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This is a list of sites that provide information written for the patient and consumer. You may also contact the library for information through the Consumer Health Information Service or search the UT Libraries Catalog for books on Consumer Health held at Preston Medical Library. A list of general resources is at the bottom.
This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of consumer/patient health sites on the Internet.
AAFP-- family doctor.org
A product of the American Academy of Family Physicians includes information for the public on a broad range of medical topics.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Launches Redesigned, One-Stop Cancer Resource Web Site! NCI says that Cancer.gov (http://cancer.gov ) is a dramatically improved, easy-to-navigate Web site, and a one-stop resource for cancer information. This includes PDQ (Physician Data Query) . PDQ is NCI's comprehensive cancer database. It contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care; a registry of approximately 1,800 open and 12,000 closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians, professionals who provide genetics services, and organizations that provide cancer care.
Cancer News on the Net®
This service is dedicated to bringing patients and their families the latest news and information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services."
The U.S. National Institutes of Health , through its National Library of Medicine , has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.
Columbia Home Medical Guide
Full text from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Links to online health information resources for the deaf.
The Dietary Supplements Labels Database
The National Library of Medicine has released a new resource focused on dietary supplements. The database iincludes information from the labels of over 2,000 brands of dietary supplements in the marketplace, including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and other specialty supplements.
Dietary Supplements Resource Page
To find more information about Dietary Supplements, visit the library's Dietary Supplements Resource Page.
Directory of Health Organizations This list provides links to organizations and support groups.
Directory of Local Organizations This list, produced by the Knox County Public Library, provides links to Knoxville area organizations, including support groups. You can browse to the category "Support and Assistance" to find local support groups.
Genetics Home Reference - Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions
This site provides information about the genetic component of health conditions, diseases, and syndromes.
Health Information for Women: Health Information provided by the FDA, focused on Women.
Health Information in Multiple Languages: Medline Plus, the National Library of Medicine's Consumer Health online resource, includes Health Information in Multiple Languages.
"Healthfinder™ is a gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government. " Healthfinder® is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Comprehensive, up-to-date, information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy. This page is published by the University of California San Francisco Center for HIV Information.
Household Products Safety Information
What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.
"Our mission is to empower people to manage their health. We accomplish this by providing useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic."
"A goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine . Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date. MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 590 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MEDLINEplus is updated daily and can be bookmarked at the URL: http://medlineplus.gov
A printed brochure is available for download.
MEDLINEplus: Drug Information
Information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications is provided through two drug resources -- MedMaster™†, a product of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) , and the USP DI® Advice for the Patient® ‡, a product of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).
Includes: The Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition; The Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy; The Merck Manual of Geriatrics; The Merck Veterinary Manual; and the Merck Index.
National Institutes of Health "Health Information"
"Publications -- clinical trials -- health hotlines -- A-Z subject index -- Institutes -- MedlinePlus -- other credible resources."
National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)
NWHIC is a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources.
New York Online Access to Health (NOAH)--Its mission statement: "NOAH provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased."
Office of Oncology Drug Products
The Office of Oncology Drug Products oversees development, approval, and regulation of drug and other therapies for cancer.
"PDQ (Physician Data Query) is NCI's comprehensive cancer database.It contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care; a registry of approximately 1,800 open and 12,000 closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians, professionals who provide genetics services, and organizations that provide cancer care. "
Professional Medical Organizations
Yahoo's List of Professional Medical Organizations on the Web.
" MEDLINE is the NLM's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. The file contains over 11 million citations dating back to the mid-1960's. Coverage is worldwide, but most records are from English-language sources or have English abstracts. Citations prior to the mid-1960s can be found in NLM's OLDMEDLINE database."
"Your guide to health fraud, quackery and intelligent decisions. Quackwatch, Inc., a member of Consumer Federation of America, is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Founded by Dr. Stephen Barrett in 1969."
Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness
Expert guidelines, factsheets and other tools for public health preparedness.
Health information for older adults.
Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)
Infotrac Health Reference Center Academic AND MORE now available. "TEL provides free online access to selected electronic databases for all libraries serving the citizens of the state of Tennessee: public, academic, school, and not-for-profit special libraries." Please call the Preston Medical Library or your local public library for a password.
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