation of English and Spanish Health Information on
the Internet - In response to concerns
about variation in quality of health information on the Internet, the
California HealthCare Foundation asked RAND to design and conduct a large
study to that described and evaluated English and Spanish health information
on the Internet. This study represents a major step forward in rigorous
evaluation of web-based health information.
Eye Disorder Channel, The - "Both eye injury and disease can effect your vision. Our Eye
Disorders channel was created to provide you with a guide the more eye
disorders, their signs and symptoms, and treatments."
- Family Caregiver
Alliance - A source for long term care, resources and services for
"caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease, stroke, traumatic brain
injury, Parkinson's disease, ALS and related brain disorders." There are
factsheets on a variety of diseases, diagnosis, and research. There are also
statistics, a section on public policy issues, and links to related sites.
- familydoctor.org - Health information
for the whole family fromt the American Academy of Family Physicians. All of
the information is written and reviewed by physicians and patient education
professionals. Over 500 medical topics from Abdominal Pain to Yeast
Infections, regularly reviewed and updated.
Family Village Project The Family
Village Project is a virtual community constructed on behalf of children with
disabilities or special health care needs and their families.
Find Lowest Prescription Prices
- Site allows you to compare prescription prices and to find the lowest
prices online for your prescription.
- Fitness Matters
Online - Online resource for all
things sports, fitness and nutrition. Check in here for all the tools and
information you need to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
- Fitness Partner Connection Jumpsite
- Fitness Zone,
- Food and
Nutrition Information Center
- Foot and
Ankle Web Index
For Goodness Snakes - Treating and Preventing Venomous
Snake Bites - provides basic
information about poisonous snakes and their bites along with first aid tips
for bites and some brief facts and statistics.
- Betty Ford
Center - alcohol and drug dependency treatment services.
Medical Journals - Site is dedicated
to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet.
Health Sciences Library - Northwestern University
GenBank - NIH's
genetic sequence database
- Generic Drug
Information - This site by the U.S.
Food and Drug Admin. - Center for Drug Evaluation provide information on
Go Ask Alice -
Anatomy of the Human Body - Site
features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918
publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the
Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.
Charts - From the Centers for Disease
Control, pediatric growth charts for infants, children, and adolescents in the
- Growth House,
Inc. - international directory of the
"best of the net" sites related to terminal illness, hospice and home care,
suicide, death with dignity, and related topics
Guidelines for the Surveillance and Control of Anthrax
in Humans and Animals: Who Health Oranization
- HIN - Health
Information Network - Your primary
resource for biomedical and health information.
- Harvard World Health News -site covers public health issues from
around the world. It contains both original content and a digest of relevant
stories from international news media.
- HeadLice.org - Covers various treatments, preventative measures, and diagnosis of
head lice. Also has current news and developments relating to lice,
information on the biology of the louse, information on scabies, a discussion
of lindane, and much more.
- HealthAnswers.com - Resource for
patients offers news stories, related links, and drug information. With
descriptions of tests and treatments for various symptoms.
- Health and Fitness
- Health and Science News - Nando News Service
- Health Care Reality
Check - a volunteer network of healthcare professionals working to
provide the public with convenient and reliable information about alternative
medicine claims, products and services.
- Health Finder - A gateway to consumer health and human services.
- HealthFrontier - A virtual health
center connecting patients to the healthcare industry.
- HealthGate - Welcome to your source for health, wellness and biomedical
- HealthGrades.com - Savvy site that
provides information to consumers that helps them select the best quality
providers of medical care. You'll find info on over 5,000 hospitals, 600,000
physicians and numerous health plans.
- Health Ink - Features a health quiz,
fitness advice from an NFL trainer, alternative medicine information, and a
- Health Links -
Courtesy of Yahoo
- Health News
on the Net
- Health Status - basic health calculators, calories, bmi, smoking costs, as well as
the leading causes of death. Additionally, you may take a FREE health risk
assessment, which based on your areas of risk and responses will generate a
personalized report and links to other web resources.
- Healthology.com - live, interactive
audio broadcasts and original, feature articles.
- Offers consumers accurate information on dozens of health topics and
- HealthyWay (Sympatico) - Over 9,000
links to the best Internet sites and over 6,100 links to Canadian
- Healthwise - Columbia University
- Health Web Sites You Can Trust - The
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library
Association refers healthcare consumers to the selected medical resources.
