Health & Medical Resources
Government resources for health and medical information with links to
national health centers, health data, health institutes, health
encyclopedias, health clinics, health research guides, health
resources, disease control and prevention, medicare, medicaid, and
Governmental Internet Resources
- Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention of the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse
- CDC's HIV mission is to prevent HIV infection and reduce
the incidence of HIV-related illness and death,
in collaboration with community, state,
national, and international partners. This site includes some of the
following information: Basic Science, Surveillance, Prevention Research,
Vaccine Research, Prevention Tools, Treatment, Funding, Testing,
Evaluation, Software, and Training.
- CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
- 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. This
site includes some of the following information: Health Topics, CDC
Publications, Traveler's Health, and CDC Data & Statistics.
- CDC Data & Statistics
- This site provides some of the following information
reqaurding disease: Hazardous Substances Release information, Sexually
Transmitted Diseases, WISQARS -- Web-based Injury Statistics Query and
Reporting System; tracking of birth defects, cancer registries
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- The Health Care Financing Administration became the CMS on July 1, 2001. It is a federal agency
within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and runs the Medicareand Medicaid programs.
- Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
- CFSAN, is one of six product-oriented centers, in addition to a nationwide
field force, that carry out the mission of the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA). FDA is a scientific regulatory agency responsible
for the safety of the nation's domestically produced and imported foods,
cosmetics, drugs, biologics, medical devices, and radiological
products. This division of the FDA regulates the following
industries: Acidified and Low Acid Canned Foods, Biotechnology,
Cosmetics, Dietary Supplements, Food Additives and Premarket Approval,
Foodborne Illness and Bad Bug Book and Microbiological Methods, Food
Labeling and Nutrition, HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point,
Imports and Exports, Inspections, Compliance, Enforcements and Recalls,
Pesticides and Chemical Contaminants and Total Diet Study, Seafood and
Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia.
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- This agency is charged with regulating food and cosmetics
for the medical industry. This site provides regulations to the following
industries Food, Drugs, Medical Devices, Biologics, Animal Feed & Drugs,
Cosmetics, and Radiation-emitting products.
- This site provides information on possible
causes of the Gulf War Illness. It has case studies, News, Medical
Information, Declassified Documents, and exhaustive studies of the Gulf
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
- JCAHO is an independent not-for-profit organization that evaluates and
accreditsmore than 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United
States. JCAHO accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects
an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
- Medline Articles PUBMED
- PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine,
provides access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and additional
life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full
text articles and other related resources.
- National Bioethics Advisory Commission
- The National Bioethics Advisory Commission will provide
advice and make recommendations to the National Science
and Technology Council, chaired by the President; other appropriate
entities and the public, on bioethical issues arising
from research on human biology and behavior, and the applications,
including the clinical applications, of that research.
- Cloning Human Beings Report
- National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
- Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular
biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in
computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data,
and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding
of molecular processes affecting human health and disease.
- National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease (NIAID)
- NIAID is composed of four extramural divisions: the
Division of AIDS; the Division of Allergy, Immunology and
Transplantation; the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; and
the Division of Extramural Activities. In addition, NIAID scientists
conduct intramural research in laboratories located in Bethesda, Rockville
and Frederick, Maryland, and in Hamilton, Montana. This Institute does
research on Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Asthma and Allergic
Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Vaccine
- National Institute of Health (NIH)
- Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire
new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and
disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. The NIH
mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for
everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own
laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in
universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions
throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research
investigators; and fostering communication of medical and health sciences
- This site has health information Grants & Funding Opportunities, News &
Events, Scientific Resources, Institutes, Centers & Offices.
- National Library of Medicine (NLM)
- This site provides a pleathera of Health related databases
and reference aids including links to: MedlinePlus, MEDLINE/PubMed,
ClinicalTrials.gov, DIRLINE, NLM Gateway, TOXNet, and links to NLM's
Centers for Research.
- Social Security
Nongovernmental Internet Resources
- AllRefer Health Encyclopedia
- Lots of information and resources contained at this site that is written for the average person.
- BoardCertifiedDocsPassword Required
- Check physicians' board certification status, medical education
and work history. Updated daily, BoardCertifiedDocs provides instant
access to complete and verified professional credentials on 580,000 board
certified physicians. Designated a primary source for credentialing
information by the NCQA and JCAHO, this powerful database is an essential
tool for credential verification offices and medical libraries.
- "A medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased
information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources."
- John Hopkins University - Welch Medical Library
- This site provides access to over 1,200 E-Journals, 100
E-databases, and over 100 e-books. It is geered toward Health
- MAYO Clinic
- This site provides access to information on the many
services and research conducted by the Mayo Clinic in its four regional
offices of Jacksonville, Fl., Rochester, MN., and Scottsdale,
- Medical Collection at the University of Miami Password Required
- This secure site provides access to the following
indexes: MEDLINE, PREMEDLINE, PubMed, Current Contents, CINAHL, CANCERLIT,
HealthSTAR, and EBM Reviews.
- Neuroscience on the Internet
- This site is a searchable and browsable index
of neuroscience resources available on the Internet: Neurobiology,
neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science sites
and information on human neurological diseases.
- Risk: Health, Safety & Environment
- This is approximately half of an annotated index,
cumulative through volume 10, no. 3 (Summer 1999), of articles that have
been published in Risk. It includes the full text of articles as
- Risk: Health, Safety & Environment
- Cumulative annotated index of articles that have been published in Risk. Includes full text of articles.
- Physician Directory for U.S.
- "DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 690,000 doctors."