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Disability Resources focuses on nonmedical information that can help people with disabilities live independent, productive lives. When we do need health or medical resources, however, we usually start with these sites. Most of them are meta sites, or large collections of links to other resources.

 

Alternative Medicine Homepage
A good site for links to information about “unconventional, unorthodox, unproven, or alternative, complementary, innovative, integrative therapies.”
 

CHID OnLine
CHID (Combined Health Information Database) is a database produced by health-related agencies of the federal government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for a wide variety of health information and health education materials that are not indexed in traditional sources.
 

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
A large, well organized collection of unannotated links to sites that list links. Sites are listed by number of links, and a “clean bill of health” is awarded to those with high connectivity rates.
 

Health A to Z
A huge, well-organized, meta site with briefly annotated and rated links.
 

Health Information
The combined online resources of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offer a wealth of authoritive, health-related information at both the public and professional levels. This page explains the key NIH resources that are available online.
 

Healthfinder
This “gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government” links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.
 

MayoClinic.com
This consumer-oriented health and medical site provides excellent articles on diseases and conditions, preventative health information, drug information, and more.
 

Medical Library Association – Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS)
A list of the the 100 best consumer health websites, based on credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and disclaimers.. Includes general health sites, women’s health sites, men’s health sites, kids and parenting health sites, seniors’ sites, specific health problems, information for health professionals, drug information resources, and more. [added 11/27/01]
 

The Merck Manual of Medical Information – Home Edition
A consumer-oriented edition of the classic medical reference textbook.
 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) [added 12/29/01]
Part of the National Institutes of Health, NCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science; training CAM researchers; and disseminating authoritative information. Its website includes a wide range of information for consumers, practitioners, and researchers.
 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The home page of this important government agency includes a useful guide to NIH health-related resources online, links to the many institutes and offices that comprise NIH, and more.
 

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Health Information
This page is a gateway to NLM’s extensive and excellent online resources, including:

MEDLINEplus – find answers to your health questions

MEDLINE/PUBMED – references and abstracts from 4300 biomedical journals

ClinicalTrials.gov – provides information for patients about clinical research studies
DIRLINE – directory of health organizations
LOCATORplus – catalog of books, journals, and audiovisuals in the NLM collections
NLM Gateway – a single Web interface that searches multiple NLM retrieval systems
 

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
An extensive bilingual (English/Spanish) consumer health resource with lots of links, arranged by topic.
 

PubMed
Looking for medical articles? PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s search service that provides access to over 10 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals. Visitors can register to order copies of documents from a participating health science library by using “Loansome Doc”, there may be a separate charge incurred for each article you request
 

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