- Health World
Online - A resource for health
information, blending natural, alternative, and conventional health
- Healthy Ideas
- Prevention Magazine
- Healthy Weight - featuring an interactive BMI calculator, news about weight management
and information for a healthy lifestyle.
The - a virtual tour by Franklin
Institute of Science
- Heart Information
- HeartCenterOnline - information and resources for patients and
- an interactive, electronic herbal database – provides hyperlinked access to
the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health.
- HIV InSite - information on treatment, policy, research, epidemiology, and
- HIV Positive - a comprehensive and focused resource.
Killers: Deadly Viruses - site that
explores virus basics, profiling thirteen of the most common viruses known to
man -- HIV, influenza, hepatitis, measles, polio, ebola, etc. In addition, the
site discusses how the body fights these viruses and explores the potential
military uses of them.
- Holistic Internet
How Biological and Chemical Warfare Works
- Human Anatomy
Online - over one hundred
illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of descriptive
- The Human Genome
Project - The Human Genome Project (HGP)
is an international research program designed to construct detailed genetic
and physical maps of the human genome, to determine the complete nucleotide
sequence of human DNA, to localize the estimated 50,000-100,000 genes within
the human genome, and to perform similar analyses on the genomes of several
other organisms used extensively in research laboratories as model systems.
This is the official site of the National Human Genome Research Institute of
the National Institutes of Health.
- Humor Skills for the Health Professional -
learn how to use humor in the healthcare setting.
- Independent Living
USA - complete website of disability,
and medical conditions. This site is a resource for empowering people to live
Infectious Disease News
- Influenza News
on the Net
- InteliHealth - comprehensive
collection of consumer health information from Johns Hopkins.
Insurance Consumer Guide - Married or single, children or no children, information on this site
will help you to find out how to choose a health insurance plan that best
meets your needs and your pocketbook.
- International Health News
- Internet Fitness
- Internet Health
Stroke Center - A web resource for
information about stroke care and research.
- It's Epidemic - The main topic of the
site is Epidemic diseases, but there is a lot information that relates to many
different topics in education and life in general.
- Ivanhoe News:
Medical Breakthroughs - Highlights
three news reports each week on groundbreaking medical procedures and
- Join Together
Online: Linking Communities Fighting Substance Abuse - Join
Together Online (JTO) is a resource center and meeting place for communities
fighting substance abuse, the nation's number one health care problem.
- Joslin Diabetes
Center - News alerts and
announcements, a catalogue of publications, and discussion groups enlarge the
sense of online community here.
- Junk Science-
examines questionable "scientific developments", focusing on the public health
- Keep Kids
Healthy - "A Pediatircian's guide to
your children's health and safety."
Site provides doctor-approved health information about children from before
birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for
Children's Health Media, there are separate areas for kids, teens, and parents
- each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone.
- C. Everett Koop
Institute - founded by the former Surgeon General and dedicated to
the improvement of medical education and health care.
CPR - Explains how to do Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on adults,
children, and infants using illustrated diagrams. Includes a QuickTime video,
CPR links, and facts about CPR. Interesting questions about CPR are answered
by the medical doctor who researched and designed the site.
Learning Resource Center
- This is the Web-based catalog that replaces the telnet-based online card
catalog of the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical
library. Users can search to see if NLM owns a particular journal title, book,
audiovisual, or report.
Longevity Game, The - calculate how long you can live based on life insurance industry
research; created by Nortwestern Mutual Life.
- Long Term
Care Link - this site is designed to educate the public on
long-term care, provide support and help to caregivers, and provide continuing
education to care advisors and care providers.
- MD4sure.com -
Medical Mnemonics - A new generation of clinical mnemonics and
study guides for USMLE, CSA exam preparation.
- MIOTI - Medical Information on the Internet.
Managing Prescription Drug Costs - In the
United States, it's the elderly who most use prescription drugs. More than a
third of them, on any given day, have no insurance to pay for those
medications. So many seniors turn to discount drug programs. There are scores
of these drug cards, and now, some drugmakers are offering big savings on
their own medications. But using the discount cards can be confusing and the
benefits are limited. This site by National Public Radio provides helpful
information on prescription drug discount cards.
