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  • Health
    • Alternative Medicine
      • Frequently asked questions regarding herbal medicine and culinary herbs. Arranged by herb and by condition they affect.

      • 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.
      • NCCIH is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and integrative health approaches.  The center is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which is part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. The web site provides information on complementary and alternative medicine; how to be an informed consumer; and information on grants and funding opportunities. The site also includes a 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.

      • Preventive medicine through nutrition from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

      • Provides detailed composition of foods.

    • Directories & Registers
    • Disabilities
    • Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
    • Drugs
    • General
      • Find out information about physicians and peruse the latest copy of JAMA.

      • 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.

      • Find up-to-date and reliable information on aging research and health and wellness for older adults.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.