Consumer/Public Health

  • TMA Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Health Tips - preventive health information on various topics such as women's health issues, obesity and unhealthy weight, osteoporosis and more.
  • TMA Tobacco Resource Center - tobacco-related health and prevention information.
  • - educational resource provides a comprehensive collection of reference, encyclopedia, health, gazetteer, country studies, and educational databases. Includes more than 150,000 articles on topics covered under health, history, science, people, places, arts, sports, plants, animals, technology, philosophy, religion, literature, and more.
  • Alzheimer Solutions - devoted to Alzheimer research and caregiver education.
  • Anesthesia Guidelines - patient information brochures on anesthesia for surgery and pain management in English and Spanish provided by the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.
  • Asian-American Health  - the National Library of Medicine's portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of Asian Americans in the U.S.
  • Autism Network Resources for Physicians - a resource listing links to autism research and related sites of interest to physicians.
  • Cancer Gateway of Texas  - a project of the Texas Cancer Data Center, this site offers organized access to cancer-related resources, publications and Internet sites.
  • Combined Health Information Database (CHID)- a bibliographic database produced by health-related agencies of the federal government with titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources.
  • Comparison of Health Megasites - a University of Michigan sponsored site listing all the major health megasites on the Internet, with links to each site and a critique of each product.
  • DIRLINE A to Z List of Health Organizations - the National Library of Medicine's DIRLINE (Directory of Health Organizations) now offers an A to Z list of 8,500+ organizations concerned with health and biomedicine.  Also search by topic.
  • ElderWeb - contains links to hundreds of Internet sites related to aging, including the physical, mental, legal, and financial aspects of elder care.
  • FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health  - links to FDA information on new items, current good manufacturing practices, device evaluation information, electronic product radiation control, medical device reporting, premarket approvals, applications and notifications, research areas, safety alerts, and advisories.
  • FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research  - links to the latest drugs news, including information on new drug approvals, consumer drug information, and adverse drug reactions reported by health professionals.
  • FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition  - a consumer food safety information, food labeling and nutrition information, and dietary supplement and cosmetics information.
  • FDA Consumer Drug Information  - each of the Consumer Drug Information Sheets posted on this site provides basic information about medications recently approved by the FDA.
  • Federal Citizen Information Center  - links to hundreds of consumer publications on health topics, medical conditions, and other areas that may be read online or downloaded for free.
  • Genetics Home Reference  - the National Library of Medicine's Web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions.
  • Growth House, Inc.  - an international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end-of-life care.
  • Healthfinder - a gateway sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion leading to consumer information, online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and self-help groups.
  • Cardinal Health - an online resource that brings together health information provided by various consumer health organizations on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, general health and wellness topics, and various diseases and illnesses.
  • Healthy People 2020  - the home page for Healthy People, a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative, coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and designed to improve the health of all Americans.
  • Hospital Compare  - this tool provides you with information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and organizations that represent hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, other Federal agencies and the public.
  • Household Products Database - a National Library of Medicine database that links more than 4,000 consumer brand name items to information on their health effects and allows scientists and consusmers to research products based on chemical ingredients.
  • - patient education web site maintained by the Mayo Clinic.
  • MedicineNet  - health information for the public provided by a network of US board certified physicians and allied health professionals.
  • Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia - illustrated health encyclopedia via the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINEplus Web site that provides definitions, symptoms, causes, and remedies for thousands of medical conditions, injuries, surgeries, tests, nutrition, and preventive measures.  Mobile Medline Plus.
  • Medscape - an interactive, multi-specialty commercial web site for clinicians and consumers (access is free, but a one-time registration is required).
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health  - the oldest and largest network of health and human service providers servicing over 10 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. Provides consumer health resources in Spanish and in English.
  • National Women's Health Information Center  - a one-stop gateway for women seeking consumer health information created by the Office for Women's Health, US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • NOAH  (New York Online Access to Health) - a project sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine and the New York Public Library offering full-text health information to consumers.
  • Portion Disortion - published by the NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). To see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago, quiz yourself on portion distortion. You will also learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today's portions.
  • - a resource for healthcare professionals seeking information on sepsis. A primary objective of is to share new insights into the disease processes underlying this condition. Free, but online registration by health care professionals is required.
  • Spine-Health - compiled by a multi-specialty group of health professionals to provide information to help people understand, prevent, and seek appropriate treatment for back and neck pain.
  • Virtual Hospital - a free digital health sciences library founded by the University of Iowa offering peer-reviewed books and booklets.
  • We Move - a comprehensive resource for movement disorder information including listings of educational programs for medical professionals, teaching materials, and advocacy and support organizations.
  • WebMD Health and Wellness Center - a consumer health site with information on general health and nutrition and various medical conditions.
  • The Weight-control Information Network (WIN)  is an information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH).  WIN was established in 1994 to provide the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.



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