Selected Internet Resources - Health/Medical
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC home page includes travelers' health information, an
alphabetical health topic index, a publication list, data and statistics, and
much more. Direct access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines and other data
is at CDC Wonder (http://wonder.cdc.gov)
CAPHIS " Web
Sites You Can Trust"
The Medical Library Association's Consumer and Patient Health
Information Section (CAPHIS) selects 100 quality health web sites
for librarians and consumers. They are divided into groupings such
as general health, drug information, women, men, kids, seniors
and specific health problems.
Prescription drug information for consumers &
professionals on over 24,000 approved medications.
Food and Drug Administration
Librarians' Internet Index (LII)--Health
Hundreds of Web sites on health topics. The lists are maintained
by librarians at this publicly funded enterprise whose aim is to
feature the "best of the Web."
Another award-winning site directed at consumers.
From National Library of Medicine(NLM), a consumer-oriented
portal to Web sites selected by NLM staff for their content and
reliability. It has links to information on many health topics,
news and drug information, as well as research aids such as dictionaries,
encyclopedias and directories.
for Health Statistics (NCHS)
NCHS, another CDC site, is responsible for the collection,
analyses, and dissemination of health statistics. An index of subjects, FASTATS
A to Z, gives the researcher the latest statistics and links to comprehensive
reports that can be viewed or downloaded.
National Council Against
NCAHF is a consumer organization dealing with
health fraud, misinformation and quackery. It links to Quackwatch,
operated by Dr. Stephen Barrett. Quackwatch
(http://www.quackwatch.com) also combats quackery and health fraud.
PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's biomedical
citation database ( MEDLINE) with links to fulltext articles, online
books and journals and other NLM/NIH databases, such as PubMed
Central (archive of life sciences journal articles) and ClinicalTrials.gov.
of Health and Human Services (HHS) Healthfinder
In 1997 HHS launched a consumer-oriented Web site
called healthfinder. It is easy to use and has garnered many awards.