The AARP site which lists Internet resource on Aging
Alternative medicine resources.
The directory "provides on-line data for over 6000 hospitals. The database is built from Medicare claims data, cost reports, and other public use files obtained from the federal Health Care Financing Administration."
Developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site offers well researched, well organized, easy-to-understand information suitable for use as patient handouts on 500 condition- and disease-related health topics, drugs, herbal and alternative remedies, and healthy living and self-care advice. Many iterms are available in Spanish, as indicated.
Based on the PDR (Physicians' Desk Reference) Guide Series is the best place to go to start to make informed decisions about your and your family's healthcare. The site is divided into three separate but related sections for easy navigating: Disease Overviews, Drug Information and Clinical Trials.
This Net-based "health questions and answers" service/archive was developed by Columbia University's Health Education Program to help consumers make intelligent decisions about their physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual health. Importantly, questions are anonymous. The e-mail addresses of those submitting queries are automatically scrambled before they reach the Go Ask Alice! mailbox.
These patient handouts are located on Merck Medicus site.
Maintains a robust list of consumer health information web sites, selected online publications, databases, self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and non-profit organizations. Search for ophthalmology, eye health, and eyeglasses in the A-Z topics list or type keywords in the search dialog box.
Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of information on more than 50 of the most common mental health disorders. Each listing offers two formal descriptions of the disorder (the European ICD-10 description developed by the World Health Organization, and the American description, including diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis): a discussion of treatments; research; and hyperlinked resources including essential and suggested reading, and "helpful resource" including "The Statistic Home Page".
Each week, the American Medical Association publishes an online patient education feature on a topic covered in that week's issue of JAMA. Available in both Engllish and Spanish, these summaries are presented in concise bullet-pointed format with illustrations, and cover the basics of the subject, sources of additional information, and related article within JAMA and thePatient Page archives.
Developed by the Mayo Clinic and IVI Publishing, this Web site supplies consumers with accurate health information and offers users the opportunity to submit questions to Mayo doctors, nurses, and dietitians. The site provides brief articles on health topics, links to areas such as Diseases & Conditions A-Z, Healthy Living Centers, advice on first aid, information on nutrition, and more.
"...a gold mine of up-to-date, quality health care information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, MEDLINEplus is for anyone with a medical question, both health professionals and consumers provides access to... information about specific diseases and conditions...links to self-help groups, consumer health information...clearinghouses, dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in 40 foreign languages, and clinical trials." This service is available free all over the world to anyone with an Internet service provider.
The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) in Orangeburg, NY with support from the New York State Office of Mental Heatlh (OMH) has developed a new on-line publication entitled Mental Health Resources on the Web for Families. The brief reference guide is intended to introduce family members of persons with serious mental illnesses to the Internet and to provide them with an annotated listing of key mental health sites. This guide will be revised periodically.
This Resource Guide has been created at University of Connecticut Health Center at Farmington, Connecticut to assist consumers in gathering specific information on mental health diagnoses as well as general information on maintaining mental health.
Based on the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, this is a consumer version. Contains nearly all the
Late-breaking information to update the book. The interactive version contains photos, videos, animations,
pronunciations, and illustrations. Requires Windows 95 and above and RealPlayer G-2+. A plain text version is also available.
PDQ Treatment Summaries for Patients offers summary descriptions of and treatments for many types of cancer, developed by the National Cancer Insitute (NCI). The PDQ summaries are available in versions for patients and professionals, and are reviewed and updated regularly by cancer experts. The number of summary documents provided varies with cancer type. Offerings on breast cancer, for example, cover both male and female breast cancer, breast cancer and pregnancy, stages of breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, recurrent breast cancer, a treatment option overview, and additional resources.
Users are directed to other resources such as a telephone hot line, NCI's cancer.gov Web site, live help via the Internet, and information about oncology conferences. Users are also urged to consider clinical trials available.
for its free publications. Dynamically-generated, the new publications locator is updated daily. You can browse by subject area or search for specific types of publications, eg., Spanish-language materials, information for specific population groups or audiences, etc.
This site offers the most frequently requested consumer health publications produced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Users can browse hundreds of offerings, listed either by subject or within separate sections for the NIH's 20 insitutes. A few pamphlets are available in Spanish.
This magazine a new quarterly guide for patients and their families that brings the latest and most authoritative medical and healthcare information from the National Institute of Health (NIH) .
This guide, from the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library
Association, provides links to sites reviewed by librarians for accuracy, credibility, currency, and other criteria. Includes sections on general health, women's health, men's health, parenting and kids, seniors, specific health problems, drug info, and more.
Includes health news, topical features, drug information, medical encyclopedia, dictionary, databases, directories, and other resources.
NOAH-New York Online Access to Health
Provides "high quality full-text health information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased. NOAH currently supports English and Spanish."