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Directories to Health Resources | General Health Sites |Drugs and Vaccines
| Doctor & Hospital Directories | Alternative Medicine |Associations

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Directories to Health Resources

American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org - the official site for the American Cancer Society. This includes a searchable database of cancer information, links to local survivor groups, and message boards.

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention - http://www.cdc.gov - Large site with information on health of infants, children, teens, men, women and older adults. Also information in travel, environmental and occupational health.

Dirline http://dirline.nlm.nih.gov - the National Library of Medicine's online database containing descriptions of organizations, research centers and research projects pertaining to various areas of medicine. Search by keyword.

Family Doctor.org http://www.familydoctor.org - the official site for the American Academy of Family Physicians. This includes a database of over 500 Health Topics, a Family Doctor Search, a Drug Information Database and a Medical Dictionary.

Health Finder- http://www.healthfinder.gov
Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a gateway to consumer health information.

HealthGate - Free MEDLINE http://www.healthgate.com- Provides free searching of the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE journal abstracts database back to 1966. Citations and abstracts provided free.

InteliHealth- http://www.intelihealth.com - is reviewed and approved by leading medical experts. More than 150 top health care organizations contribute to InteliHealth's content, including the National Institutes of Health, other government agencies, major non-profits, other publishers and news media. Includes a comprehensive health library , consumer and medical journal abstracts, drug databases, information from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.

KidsHealth.org http://KidsHealth.org/- Separate browsing areas for kids, parents, and health professionals. Parents will find a collection of resources on pediatric and parenting issues. Has a site search engine and index.

Lab Tests Online: http://www.labtestsonline.org - supplies comprehensive information on laboratory testing. One may search by the name of the laboratory test, by medical condition or by type of screening (newborn, adult, etc).

Mayo Health Clinic- http://www.mayoclinic.com
Mayo Clinic's web site for reliable medical information. This site has sections including a library of medical information, weekly Headline Watch, and nine different topical centers including Cancer, Children, Nutrition and Alzheimer's. There is also a place to ask a question, via email, of a Mayo doctor or dietician.

Medem http://www.medem.com - Many of the most well known medical societies produce patient education information. This site consolidates this patient information into one place, making it easy to access.

Medline Plus- http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
Health information organized by topic, medical dictionaries, directories of doctors, hospitals and medical organizations, links to online publications, the MEDLINE database, and more from the National Library of Medicine.

Merk Medical Manual http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual/ - This is a searchable, online version of the popular quide to diseases and treatment.

National Cancer Institute http://cancer.gov - This web site provides access to general information on cancer, as well as information on clinical trials, cancer statistics, and cancer-related research programs.

National Health Information Center http://www.health.gov/nhic/ -U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Services clearinghouse and information referral services puts consumers in touch with organizations that have toll-free numbers, publications, and information on diseases, addictions, and health care issues.

National Organization for Rare Disorders http://www.rarediseases.org - the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) official site. There is a comprehensive database of rare diseases as well as a list of rare disease-related organizations.


MySeniorCare.com
http://www.myseniorcare.com
MySeniorCare is a leading online resource connecting families with a nationwide network of pre-screened, qualified senior care providers. The information contained on each health provider comes from numerous government, non-profit and commercial sources.


General Health Sites

Mayo Health Clinic- http://www.mayoclinic.com
Mayo Clinic’s web site for reliable medical information. This site has sections including a library of medical information, weekly Headline Watch, and nine different topical centers including Cancer, Children, Nutrition and Alzheimer’s. There is also a place to ask a question, via email, of a Mayo doctor or dietician.

Dr. Koop’s Community- http://www.drkoop.com
A web site based on the vision of former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop. The site is broken up in centers: Family Resources, Healthcare Resources, Health and Wellness, Health News, Conditions & Concerns, and Interactive Communities.

Complete Home Medical Health Guide- http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/texts/guide/
The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons medical information site. Includes chapters on Using the health care system, health concerns, first aid and safety, symptoms and diagnoses, treatment and prevention of disease, and drug information. Information provided is more medical in nature than consumer oriented.

Flustar - http://www.flustar.com/ -Developed to provide health care professionals and consumers with the most up to date information on the spread of influenza during the flu season. Includes information about symptoms, vaccines, and epidemiology.

