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Find information on medications, diseases, and physicians.
Click On: Pregnancy and Birth
Reliable sites on fertility, prenatal care, and birth options.
Click On: Prepare for Emergencies
Suggestions for planning for natural disasters, severe weather, and other emergencies including information from local agencies and includes a section on first aid sites.
Click On: Seniors Online
Special sites offer information on health, job opportunities, money management, travel, and social services for seniors.
Consumer Health Complete
Full-text articles from consumer health magazines, reference books and encyclopedias, reports, and pamphlets as well as images, diagrams, and videos on health topics.
Consumer Health Ratings
This comprehensive site from Consumer Reports has gathered ratings from agencies across the U.S. It includes listings for specialists and hospitals that are highly rated for treating specific diseases and also provides links to comparisons of hospital costs and physician charges.
Information from Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide on common medical tests.
Health information for the whole family.
Family Medical Net
Excellent place to begin your search for health and wellness information.
Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
Comprehensive encyclopedia with articles about 120 different cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, and diagnostic procedures.
Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
Encyclopedia articles on genetic disorders containing information on conditions, tests, procedures, treatments, and therapies.
Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Covers 150 specific mental disorders, describing their conditions as well as their therapies.
Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Caregivers
Focuses on the diseases of the aging body and other issues of concern to the elderly.
In-depth health information for the consumer offering disease-specific videos, links to health blogs, drug information, and much more. This is an excellent place to start your search for current reliable medical information.
Infectious Diseases: In Context
Offers global coverage of contagious diseases that directly affect humans and examines their historical, political, and ethical impact.
Consumer health information from many organizations.
Mayo Clinic Health
Articles and information from Mayo Clinic doctors.
Extensive coverage of diseases and conditions. Supervised by board certified physicians.
Find definitions, symptoms, and treatments for a wide variety of conditions.
National Institutes of Health
Links to many health information sites.
Easy access to Medline index of medical journal articles.
The Resourceful Caregiver
A guide for caregivers of the elderly, with many books offering practical solutions.
Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
Books that discuss all aspects of a successful retirement.
Comprehensive health site.
What Can I Eat? Cooking for Special Diets
A listing of books and websites that have recipes for those on special diets. Find information by disease or by type of restricted foods.