Health/Medicine

Health/Medicine Librarian:
Peggy Mello, peggy@colonielibrary.org


General Health Sites | Drugs and Vaccines | Doctor and Hospital Directories | New York State Physician Profile | Drugs and Vaccines | Doctor and Hospital Directories | Associations and Organizations | Alternative Medicine

American Cancer Societyhttp://www.cancer.org
The official site for the American Cancer Society. This includes a searchable database of cancer information, links to local survivor groups, and message boards.

Centers For Disease Control and Preventionhttp://www.cdc.gov
Large site with information on health of infants, children, teens, men, women and older adults. Also information in travel, environmental and occupational health.

Dirlinehttp://dirline.nlm.nih.gov
The National Library of Medicine’s online database containing descriptions of organizations, research centers and research projects pertaining to various areas of medicine. Search by keyword.

Family Doctor.orghttp://www.familydoctor.org
The official site for the American Academy of Family Physicians. This includes a database of over 500 Health Topics, a Family Doctor Search, a Drug Information Database and a Medical Dictionary.

Health Finderhttp://www.healthfinder.gov
Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a gateway to consumer health information.

InteliHealthhttp://www.intelihealth.com
Reviewed and approved by leading medical experts. More than 150 top health care organizations contribute to InteliHealth’s content, including the National Institutes of Health, other government agencies, major non-profits, other publishers and news media. Includes a comprehensive health library , consumer and medical journal abstracts, drug databases, information from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.

KidsHealth.orghttp://KidsHealth.org/
Separate browsing areas for kids, parents, and health professionals. Parents will find a collection of resources on pediatric and parenting issues. Has a site search engine and index.

Lab Tests Onlinehttp://www.labtestsonline.org
Supplies comprehensive information on laboratory testing. One may search by the name of the laboratory test, by medical condition or by type of screening (newborn, adult, etc).

Mayo Health Clinichttp://www.mayoclinic.org
Mayo Clinic’s web site for reliable medical information. This site has sections including a library of medical information, weekly Headline Watch, and nine different topical centers including Cancer, Children, Nutrition and Alzheimer’s. There is also a place to ask a question, via email, of a Mayo doctor or dietician.

Medline Plushttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
Health information organized by topic, medical dictionaries, directories of doctors, hospitals and medical organizations, links to online publications, the MEDLINE database, and more from the National Library of Medicine.

Merck Medical Manualhttp://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual/
This is a searchable, online version of the popular guide to diseases and treatment.

National Cancer Institutehttp://cancer.gov
This web site provides access to general information on cancer, as well as information on clinical trials, cancer statistics, and cancer-related research programs.

National Health Information Centerhttp://www.health.gov/nhic/
U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Services clearinghouse and information referral services puts consumers in touch with organizations that have toll-free numbers, publications, and information on diseases, addictions, and health care issues.

National Organization for Rare Disordershttp://www.rarediseases.org
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) official site. There is a comprehensive database of rare diseases as well as a list of rare disease-related organizations.

MySeniorCare.comhttp://www.myseniorcare.com
MySeniorCare is a leading online resource connecting families with a nationwide network of pre-screened, qualified senior care providers. The information contained on each health provider comes from numerous government, non-profit and commercial sources.

General Health Sites

Flufactshttp://www.flufacts.com/
Developed to provide health care professionals and consumers with the most up to date information on the spread of influenza during the flu season. Includes information about symptoms, vaccines, and epidemiology.

Health Centralhttp://www.healthcentral.com
Consumer health and wellness news, information and a section of reports from the popular Dr. Dean Edell. Also includes a centers section for in-depth topics, a library for fast facts and interactive chat rooms and bulletin boards.

HealthGate – Free MEDLINE http://www.healthgate.com
Provides free searching of the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE journal abstracts database back to 1966. Citations and abstracts provided free.

InteliHealthhttp://www.intelihealth.com
Is reviewed and approved by leading medical experts. More than 150 top health care organizations contribute to InteliHealth’s content, including the National Institutes of Health, other government agencies, major non-profits, other publishers and news media. Includes a comprehensive health library , consumer and medical journal abstracts, drug databases, information from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.

KidsHealth.orghttp://KidsHealth.org/
Separate browsing areas for kids, parents, and health professionals. Parents will find a collection of resources on pediatric and parenting issues. Has a site search engine and index.

National Health Information Centerhttp://www.health.gov/nhic/
U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Services clearinghouse and information referral services puts consumers in touch with organizations that have toll-free numbers, publications, and information on diseases, addictions, and health care issues.

Oncolinkhttp://www.oncolink.org
From the University of Pennsylvania, this site offers links to information about cancer including the latest news and research information.

Drugs and Vaccines

Drug Profileshttp://www.healthcentral.com/medications/r/medications/
Information about prescription drugs from the PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs.

Federal Drug Administration – Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)http://www.fda.gov/cder
Developed to provide a user-friendly resource on the World Wide Web for obtaining information on the Center’s processes and activities of interest to regulated industry, health professionals, academia, and the general public. Includes new drugs on the market and a drug information section.

Pubmedhttp://pubmed.gov
The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s premiere search system for health information. It provides free access to the MEDLINE database, as well as in-process citations that have not yet been analyzed and indexed for MEDLINE.

RxList: The Internet Drug Indexhttp://www.rxlist.com/
A searchable database and a list of the top 200 most prescribed drugs in the United States.

Doctor and Hospital Directories

AMA Physician Selecthttps://extapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.jsp
AMA Physician Select provides basic professional information on most licensed physicians in the United States and its possessions, including more than 690,000 doctors of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (DO).

American Hospital Directoryhttp://www.ahd.com/freesearch.php3
American Hospital Directory, Inc. has supplied a database of nationwide hospitals. Links are provided to the hospital web pages, and detailed statistics on each hospital are available.

DocFinderhttp://www.docboard.org
This is a compilation of the Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors listing if a doctor is licensed to practice in a particular state. (New York is not yet included. To get information about New York State doctors, go to the Department of Health link above)

New York State Office of Professional Misconduct and Physician Disciplinehttp://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/opmc/main.htm
The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) at the NY State Department of Health is responsible for investigating complaints about physicians, physician assistants and specialist assistants. Check here to see if there has been any disciplinary action against a doctor.

New York State Physician Profile

http://nydoctorprofile.com/
The Physician Profile compiles information about all physicians who are licensed to practice in New York State. Doctors can also give additional information (optional) about their practice, including contact information and a list of participating health plans that are accepted.

Associations and Organizations

American Medical Associationhttp://www.AMA-assn.org
American Hospital Associationhttp://www.aha.org

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