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Health Links

These websites provide information on disease topics, symptoms, medications, and diagnostic procedures.  They are reliable sites and are not listed in any particular order.  Disease specific information is available on many of the links we list, but be sure to check our Support Organizations page also.

Anatomy:

Anatomy Atlases (Note:  graphic content!):
www.anatomyatlases.org

Drug Reference:

PDRhealth:
www.pdrhealth.com

Epocrates Online

Evidence-Based Medicine,
Healthcare Quality, Clinical Trials:

National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC):
www.guideline.gov

The Cochrane Library:
www.cochrane.org

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research
Homepage:
www.ahrq.gov
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors:
http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/care-planning/errors/20tips/index.html
Consumers and Patients:
http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/index.html

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: United Kingdom:
www.nice.org.uk

Clinical Trials information:
www.clinicaltrials.gov

Frauds:

(Note:  There are many health frauds that circulate on the Internet.  If something related to health that you read or receive in an email sounds suspicious, check here.)

Quackwatch:
Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions:
www.quackwatch.org

General Health:

Medford Mail Tribune: List of Support Groups:
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/COMM/1180337

American Journal of Managed Care: Personalized Preventive Care Leads to Significant Reductions in Hospital Utilization:
http://www.ajmc.com/publications/issue/2012/2012-12-vol18-n12/personalized-preventive-care-leads-to-significant-reductions-in-hospital-utilization/1

Deyarman Allergy & Asthma Clinic LLC: Reducing Pollen Exposure:
oregonallergy.com/page3.html

Medline Plus: Consumer Health Information:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/?hp

American College of Physicians Health Care Topics: http://www.acponline.org/patients_families/products/

OHSU Library Consumer Health Resources: www.ohsu.edu/library/consumerhealth/

WebMD – includes drug info and symptom checker:
www.webmd.com

Merck Manual (includes commercial info and links)
Home Edition:
www.merck.com/consumer/
Professional Edition:
http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/index.html

Healthfinder:
www.healthfinder.gov

Mayo Clinic Website:
www.mayoclinic.com

New York Public Library: Best of the Web: Health & Medicine:
http://www.nypl.org/weblinks/health

Up To Date:
http://www.uptodate.com/home/uptodate-benefits-patients

Health Question-Answer Site:

Go Ask Alice: 
http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/

Medical Literature Databases:

Medline PubMed – National Library of Medicine literature search engine:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

OHSU Library Health Information Request:
http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/research-assistance/health-information-by-mail.cfm/

Nutrition:

Nutrition, Food, and Diet Information:
www.nutrition.gov

And for a truly out-of-the-box idea about health care:

The Gesundheit! Hospital Project:
www.patchadams.org/hospital_project