Health/Medical Web Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:
AHRQ, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is the nation's lead federal agency for research on health care quality, costs, outcomes and patient safety.

Art of Medicine at the 21st Century:
This exhibition shows the human side of medicine through images of physicians at work in their research laboratories, by their patients' bedsides, in the operating room, and at conferences.

Atlas of the Human Body:
The American Medical Association's (AMA) Atlas of the Human Body.

A gateway to information from the National Cancer Institute, including CancerLit, which indexes 4,000 sources of cancer research.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
The United States Government's Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides up-to-date and credible health information.  The CDC covers a myriad of Health and Safety topics including:  Diseases and Conditions; Emergency Preparedness and Response; Environmental Health;  Healthy Living;  Traveler's Health and Workplace Safety and Health.

CenterWatch Drug Directories:
This site provides a list of FDA approved drugs, New Medical Therapies (NMT) reports, and drug-related information.

Clinical Trials Database:
A guide to federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted worldwide.

Consumer Health Information: is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion  and its health information referral service, the National Health Information Center.  This useful site features Health A to Z, an encyclopedia of over 1,600 health topics from the most trusted sources.  Use this site to locate a doctor, health  center, organization or public library.  Receive the latest health news via RSS.  Information also available in Spanish.

DeAnza College Nursing Resources:
DeAnza College Library has put together some great nursing research links. 

History of Medicine - Images from the History of Medicine:
Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the Hisotry of Medicine Division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Human Neuroanatomy:
Medical gross anatomy medical images from the University of Michigan.

Human Surface Anatomy:
Covers the skin and immediately underlying fascia and skeletal musculature.  Provided by Professors Thomas R. Gest and William E. Burkel of the University of Michigan Medical School.

Influenza (Flu) Evidence-Based Information Portal:
"Due to the Pandemic H1N1 Influenza and concerns about the 2009/2010 flu season, the EBSCO Publishing Medical and Nursing editors of DynaMed Nursing Reference Center and Patient Education Reference Center have made key influenza information from these resources freely available to health care providers worldwide.

"MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news."

Mental Health Information Network: 
"MHIN  facilitates access to information on mental illness/health and physical illness/health through the development of the MHIN website.  The site serves as a mental health information resource for consumers and staff in the Metro Boston area, as well as regionally, and nationally."

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy:
The Merck Manuals, a series of healthcare books for medical professionals and consumers is arranged by organ systems and categories of diseases.  This online version provides easy access to useful facts, figures and rules of thumb. Merck is committed to providing excellent information, and as part of that effort, Merck provides all of The Merck Manuals free as a service to the community.

Merck Manual of Geriatrics:
The 3rd Edition of the Merck Manual of Geriatrics is available in it's entirety online.  Diseases and disorders related to aging are provided such as chapters devoted to "falls, fractures and injuries".  A helpful index leads users to specific topics.

Merck Manual of Medical Information: 
This manual is witten in everyday language by over 300 contributors.  It explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis.  Provided free as a service to the community.

National Institute for Health Statistics:
Statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.  Brought you you by the Center for Disease Control.

National Institute for Health:
The NIH's mission is to "foster fundamental creative discoveries, innovative research strategies, and their applications as a basis to advance significantly the Nationa's capacity to protect and improve health."

USDA Agricultural Research Service:
"The Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC) is the largest of USDA's human nutrition research facilities and the home of the first human nutrition research conducted by USDA, dating back to the late 1890's.  Its current program spans the human nutrition and health continuum, from investigating the role of nutrients and food components at the cellular level, to examining the impact of dietary interventions on health in animal and human research, to conducting mission critical surveys to find out what people are eating while supporting an expanded understanding of what's in food."