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These suggested sites were recommended by Dr. Sexton who presented to us, and others suggested. These sites are not intended to diagnose illness rather, it should be used as a resource. WINNERS - WINdows usERS assumes no responsibility for the content include here. The information is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made.

U.S. Government Agencies

American Medical Associations

American Health Organizations

Colleges and Universitys

Search Engines

Alternative Medicine

Drug Interactions Medical & Health websites Medical Information Miscellanous

U.S. Government Agencies                                                                                                                                                  Back to top

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (direct link on page for latest Covid-19 information)

The National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals.

  • PubMed, includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.  

Specialized Information Services (SIS) Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is responsible for information resources and services in toxicology, environmental health, chemistry, HIV/AIDS, and specialized topics in minority health.

  • Toxicology & Environmental Health - Databases and other resources related to toxicology and environmental health. Features TOXNET.  
  • Chemical Information- Dictionary of over 400,000 chemicals designed to help you search for information by chemical name or structure. Features ChemIDplus: Lite.  
  • HIV / AIDS- Links to journal literature, clinical trials and treatment information, meeting abstracts, and other scientific and consumer-related resources.  
  • Directory of Health Organization - Features DIRLINE and Health Hotlines - no longer available, they recomment looking for apps that have taken its place.

Medline Plus - Health Information from U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health

  • Health Topics - Start here with over 750 topics on conditions, diseases and wellness
  • Drug Information - About your prescription and over-the-counter medicines and interactions 
  • Medical Encylopedia - Includes pictures and diagrams    
  • Directories - Find doctors, dentists and hospitals    
  • Mental illness- You can read breaking news on mental health issues. You can also research symptoms, treatments and finding help. Plus, there are links to articles on coping with mental illness in loved ones.
  • Interactive Tutorials - Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality - To improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. It also shows Covid-19 resources and data.

  • National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) -  a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

CancerNet: National Cancer Institute - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eleven agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Clinical Trials - Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

Food and Drug Administration

Health Finder  - A resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.  healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.    

Medicare

Hospital compare - A program developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Offers you the opportunity to find over 4,000 Medicare certified hospitals across the country.

Find and compare health care providers - Find and compare nursing homes by location and compare the quality of care. With hospitals you can find and compare which offer services like medical, surgical, and psychiatric care.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

National Eye Institute - Conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

National woman's health Information center - offer comprehensive websites that provide reliable, accurate, commercial-free information on the health of women. They cover more than 800 topics, on issues ranging from adolescent health to reproductive health to healthy aging.

National Institute on Aging - For older adults. Developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, both part of the National Institutes of Health.

American Medical Associations                                                                                                                                           Back to top

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Physicians Assistants   

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

American Medical Women's Association

Society of General Internal Medicine

American Health Organizations                                                                                                                                          Back to top

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

American Red Cross

Arthritis Foundation

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Colleges and Universities                                                                                                                                                      Back to top

Harvard Medical School - has links to 19 other hospitals and schools. Also click on Consumer Information for research news on diseases from ALS to Women's Health.

New York Medical College (NYMC) - The Health Sciences Library (HSL) with the Online Catalog is the master file of all HSL resources. To better support the educational needs of users, targeted web pages are developed under the Informatics header, strengthening academic support to the curriculum. Other Internet links are posted.

Virtual Hospital of the University of Iowa. - Search for information by topic, symptom, body location or medical specialty. Then, link to articles to learn more about health conditions. Most of the information is aimed at adults. But you’ll also find articles that specifically address pediatric health. Including articles on prevention will help keep you and your loved ones healthy.

Search Engines                                                                                                                                                                      Back to top

Google - You can seach for symptoms for a description and it will suggest sites to go to.

Yahoo Health - Offers a variety of health information, treatments and medical images.

Pubmed and Allmedx - MetaSearch Engines. Instead of assembling their own database of websites to present search results, it returns the search results from other search engines in various combinations. When you submit a search term, the metasearch software sends that query, simultaneously, to other search engines, websites and databases.

Ovid Technologies is a leader of electronic medical, scientific, and academic research information solutions. Contents include resources from over 120 publishers.

Imedix.com - Medical articles ranked by the iMedix community members for you. You can also chat with other people just like yourself who are dealing with the same issues.

CiteHealth - Provides reports for people researching their health care providers quality and communities at no cost.  

