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Health

  • Health
    • Alternative Medicine
      • Online version of 1931 ed. of "A Modern Herbal" by Grieve. Has poison and recipe index. Each item has description, medicinal use and dosage information.
      • Frequently asked questions regarding herbal medicine and culinary herbs. Arranged by herb and by condition they affect.

      • Describes complementary and alternative medicine. Health information includes acupuncture, herbs, clinical trials, how to choose a CAM practitioner. Includes link for information in Spanish.
      • This non-profit organization combats health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Original research with qualifications of writers given. Defines quackery; presents information on questionable products and services.
    • Diet & Nutrition
      • 7,500 recipes with links to 'Gourmet' and 'Bon Appetit' journals plus recent cookbooks. Can limit by type of preparation, ingredients, type of meal, special requirements such as 'low fat.' Menu suggestions included.
      • Credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.  Includes food pyramids.

      • Select 'USDA Food Labels' for nutrient contents of all types of foods; current disease trends.
      • Provides detailed composition of foods.
      • Preventive medicine through nutrition from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
    • Directories & Registers
    • Disabilities
    • Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
      • A comprehensive arthritis database with educational information on different types of arthritis, pain management, treatment options and FAQ's.
      • Compilation of recent articles on cancer for patients and their families.
      • Information on Communicable Diseases, Travel Health, and AIDS.
      • Covers health for the whole family, diseases & conditions, prevention & wellness, pregnancy & newborns, kids, teens, and seniors.

      • Alphabetical listing of a variety of diseases and treatments with current medical and health information.
      • Read about the disease of your choice from this standard medical reference source. You will have to read ads from the company and complete a free registration form to access the Merck Manual.
    • Drugs
    • General
      • Find out information about physicians and peruse the latest copy of JAMA.
      • MLA's selection of health web links divided into major subject categories: General Health, Women's Health, Men's Health, Parenting & Kids Health, Seniors, Specific Health Problems, Drug Info, and Health Professionals.
      • Contains News Center, Cost-Estimate Calculator and Need Help Now? (information if you need coverage before 2014) sections. Covered California, part of the State of California, provides the tools to shop for health insurance that meets your health care needs and financial realities.

      • Guide to reliable health information produced by the U.S. Government.  Four main sections: Health library , Just for You (Select topics pertinent to your age or condition), Health Care, Organizations.
      • Affordable Care Act information site explains health benefits in your state, preventative services for women, young adult coverage, and the health insurance marketplace.  Provided by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.

      • Comprehensive site for consumer health, with links to Medline, drug databases and USDA food labels (see Diet and Nutrition section below). Complements NORD (see Associations and Organizations section below)
      • Childhood infectious diseases, children's health for parents, children and professionals.
      • Information about diseases and conditions, treatment options, and drugs. Has a Symptom Checker feature.
      • A service of the National Library of Medicine. Provides health and drug information, directories for physicians, hospitals, etc.

      • A comprehensive web site offering health and medical information to physicians and consumers.
      • Contains A-Z index of NIH health resources, clinical trials, MedlinePlus, health hotlines, current medical news, Grants & Funding opportunities, research training & scientific resources, Institutes, and Centers & Offices. Includes link for information in Spanish.
      • Database for rare disorders with links to contacts and support groups.
      • Contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.  The database provides information for the benefit, use, and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in health-related issues, programs, and initiatives regarding North American indigenous peoples.

      • A free full-text archive of peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the US National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

      • The gateway to reliable information about science and technology from across Federal government organizations. Agencies covered are the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Interior; Environmental Protection; National Aeronautics and Space, and National Science Foundation.

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