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Useful Websites - Health & Medical Resources


GENERAL 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC is the nation's health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of the nation. The website offers information on diseases and conditions; healthy lifestyles; travelers' health; emergency preparedness; data & statistics; injury, violence, and safety; and more.

Health Finder

A consumer health website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

​​​MedlinePlus

Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library, Medline Plus provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language the health consumer can understand. Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up-to-date.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) 

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. NCCIH was formerly known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

PubMed Central 

PubMed Central (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine.​

PubMed Health 

PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. ​PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. PubMed Health is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

WebMD Health

Website's mission is to provide the health consumer with objective, trustworthy, and accurate health information along with tools to manage one's health.

DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS  

Drugs A – Z from PubMed Health

This resource provides information on brand and generic prescription drugs. Information includes: how to use,  when not to use, food & drugs to avoid, warnings, possible side effects, and more.

Johns Hopkins ABX Guide

 “Hopkins ABX Guide is a guide to disease-causing bacteria, the most common bacterial infections, rare but potentially life-threatening conditions and other things you always wanted to know about bacteria and their impact on human health. Signs and symptoms of the infection, factors that put you at increased risk of developing the infection, complications, treatment options, etc. Everything is covered and everything presented in an easy to understand manner." 

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

ODS's mission is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.

RxList

RxList is an online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs. Information on medications can be found using the Drugs A - Z list (an alphabetical listing of both brand and generic drug names) or by entering the generic or brand drug name in the search box at the top of the page and clicking search. Need to identify a pill? Use our pill identification tool.

SafeMedication.com

From the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists comes this database on patient drug information. It is searchable by brand name or generic name and information is presented in a user-friendly format.​



Updated 5/21/18​