Physician Profiles - A comprehensive look at over 27,000 physicians
licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts.
- Mayo Clinic Homepage
- Medical - Courtesy of Yahoo
- Medical Images
with MediClip - This site provides searchable and browsable access
to thousands of colour, greyscale, and black and white images from eight
collections that include cardiology, human or veterinary anatomy, and clinical
Matrix - Guide to Net Medical Resources
- Medical Resources Online - A selected
listing of Web resources providing health information for the consumer. These
resources are starting points for the general public searching for
Medical/Surgical Word Glossary
MedicineNet Medical Dictionary
- Medicine OnLine
- Medicine through Time - Covers history of medicine from pre-history
to the modern world. Each era includes links covering disease and treatment,
anatomy and surgery, hospitals and training, public health, and alternatives
- Medical World
Search - If medical resources are what
you're looking for online this search engine should be right at the very top
of your hotlist
- Medicare: The
Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare Information
- MEDITOPIA -
Oriental Medicine - Contains a wealth of information on Oriental
medicine and its uses to treat a variety of diseases
- MedExplorer - Health/Medical Information Center
"information pages are designed to direct you to resources containing
information that will help you research your health questions."
- Medref - indexes hundreds of medical sites on the web and functions as a
starting place to begin a web search.
- database of healthcare related site on the Internet
- Biomedical Internet Resources
- Men's Fitness
Online - guide to fitness, health,
sports and oh so much more.
The Merck Manual Home Edition - The complete
Merck Manual of Medical Information, Home Edition is available at this
The Merck Manual of Geriatrics - Site provides information on nursing care, pharmacy issues,
discussions of the best drugs for the elderly. Also included are chapters on
dementia, Alzheimer's disease, rehabilitation, respiratory failure, and
- Meydrech Family Home & Herbal
Institute for the Study of Alternative Healing Arts - research institute and clinic dedicated to scientific verification of
- Mount Sinai School of
- Mr. Long-Term Care
- Provides long term care news and information. Includes resources for
Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, heart disease, and other long term illnesses.
- Muscle and
Fitness - not just muscle, not just
fitness.Both. Includes audio clips of a celebrity interview, features on
training, nutrition and sex, and muscle-aneous (their word) other things.
Museum of Human Disease
- Site is dedicated to assisting you in managing your asthma.
- Names Project,
The - AIDS Quilt
- National Breast
Cancer Coalition- a grassroots effort
formed in 1991 with one mission: to eradicate breast cancer through action and
- National Cancer
- National Center
for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Site provides
information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and the
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). It is
designed to give you a quick overview of NCCAM efforts to advance CAM
- National Center
for Human Genome Research
- National Center for Infectious Diseases - helping to prevent poliomyelitis, malaria, smallpox, toxic shock,
Legionnaire's, Lyme disease, hospital infections and more.
- National Center on Sleep Disorders Research - site offers information on sleep disorders and related resources for
both the general public and the scientific community. Patient and public
information includes fact sheets, HealthBeat Radio News audio clips, public
service announcements, an interactive quiz, and related resources.
- National Eye
Institute - This site by the National Eye Institute provides a
wealth of health information of care and protection of your eyes, including:
Diseases and Disorders, Basic Eye Anatomy, Eye Care Resources, and much more.
Headache Foundation - This web site discusses a broad range of
headache symptoms, medications, and treatments in an effort to inform and
educate readers and it is not meant to substitute your doctor's advice.
- National Health Security Plany
- National Institute of
National Institute of Health: Online Consumer Health
Publications - over 250 health related articles
- National Kidney
- National Library
Network for Immunization Information - Site provides the best
possible science-based information to everyone who needs to know the facts
- National Physique Committee
- Natural Pharmacist,
The - "The Natural Pharmacist "cuts
through the hype and tells you what is known and what remains to be
scientifically proven regarding popular natural treatments. Here you will find
the balanced information necessary to make informed decisions about your
health needs." >
- Nephron Information
- The value of consumer health information on the Web increases a good
bit with the addition of NetWellness. Developed by the University of
Cincinnati Medical Center and other well-regarded partners, the site not only
offers info on various health topics but also a helpful "Ask an Expert"
- New England Journal
of Medicine - The online version of the weekly medical journal.
