Our web page for Health Resources has some new, updated information. Although Google may be your first place to look for health information, this post highlights 5 high quality resources that are pre-filtered by experts so you can save time and get better health information. Take a look at one, two, or all! We welcome your feedback!
MedlinePlus is a resource designed by experts at the National Library of Medicine for consumers like you…really everyone! It is written in simple language (and multiple languages) providing Health topics, a medical encyclopedia, drugs and supplement information, with links to external associations and support groups. Results include: summaries, documents, images and videos.
Clinicaltrials.gov is a database of privately and publicly-funded clinical studies throughout the world. It enables you to locate clinical trials looking for volunteers…although one should always talk to your health care provider first! This source enables you to search conditions and diseases, limit to county, state, and find overviews and results of studies. Congress has mandated all clinical trial studies be registered; the World Health Organization (WHO) supports this, too!
Health Reference Center Academic is a fantastic resource for all kinds of health information, linking to full articles as well as summaries of a broad range of information. This is not a new resource but may be new to you!
Merck Manuals. This is every nurse or mother’s basic handbook for diagnosis and therapy. You can choose to read the “patient” or consumer version or the “professional” or provider one. The Merck manual of veterinary information is also linked thanks to our WLS. So, much information about animals!
NIH Health Information offers a huge array of research, clinical and public health information. NIH offers health information highlights, wellness toolkits, and a Healthfinder option to locate a doctor or dentist or to provide information about these providers.
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