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Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality
  


This government site has resources that include consumer health information, practice guidelines, outcomes data and news on health policy and research.
American Academy of
Family Physicians
  


The familydoctor.org site gives patients and A to Z listing of conditions, as well as information on healthy living; health issues affecting children, women, men and seniors; and an over-the-counter drug guide.
American Association for Retired Persons  


The AARP Web site includes a comprehensive array of topics in its  health guide. To name a few: A-to-Z health information, health insurance options, Medicare, prescription drugs, fitness, travel health, brain health and advice on doctors visits and choosing quality health care.
American Physical
Therapy Association


A national, professional organization representing more than 71,000 members, the American Physical Therapy Association's goal is to foster advancement in physical therapy practice, research and education. The consumer portion of the Web site features information on how a physical therapist can help, insurance, a physical therapist search engine and brochures.
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention


This site provides a wealth of information on health topics: diseases and conditions; emergency preparedness and response; environmental health; life stages and populations; healthy living; injury, violence and safety; travelers' health; workplace safety and health.
Food and Drug
Administration (FDA)
 


Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the nation's foremost consumer protection agency. Site contains specific consumer topics including advice on food and nutrition; drug information; medical devices; biological products, such as vaccines;  animal feeds and drugs; cosmetics; and radiation-emitting products, such as microwaves. Also features FDA news and initiatives.
JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)  


Publication site for the Journal of the American Medical Association. Includes latest news, current and past issues and a patient page explaining a particular condition or disease. Users can also register to get the JAMA table of contents via e-mail.
Johns Hopkins Health Library  

A wealth of information. The site lists diseases and conditions; tests and procedures; recipes; nutrition information; prevention guidelines.
National Institutes of Health  

News, research information and professional and consumer health information from the 27 institutes and centers that are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site includes health information, clinical trials, research highlights, biotechnology, A to Z health topics, health hotlines, grants and news. Also links to MedlinePlus from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the NIH.
National Library of Medicine  

Every significant program of the library is represented, from medical history to biotechnology. Multiple medical databases are available through the PubMed search service which provides access to more than 17 million citations in MEDLINE and other journals.
National Women’s Health Information Center  


NWHIC is a service of the  Department of Health and Human Services. Features include news; health information of special interest to pregnant, breastfeeding or minority women; health tools and tips; girls' health and Spanish materials.
New England Journal
of Medicine Online
 


NEJM Online provides a selection of full-text articles, abstracts of current articles and an archive of past issues. A career center offers a database for physicians. Images of the week highlight cases.

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