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General Medicine


  • MEDLINEplus Health Information This site is "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 about 500 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."
  • The Diabetes Dictionary This government web site, "defines words that are often used when people talk or write about diabetes. It is designed for people who have diabetes and for their families and friends."
  • Atlas of the Body This site provides a brief overview of the physiology of the human body.
  • American Hospital Directory The American Hospital Directory is a database of information about hospitals located in the United States.
  • State Health Facts Online This resource contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation.
  • Center for Disease Control Online 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.
  • Human Genome Project Information Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy, individuals who visit this Web page will find current information regarding the Human Genome Project.
  • is a digital library of authoritative medical information for all students of medicine
  • HIV/AIDS Information Provided by the National Library of Medicine, this site provides treatment, drug, and consumer information relating to HIV/AIDS.
  • AIDSinfo This site is a service of the US Department of Health and Human Services and includes information on vaccines, HIV clinical trials and treatment, experimental drugs, and therapies for patients, their families, health care providers, and researchers. A downloadable glossary (available in Spanish) is also available.
  • InteliHealth
    InteliHealth promotes good health by providing credible information and useful products from the most trusted sources. InteliHealth focuses on consumer health information.


  • Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
    This site, directed by a team of Mayo physicians, scientists, and writers and educators, is updated each weekday to bring you the most relevant health information.


  • MedScape (free registration)
    Medscape provides access to authoritative health, news and medical information on the Internet.
  • Healthfinder This government site provides links to reliable health information geared to the consumer of health information.


  • PubMed
    PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's search service that provides access to over 11 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals.


  • National Institutes of Health
    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 information.
  • American Heart Association Information about fighting heart disease and stroke.


  • CancerNet
    CancerNet provides recent and accurate cancer information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research. The NCI is a component of the National Institutes of Health, the focal point for the nation's biomedical research. This site is managed by the National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Information, Communication, and Education (OCICE). OCICE is the NCI's primary voice for communicating information about cancer to the Nation.  

Women's Health



  • OBGYN.Net Women and Patients offers: up-to-the-minute reference information, an event calendar, clinical reference collections, powerful search tools, discussion forums, electronic journals, and a place for you to publish your own articles.


  • The National Women's Health Information Center This government health site is a health information and referral center for women. News releases, press releases, as well as hot topics in congress may be found here.


Children's Health


  • Kids Health Kids Health provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.


Nutrition & Health

  • American Dietetic Association This is the professional organization of US dietitians and nutritionists which issues dietary guidelines and recommendations. The ADA acts as an advocate for consumer health and safety on dietary issues, as well.
  • Bexar County Community Health Collaborative The Bexar County Community Health Collaborative provides a 2006 health assessment of the population of Bexar County. You can easily find information and statistics on demographics, infant and child health, mental health, oral health, heart health, diabetes, and cancer health specific to Bexar County.
  • Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Use this site to find articles on food guidelines, fiber, various diet programs, labeling, as well as consumer education materials. The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is part of the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center Part of the US Department of Agriculture, the Food and Nutrition Information Center provides information on dietary supplements, food safety, the nutritional composition of thousands of foods, as well as resources for childcare nutrition.
  • Meals for You Search for complete meal plans or individual recipes by category, by nutritional content, by course, or look up dietary exchange information.
  • An online portal to all nutrition information offered by the federal government.
  • NutritionData This easy to use site generates nutrition facts labels and provides simplified nutritional analyses for all foods and recipes. NutritionData tells you what's good and bad about the foods you eat, and helps you select foods that best meet your dietary needs.
  • Vegetarian Resource Group The VRG's information are developed by physicians and registered dietitians for nutritionally sound vegetarian diets.


Alternative Health

  • The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicines
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) conducts and supports basic and applied research and training and disseminates information on complementary and alternative medicine to practitioners and the public.


  • The Alternative Medicine Homepage
    The Alternative Medicine Homepage is a jumpstation for sources of information on unconventional, unorthodox, unproved, or alternative, complementary, innovative, integrative therapies.
  • HerbMed HerbMed provides "the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. This resource provides thorough, updated information on the traditional uses of more that 100 species of plants."
  • Med Web
    MedWeb, is a Discovery of health related web sites, maintained by the Emory Health Sciences Center Library.


Dental Links

  • American Dental Assistants Association The purpose of this site is, "To advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing and professional activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public."

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