- Nutrition4Living - "The goal of this site is to assist in improving
the health and well-being of the Older American through provision of vital
information about nutrition screening and assessment, nutrition services, and
lesson plans for education."
- OBGYN.net - The Universe of Women's Health
- Official Mad Cow
Disease - 7,021+ articles on mad cow and new
variantCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease, prions, bovine spongiform encephalopathy,
scrapie, BSE, CJD, CWD, TME, and TSE.
- Office of
the U.S. Surgeon General - the
nation's leading spokesman on matters of public health.
- U. of Penn. Cancer Resource Center
Tools - Site presents cancer-related drug info by disease category.
Also includes listings of clinical trials and reference works.
Lifesaver - prevent deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade
crossings and along railroad rights-of-way.
- Ounce of
Prevention: Keeps the Germs Away - Scientists at the Center for
Disease Control and Prevention have identified some simple things you and your
family can do to prevent getting infectious diseases. But first, you may be
wondering, what are infectious diseases? Learn them at this informative site.
Patient's Guide, The - links to medical terminology, support groups and reference sites.
- People Living with
Parkinson - "People living with Parkinson's working together to
make a difference...helping each other along the way."
Pharmacy Web Guide - for pharmacy students and pharmacist. Structured links to sites of
Interest and Importance. An Extensive Links Centre.
- Pharmacist's Web Guide, The - links to
pharmaceutical companies and associations, ACPE approved online CE courses,
- Pharmacy - WWW
- database of information on the Web for patients and health professionals
Guide to the Internet
Physician Information - Several states provide information on medical malpractice and
disciplinary proceedings. This site tells you how to access this information
in what it calls 'Physician Profiles': Information About Physicians Including
Poison Center Answer Book - site has
information about common poisons including insect bites, lyme disease, snake
bites, mushrooms, pesticides, and food poisoning. It also includes a
babysitters guide, poisoning prevention tips, emergency first aid information,
and a section on pet poisoning.
- Click on the U.S. map or enter your ZIP code to see pollen alerts for your
area, the predominant type of pollen, and a four-day forecast based on 1,470
biological and meterorological factors.
- Post-Polio-Med - a forum for questions
and answers to and from post-polio syndrome researchers, physicians and other
post-polio syndrome medical professionals, polio survivors, family, friends,
students and others who are interested in post- polio syndrome.
- "Practical answers for patients and physicians."
- Prescription Drugs Guide - Comprehensive information about more
than 1,000 prescription medications, including side effects and possible food
and drug interactions. Data supplied by the Physicians Desk Reference Family
Guide To Prescription Drugs.
- PREVLINE - Information on drugs, alcohol, drug abuse, prevention, treatment and
education from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.
Prostate Cancer - What You Need to Know
- This National Cancer Institute site contains important information
about cancer of the prostate. Prostate cancer is the most common type of
cancer in men in the United States (other than skin cancer). Of all the men
who are diagnosed with cancer each year, more than one-fourth have prostate
Protecting Yourself Against Biothreats -
Special report from Consumer Reports.
- site's purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and
Quick Medical Resource Center - featured
topics each month with online and scholarly resources provided for further
- QuitNet - a free resource to quit
- Reader's Digest
Health - "ReadersDigestHealth provides the information you need to
achieve optimal wellness. In this era of ten-minute doctors' appointments and
conflicting medical headlines, you can use RDHealth as a valuable tool to
manage your health."
- Redflagsweekly.com - "The mission of
redflagsweekly.com is to probe health and medical scientific issues in a
manner that one rarely encounters in mainstream news reports."
- Red Gold:
The Epic Story of Blood - Companion
web site to the PBS special of the same name, this site delves into the facts
and myths about human blood and its impact on everything from religion and
medicine to commerce and popular culture throughout history.
Health Information Services
- RxList - The
Internet Drug Index - Includes brand and generic names and category
(antiviral, antitussive, etc.) for everything from amoxicillin to maalox to
- Safemedication.com - Today’s medications are more complex and
powerful than ever before. This site helps you find information you need to
use your medications safely and effectively.
Institute - to satisfy any salt
Pollution Rankings - This site allow you to search a zip code to
learn about environmental issues in your community. The site ranks and
compares the pollution situation in areas across the US and also profiles
6,800 chemicals, making it easy to find out where they are used and how
hazardous they are.
