The Internet has thousands of health-related websites, and some are more reliable than others. This list of links has been chosen as a gateway to some of the Web’s best sources of health care information. Each link here will open in a new window.
MedlinePlus: The National Library of Medicine has developed an excellent start page for health, with links to all the best sources of information. If you could only have one page, this would be the one.
UpToDate: a free online resource for current, in-depth, and unbiased medical information.
Medical Dictionary: The Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, online and easy to use. This page is available on MedlinePlus.
Medical Bookstore: Use this site to browse, select, and purchase books for your own use.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Up to date information on flu, H1N1, and all other health concerns - including Travelers' Health, Workplace Safety, Healthy Living, and much more.
AIDS Info: Up to date information on HIV/AIDS from the NIH (National Institutes of Health).
Cancer information: The National Cancer Institute provides outstanding content about all aspects of cancer care, plus links to additional information.
CAPHIS: The Consumer And Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association brings together excellent resources in many areas of interest and concern - this is the CAPHIS Top 100 List.
Clinical Trials: Current NIH directory of clinical trials of new treatments and medications.
Genetics Home Reference: Current information from NIH on genetic conditions.
Women's Health: The National Women's Health Resource Center serves as a clearinghouse for comprehensive information on women's health topics.
Men's Health: The Men's Health Network is an informational and educational organization recognizing men's health as a specific social concern.
Senior Health: Topics geared to the needs of older people, with large, readable fonts and the ability to turn on the sound and have items read aloud. From NIH.
Teen Health: Slide show, Factoids, top ten lists & surveys to help you answer important questions. Winner of the 2005 Web Excellence Award.
KidsHealth: Health information about children from before birth through adolescence, with separate areas for kids, teens, and parents.
DailyMed: This is the NLM/NIH database of more than 4400 prescription drugs.
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs: Based on reviews of scientific studies, the reports are intended for you to use in discussions with physicians & pharmacists. Site funded by the Engelberg Foundation, a charitable trust, and a grant from the National Library of Medicine, NIH.
Dietary Supplements: Information about active ingredients in over 2000 brands of dietary supplements.
Understanding Lab Tests: A peer-reviewed, non-commercial site to help you understand clinical lab tests.
Toxnet: NIH database on toxicology, hazardous materials, environmental health, and toxic releases. Multiple databases.
Tox Town: Environmental concerns where you live, work, and play.
Poisoning, Toxicology, Environmental Health: Links to special topics through MedlinePlus.
Household Products Database: Potential health effects of chemicals in over 8000 common household products.
Healthy Web Surfing: To help you learn about, evaluate, and select among the thousands of health-related sites.
Quackery & Fraud: Fight frauds, fads, and fallacies! NCAHF positions are based upon the principles of science that underlie consumer protection law.
Images from the History of Medicine: An amazing database of thousands of images from the NLM, History of Medicine Division. Have fun!
Thank you for visiting the PBMC Library. The Internet is a great resource, but please remember that it is completely unregulated. Information from the Internet should not be considered a substitute for an informed discussion with your doctor or other health care provider.
The PBMC Library is open to the public. Please feel free to visit the library, or call (596-8456) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help in your search for medical information. The library is staffed on Tue-Wed-Thur from 9 am - 4 pm.
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