Alternative Medicine                                                                                                                                                            Back to top

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance -  nonprofit professional membership organization devoted to the advancement of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) and American Holistic Medial Association - Mission is to support practitioners in their evolving personal and professional development as healers and to educate physicians about holistic medicine.

British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) - Professional association for naturopathic physicians in British Columbia, Canada, offers patients general information about naturopathic medicine.  

British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA) - People who want to adopt a more holistic approach in their own life and work.

Natural Medicines - comprehensive database of natural medicines.

Drug Interactions                                                                                                                                                                   Back to top

Anesthesia Risk - helps to understand the potential for drug interactions before getting anesthesia for surgery.

Drug Interaction - Check potential interactions between two or more drugs

Drugs.com - Fast, easy searching of approved medications, pill identifier, interaction, side effects, and more.

eMedExpert - Drugs reviews and comparisons, Brand/Generic name correspondence tool, PDR's Side effects index. The information is based  on recent reviews and articles published in the medical literature and drug prescribing information approved by the US FDA.

Medical and Health websites                                                                                                                                               Back to top

Children's Hospital and Health System - Disorders, Diseases and Organs Topics. Wisconsin

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

CHOC - Children's Hospital Orange County California. Many locations throughout the OC. Wellness and primary care, specialty services, mental health

DrKoop - Information about Beauty, Fitness, Health, Weight Loss, or Quit Smoking.

eMedicineHealth - Health news of the week, popular collection of health information (including images), and first aid and injuries center.

Family Doctor - This Web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP. There is a symptom checker, prevention and wellness, and more.

Encyclopedias offering thorough and reader-friendly articles about hundreds of diseases, health issues and medical developments. Health Headlines, expert FAQs, and health managers.
MedlinePlus - from U.S. National Library of Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
University of Florida Health
Encyclopedia.com -Anatomy and physiology 

Health Central - Provides medical information with personal stories and advice from patients.

Kids Health - Health news dedicated towards kids, information is broken down into Parents, Kids, and Teens

Mayo Clinic -  Lists the latest developments concerning medications. Information on a wide range of Diseases & Conditions, Health Information

VeryWellHealth - Provides health and  wellness information by health professionals.

WebMD Health - This well-organized home page provides a wide breadth of information.  WebMD addresses current medical questions on patients' minds.  They offer sections on Popular tools (such as a BMI Calculator), a Medical Library, Health Topics, an A to Z Health Guide, Food & Nutrition, Family & Pregnancy, Sports & Fitness.

 Medical Information                                                                                                                                                           Back to top

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) - From Centre for Reviews and Dissemination : Free based at the University of York in the United Kingdom

Medical Library Association - List of some U.S. Government Resources. Click on "What Did My Doctor Say" to help you translate common "medspeak" terms.   

Merck Manuals - Medical Internet. An advertising free medical portal designed specifically for physicians and other healthcare providers.

New England Journal of Medicine - On-line articles of interest

Miscellaneous                                                                                                                                                                       Back to top

Patients Like Me
Share your health profile - Answer simple questions to create a shared health profile to see how you’re doing over time.
Find patients like you  - Search by conditions, treatments, symptoms, and time since diagnosis to easily connect with patients like you.  

Assisted Living
Assisted Living Facilities org- list information on over 36,100 state-licensed assisted living facilities and trys to explain the rules and regulations of each state.
A Place For Mom - Senior Living Advisors across the U.S. and Canada guide you through the process of helping your loved one transition into senior living.
Helpguide.org - Has tips for choosing a facility and making the transition.

Information About A Doctor - In California it will let you know if a physician has been disciplined or formally accused of wrongdoing by the Board, or disciplined by a medical board of another state or federal government agency. For other states.

Health Grades - Reports and ratings to guide you to better care providers. Information on 750,000 physicians, 5,000 hospitals, 16,000 nursing homes

Vitals - A large online database o patient reviews for doctors and facilities.

DocInfo - Verify a doctor's license and professional background information.

Cancer.net - You’ll find information on different types of cancer and clinical trials. You can also use the database to find an oncologist. Plus, there is information on coping with the disease and the side effects of treatment. There are links to support groups.

Medicine Assistance tool - Patient advocacy group which can help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.

 Groups fighting health fraud:
 National Council Against Health Fraud

 Quackwatch.org

 Hoaxes and urban legends:
Snopes.com

Scambusters.org


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