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General Health

Go Ask Alice
Provides readers with credible, accessible information so that they can make better decisions concerning their health and well-being.

American Dietetic Association
Nutrition information, resources, and access to Registered Dietitians provided by ADA and the National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics.

Ask Dr. Weil
A leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine.

Best Health Plans
Annual report from US News and World Report on the best managed-care health plans. Also includes data on Medicare and Medicaid plans.

Best Hospitals
Annual report from US News and World Report which ranks the best hospitals in 17 areas of specialization. Includes a hospital database that can be searched by specialty, location or medical center name.

CDC Travelers' Health
Find the latest health advisories for travel destinations. Consult The Yellow Book , the CDC's reference for those who advise international travelers of health risks.

ClinicalTrials.gov
Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.

ConsumerLab
Provides independent testing results about vitamins, supplements, and nutrition products to consumers and healthcare providers.

Familydoctor.org
Health information for the whole family, from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Available in both English and Spanish.

Food and Nutrition Information Center
Dietary supplements, guidelines, food guide pyramid, child care nutrition, food safety and topics from AZ.

Genetics Home Reference
Free access to consumer-friendly information on medical genetics from the National Library of Medicine.

Healia
Healia is the premier consumer health search engine for finding high quality and personalized health information on the Web. It serves as an independent, unbiased gateway to the highest quality health information resources.

Healthfinder
A consumer health information gateway site from the U.S. government. Provides links to reliable health information sources including online publications, Web sites, support groups, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Available in both English and Spanish.

Healthline
A consumer medical search engine focused on delivering results from trusted, high-quality healthcare web sites.

Lab Tests Online
Explains clearly and concisely the purpose of many blood tests and other laboratory tests.

Mayo Clinic
Medical and health information and tools for healthy living from the Mayo Clinic. Includes current medical research news, information about diseases and conditions, a symptom checker, a first aid guide and prescription drug information.

MedlinePlus
Health information from the National Library of Medicine. Easy access to Medline and Health topics, medical dictionaries, drug information, online directories of doctors and hospitals, a link to clinical trials and many other publications. Now includes a section on herbal medicines and dietary supplements. Available in both English and Spanish.

National Institutes of Health
Twenty-seven institutes comprise the NIH, each responsible for research within their specific field. Find current medical research and health information by topic and disease. Search across all institute Web pages simultaneously, including MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine.

National Library of Medicine
The world's largest medical library. Search across all the resources of the National Library of Medicine at one time. There are twenty-two databases from which you can retrieve information, from drugs and general health to hazardous substances and toxicity studies.

NetWellness
Health and wellness information from the faculty of the Universities of Cincinnati, Ohio State and Case Western Reserve.

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
A source accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased health information for consumers. Sponsored by The City University of New York, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency, and The New York Public Library. Available in both English and Spanish.

Nutrition.gov
Access to government information on food, human nutrition and dietary guidance.

WebMD
The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.

Directories

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Select "find an ND" to locate a naturopathic doctor in your area.

American Board of Medical Specialties
Access the list of board certified physicians.

Docfinder
Search the databases of licensed physicians from the medical boards of participating states.

Doctor Finder
Locate a physician by specialty or name in the American Medical Association's directory.

Find a Dentist
A directory of dentists organized by name, location or specialty from American Dental Association.

Find a Psychologist
Search the American Psychological Association (APA) directory to find a psychologist.

Texas Medical Association - Find a Physician
Locate physicians who are members of the Texas Medical Association.

Diseases & Conditions

AidsInfo
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers.

Allergies & Asthma
Tips from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. Includes some Spanish materials.

Alzheimer's Association
Provides information about Alzheimer's disease, resources, research advances, clinical trials and publications. Available in English and Spanish.

Alzheimer's Association Care Finder
Provides information on what good care is and how to find it. Use the interactive tool which gives you recommended options and a list of questions to ask when screening a care provider.

American Cancer Society
Learn about cancer, how to fight and manage your cancer, current research and clinical trials, and how to make use of support groups and services.

American Diabetes Association
Information about preventing and curing diabetes and improving the lives of all people affected by this disease. Available in English and Spanish.

American Heart Association
The definitive site for heart health information.

American Lung Association
Provides information on asthma, smoking, and indoor and outdoor air quality.

American Social Health Association
A site dedicated to stopping sexually transmitted diseases and their harmful consequences to individuals, families and communities.

Arthritis Foundation
Get information on arthritis and related inflammatory diseases.

