Open web links for Health and Medical information from government and medical organization sources.
(See also: For our paid subscription access to medical articles and other reference resources, please see also E-Sources.)
healthcare.gov ["Health Insurance Marketplace"] - Links to a variety of topics and resources related to Health Insurance and the Affordable HealthCare Act. Site includes links to state's Marketplace websites. (A federal government website managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. )
nnlm.gov/pnr/ACA.html "Affordable Care Act: Information for the PNW Region" - Resources and documents about the ACA, including state-specific information. (National Network of Libraries of Medicine, PNW Region) www.nnlm.gov/pnr
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Information about food safety, immunizations, water safety, vital records (birth/death), first aid and other classes, various local health support groups and current health topics. (TPCHD) Web site: www.tpchd.org
ParentHelp123.org, program of WithinReach, helps Washington State families apply for health and food programs online, and locate resources in their local communities. The website has health information for pregnant women, parents of new babies, and families with children. WithinReach developed this website to make it easier for families to get the help they need.
Womenshealth.gov - National Women's Health Information Center A central location for access to health information for women and their families. Includes access in multiple languages. (US DHHS) Web site: www.womenshealth.gov
MEDLINEPLUS Health consumer portal from a large variety of institutions. Allows selection of topics by using common names. Articles retrieved are grouped by type of discussion, such as overview, therapy, or children. For more academic research, links by topic to MEDLINE /PUBMED (the abstract index for medical literature for medical professionals) are facilitated by converting your common-named topic into the appropriate MESH authority subject terms. (NIH's National Library of Medicine) Web site: medlineplus.gov
NIDA for Teens: Get information about abuse of drugs, both illegal and prescription - look up by street names, learn what the various drugs do inside your body. (NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse)
NLM Gateway Search A single, simple (Google-like), search interface for the many resources of the NLM (including Medline.) Results are links, indicating how many matches are to be found within that resource. (National Library of Medicine) Web site: www.nlm.nih.gov
Internet Mental Health Listed mental disorders entries contain both American and European descriptions along with diagnosis, magazine articles, research & booklet information, and medication data. (Dr. Phillip Long & and Brian Chow.) Web site: www.mentalhealth.com
Medicine Net Medical information provided by a network of board certified physicians. Discusses diseases and conditions, procedures and tests, and medications. Also includes an online medical dictionary. (MedicineNet, Inc.) Web site: www.medicinenet.com
DailyMed FDA-approved information about marketed medicines, searchable by name. Also includes direct links to related PubMed articles via "Additional Resources". (National Library of Medicine) Web site: www.nlm.nih.gov
Electronic "Orange Book" Generic Drugs - Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations Look up approved generic drugs by active ingredients, name of proprietary drug name or patent search. (Food and Drug Administration) Web site: www.fda.gov
Pill Identifier Pill identification by description, includes photo images of pills. This drug-information database is powered by four independent leading medical-information suppliers: Wolters Kluwer Health, Physicians’ Desk Reference, Cerner Multum and Thomson Micromedex. Individual drug (or drug-class) information content compiled by these sources is delivered complete and unaltered. Drugs.com medical dictionary is powered by Stedmans. Web site: www.drugs.com.
RxList - The Internet Drug Index A source of information on prescription drugs. (RxList LLC; Neil Sandow, Pharm.D.) Web site: www.rxlist.com
Nutrition Facts & Calorie Counter Online nutritional magazine with look-ups for calorie and nutrient data for foods. A CondeNet/Conde Nast publication. Web site: www.condenet.com
Nutrition.gov Resources relating to nutrition. (National Agricultural Library, USDA) Web site: www.nutrition.gov
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