Health Central- http://www.healthcentral.com
Consumer health and wellness news, information and a section of reports from the popular Dr. Dean Edell. Also includes a centers section for in-depth topics, a library for
fast facts and interactive chat rooms and bulletin boards.

HealthGate - Free MEDLINE http://www.healthgate.com- Provides free searching of the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE journal abstracts database back to 1966. Citations and abstracts provided free.

InteliHealth- http://www.intelihealth.com - is reviewed and approved by leading medical experts. More than 150 top health care organizations contribute to InteliHealth's content, including the National Institutes of Health, other government agencies, major non-profits, other publishers and news media. Includes a comprehensive health library , consumer and medical journal abstracts, drug databases, information from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.

KidsHealth.org http://KidsHealth.org/- Separate browsing areas for kids, parents, and health professionals. Parents will find a collection of resources on pediatric and parenting issues. Has a site search engine and index.

National Health Information Center http://www.health.gov/nhic/ -U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Services clearinghouse and information referral services puts consumers in touch with organizations that have toll-free numbers, publications, and information on diseases, addictions, and health care issues.

Oncolink - http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu/ - From the University of PEnnsylvania, this site offers links to information about cancer including the latest news and research information.

PEDBASE Homepage - http://www.icondata.com/health/pedbase/pedlynx.htm-Doctor-designed site that provides information on children’s medical disorders.

Drugs and Vaccines

Drug Profiles- http://www.healthsquare.com/drugmain.htm
Information about prescription drugs from the PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs.

Federal Drug Administration- Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) - http://www.fda.gov/cder
Developed to provide a user-friendly resource on the World Wide Web for obtaining
information on the Center's processes and activities of interest to regulated industry, health professionals, academia, and the general public. Includes new drugs on the
market and a drug information section.

National Vaccine Information Center- http://www.909shot.com
Vaccination information from NVIC, dedicated to the prevention of vaccine injuries and deaths through public education.

Pubmed - http://pubmed.gov - The U.S. National Library of Medicine's premiere search system for health information. It provides free access to the MEDLINE database, as well as in-process citations that have not yet been analyzed and indexed for MEDLINE.

RxList: The Internet Drug Index - http://www.rxlist.com/
A searchable database and a list of the top 200 most prescribed drugs in the United States.

Doctor and Hospital Directories

AMA Physician Select - http://www.ama-assn.org/aps/amahg.htm - AMA Physician Select provides basic professional information on most licensed physicians in the United States and its possessions, including more than 690,000 doctors of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (DO).

American Hospital Directory - http://www.ahd.com/freesearch.php3 - American Hospital Directory, Inc. has supplied a database of nationwide hospitals. Links are provided to the hospital web pages, and detailed statistics on each hospital are available.

DocFinder - http://www.docboard.org - This is a compilation of the Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors listing if a doctor is licensed to practice in a particular state. (New York is not yet included. To get information about New York State doctors, go to the Department of Health link above)

New York State Office of Professional Misconduct and Physician Discipline - http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/opmc/main.htm - The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) at the NY State Department of Health is responsible for investigating complaints about physicians, physician assistants and specialist assistants. Check here to see if there has been any disciplinary action against a doctor.


New York State Physician Profile
http://nydoctorprofile.com/
The Physician Profile compiles information about all physicians who are licensed to practice in New York State.  Doctors can also give additional information (optional) about their practice, including contact information and a list of participating health plans that are accepted.

Alternative Medicine

Alternative and Complementary Medicine Center- http://www.altmed.net
A guide to alternative medicine, a professional referral network, information on traditional medicine systems, alternative therapies, and other area

Alternative Health News Online- http://www.altmedicine.com
News, with an extensive alternative medicine directory, and other areas.


Associations and Organizations

American Medical Association- http://www.AMA-assn.org

American Hospital Association- http://www.aha.org

 

Contact Peggy Mello, Head Technical Services and Health and Medical Librarian

To make suggestions about this site, to report dead links, or for information related to Health and Medical resources you may contact Ms. Mello at:

William K. Sanford Town Library
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Loudonville, NY 12211

Phone: (518) 458-9274
Fax: (518) 438-0988
E-mail: peggy@colonielibrary.org


 


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