Breastcancer.org
Information from a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information and statistics about diseases, disease prevention, and international health news. Available in both English and Spanish.

Disease Risk Index
Lets you find out your risk of developing five of the most important diseases in the United States and provides personalized tips for preventing them.

Diseases Database
Provides a cross-referenced medical dictionary of diseases, medications, symptoms, signs and investigations. Searches multiple health resources simultaneously. Links to disease specific web pages and databases.

Dr. Spock
A complete child health resource for expert medical and parenting advice on pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, babies, infants and toddlers.

Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia
Provides information about circulatory diseases written in layperson's language.

HIV InSite
A gateway to HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California, San Francisco.

KidsHealth.org
Health information directed at kids, teens or their parents.

Lung Cancer Online
Get facts and information, including diagnosis and staging, prognosis and survival, types of lung cancer and more.

MedlinePlus
Brings together authoritative health information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Includes a medical dictionary, drug information, online directories of doctors and hospitals, and a link to clinical trials. Now includes a section on herbal medicines and dietary supplements. Available in both English and Spanish.

Mental Health America
Addresses all aspects of mental health and mental illness. Formerly the National Mental Health Association.

Merck Manual Home Edition
The online version of the Merck Manual of Medical Information

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
The online version of the standard reference book for diseases and treatment.

National Cancer Institute
Cancer information, including treatment guidelines written for the consumer by the federal government's National Cancer Institute. Available in both English and Spanish.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Information on complementary and alternative healing practices.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
From the National Institutes of Health, a comprehensive resource on diabetes that includes diagnosis, treatment, research and prognosis, as well as statistics and clinical trials. Also available in Spanish.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Contains information for professionals and the general public about heart and vascular diseases, lung diseases and blood diseases.

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
Information about rare disorders, including lists of organizations and support groups.

ObGyn.net
Information on women's health topics and current treatment options for hundreds of conditions.

Oncolink
Comprehensive information on cancer treatments and cancer research advances from the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center.

Our Bodies Ourselves
A companion web site to the book, Our Bodies, Ourselves, covering all aspects of women's health.

PubMed
A service of the US National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.

STD Prevention
Information, statistics, and treatment guidelines for sexually transmitted diseases from CDC's Division of STD Prevention.

Womenshealth.gov
Recommended health screenings, news and other information for women of all ages from the Office on Women's Health.

Drugs

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - Generic Drugs
Information on generic drugs from the FDA.

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
Information from Consumer Reports on making more cost-effective prescription drug choices.

Drugs@FDA
Information about FDA-approved prescription, over-the-counter, and discontinued drug products.

Drugs.com
Provides prescription & OTC drug information for consumers and professionals.

Drug Digest
An educational, non biased drug information site dedicated to helping consumers make informed choices about trade name and generic drugs.

Drugwatch.com
Educates the public about the thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications sold in this country. The site is continually updated with the latest drug recalls, FDA approvals, drug side effects, and drug interactions.

FDA Drug Information Page
Information on newly approved drugs by the FDA. Also provides links to information on prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, side effects and drug safety.

Medline Plus Drug Information
Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications provided by the United States Pharmacopeia.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
A site that helps qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them.

PharmacyChecker.com
Collects, evaluates, and reports credentials, prices, and customer feedback regarding pharmacies that operate online and through mail-order and fax.

RxList
An online database of the most popular drugs. Provides dosage, pharmacology, interactions and side effects, etc.

SafeMedication.com
Information on safety and and to take medicines most effectively.

TeenDrugAbuse.us
Created to help bring awareness to the spread of teen drug abuse problems in the U.S. Provides lots of information, articles and statistics on drug use, abuse and specific drugs.

Local Resources

Comparing Texas HMOs
Get results by company and by region. Some information in Spanish.

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Health Guide
A guide to medical resources in Texas. Contains links to resources in Texas, nationwide resources, and publications.

Texas Medical Board
The state agency mandated to regulate the practice of medicine by M.D.'s and D.O.'s in Texas.

Statistics

CDC FASTATS
Provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance.

DSHS Center for Health Statistics
A comprehensive site for Texas health data, many different reports available.

State Health Facts
Statistics on the health and population of every state including figures on Medicaid and Medicare coverage. From the Kaiser Family Foundation.

WHO Statistical Information System
Statistical information from the World Health Organization on healthy life expectancy, mortality, health personnel, immunizations, etc. that indicate the health status of countries of the world.