Hearing, and Smelling the World - This site by the Howard Hughes
Medical Institute provides results of current biomedical research. Included
are guides on Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World along with new findings
that help scientists make sense of our senses.
- Shape Up
- Share Guide, The - A holistic health magazine focusing on alternative medicine, personal
growth, and environmental awareness, with loads of great links
- "One of SleepNet's goals is to link all the sleep information located on the
internet. As new sites become available they will be linked here."
Snoring: Not Funny, Not Hopeless - This site
presents facts about snoring including causes and treatment. Forty-five
percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are
habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight
persons, and it usually grows worse with age.
Stanford University Medical Center
- Stanford MedWorld
Stanford Patient Education Research Center (Stanford
School of Medicine) - develops and evaluates community-based
education programs for people with chronic health problems.
Health Facts - Site offers detailed profiles of each state's
demographics, health needs indicators, health insurance coverage and medicaid,
alongside comparisons with the United States as a whole.
State Health Profiles, 2001 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a
State Health Profile for each State and the District of Columbia every year.
This publication series is designed to consolidate the most current data on
the health of the U.S. population. Specific "health status indicators" are
used to describe the Nation's health on a State-by-State basis.
- Tourette Syndrome
Association (TSA) - Official site of the TSA, a national
organization dedicated to providing "accurate and up-to-date information about
Tourette Syndrome, its treatment, relevant scientific research, and consumer
- announcements, testimonials, reports, press releases, policy changes,
an organ-donation FAQ, newsgroup postings, and other information for medical
professionals, patients, and family members.
- U.S. Dept. of
Health and Human Services
- Univ. of California San Diego Health Guide -
"UCSD Healthcare offers you concise information on more than 300 health
topics, in six major topic areas," including child & adolescent health;
women's health; senior's health; heart health - cardiology; general health;
and cancer information.
- Univ. of
- Univ. of South Florida Health Sciences NEWS
Channel - site dealing with such
urological issues as incontience, impotence, prostate cancer and other cancers
of the urinary tract. Individuals can ask questions and get free anonymous
answers from a board certified urologist.
- Vaccine Page, The - Vaccine News & Internet Resource
Medicine - Site offers comprehensive information on clinical trials
and treatment options for over 40 serious, chronic medical conditions,
including breast cancer, diabetes, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's and
- This beautiful resource offers detailed interactive models of human
anatomy to the medical community, but it is fascinating and educational for a
general audience as well.
The Virtual Autopsy - This Web site allows
you to be the pathologist. You're presented with several case studies
including symptoms, examination and test results, progression of the case and
an "interactive cadaver."
Hospital - University of Iowa
Virtual Medical Library - Overlake Hospital
- WelchWeb - Welch Medical Library Johns Hopkins Univ.
Interactive Network - a medically
specific search engine accessing the top Medical Gopher Servers, Medical
E-Mail User Groups, Medical Databases and thousands of health, fitness, and
medical information resources on the Internet.
West Nile Virus Resources - "This comprehensive collection of West Nile Virus information,
compiled using many sources, was put together by Tim Rozgonyi at the
- What Are the Odds of Dying? - What Are
the Odds of Dying? This site by the National Safety Council provides answers
to such questions as: 'What are the odds of being killed by lightning?' or
'What are the chances of dying in a plane crash?' These estimates are based on
data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census
- World Federation of
- World Health
- Worldwide Nurse
- Yahoo! Health
- You First
- free 'You First' Health Assessment
- Your Cancer Risk - The Harvard School
of Public Health launches an online cancer-risk assessment tool. Just answer a
few questions at the free Your Cancer Risk site.
- Your Guide
to Lowering High Blood Pressure - This site by the National Heart,
Lung, and Blood Institute is intended for people who are interested in
learning more about preventing and controlling high blood pressure. Based on
National Institute of Health clinical guidelines and research studies, it
provides up-to-date practical information on high blood pressure.
Your Guide To Weight Loss - This site by
WebMD includes information about weight, diet, exercise, and weight loss
medicine and surgery.
- Your Personal
Fitness Center - This site by the
American Heart Association provides all the resources you need to keep
- YourSurgery.com - Site offers multimedia tours of surgical
procedures to educate patients. It has descriptions of operations, information
about possible complications, postoperative care, and alternative surgical