Health

ABMS Certified Doctor Home Page: Certified Doctor Verification Service of the American Board of Medical Specialties (select “Is Your Doctor Certified?”); also a search function for participating physicians.

Acupuncture.com: primer on acupuncture; FAQ’s; directory of licensed acupuncturists; directory of acupuncture schools.

AMA DoctorFinder: compiled and published by the American Medical Association (“AMA”) as a reference source of demographic and professional information on individual physicians in the United States.

American Botanical Council: an independent, nonprofit research and education organization that provides information about herbs for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

American Hospital Directory: includes all U.S. hospitals that treat Medicare patients; search by name, city, state, zip code or area code; profiles may include number of beds, accreditation, medical school affiliation, services provided.

American Institute of Cancer Research: Learn about cancer prevention and treatment.

American Lyme Disease Foundation: loads of facts and links from this Connecticut non-profit

BMI Calculator: Figure out your Body Mass Index from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

The Body: An AIDS and HIV Information Resource: searchable library of 30,000+documents, continually updated; interactive Q&A forums; site has won numerous awards.

Centers for Disease Control: health topics A-Z; reliable information on current health concerns.

Chirobase: a guide to chiropractic medicine, including a directory of practitioners.

Directory of Accredited Organizations from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations: search for information and reports on hospitals, health care plans, nursing homes, home health care providers (look for “Quality Check”).

Drugs – RxList: search 4,000+ prescription drug products by name or ID imprint code.

Food & Nutrition Information Center: analyze foods for various nutrients; from the National Agriculture Library.

HealthCentral Heart Disease Symptoms: an independent educational site that provides information on heart disease, treatment, risks, daily news, nutrition; heart care provider directory, links to other sites; searchable.

Healthfinder: US Government site with links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites, & support & self-help groups.

HealthyNJ:a consumer health site from UMDNJ; searchable information on wellness and diseases; cosponsored by the NJ State Library and the New Jersey Library Association.

HerbMed: from the Alternative Medicine Foundation; information on the top 20 herbs; for each herb includes warnings about toxicity, adverse effects, drug interactions, preparations; links to pictures of the herbs; searchable

Homeopathy Home Page: links to websites & mailing lists; FAQ’s; bibliography

Innerbody: Human anatomy on-line – interactive; 100+ images & animations

LabTestsOnline: searchable information on lab tests and interpreting results

Mayo Clinic Diseases and Conditions: More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health.

Medicare — The Official US Government Site for Medicare Information: gateway to information on Medicare; includes “Medicare Compare,” a searchable database of managed care plans

MEDLINEPlus: Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINEPlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

Medscape – Emergency Medicine: commercially sponsored site for physicians and the public

Mentalhelp.net: links to 6,000+ online mental health resources

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: keyword search or browse the text of the Merck Manual (Centennial edition, 1999, the latest in print)

Mesothelioma Center: information on asbestos, mesothelioma, and other cancers that are caused by asbestos exposure (lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc.)

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: health topics, herb fact sheets, information on clinical trials, links

National Library of Medicine Health Information: a health gateway site from the National Library of Medicine; includes information from MEDLINE, links to self-help groups, medical dictionaries, directories of doctors and hospitals,  clearinghouses, health-related organizations, and a search databases section with dozens of databases on topics such as clinical trials, nutrition, AIDS, cancer, etc.

New England Journal of Medicine Online: articles from 1990 to the present; full text of some features + abstracts of original & special articles; full text collections include asthma, breast cancer & molecular medicine

New Jersey Healthcare Profile: this site includes information on all doctors who are actively licensed and currently permitted to practice medicine or podiatry in New Jersey; search for a doctor by name, field of medicine, hospital, county, or city/town; the profiles provide information about a practitioner’s credentials and education and also about disciplinary actions, hospital restrictions, and malpractice payments.

Nutrition Source: Based at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, The Nutrition Source offers comprehensive nutrition information through timely articles and FAQs, while recipes and tools, including The Healthy Eating Plate, facilitate the translation of food and nutrition knowledge into daily practice.

OBGYN.net The Universe of Women’s Health: with sections for women, medical professionals & the medical industry, this is a comprehensive site offering original content, journals, news; searchable.

PubMed: search more than 21 million citations for biomedical journals from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites; from the National Library of Medicine.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: alcohol & drug fact sheets; agencies & organizations; research & statistics.

USDA Nutrient Database: keyword search; returns values by serving size for proximates, minerals, vitamins, lipids, amino acids.

Watch, Learn & Live: The American Heart Association’s interactive cardiovascular library. Here you’ll find informative illustrations and animations about a variety of conditions, treatments and procedures related to heart disease and stroke.

WebMD: A good source of general information on health and wellness.

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