The following selected websites should be helpful in finding information:
BUBL Internet Resources for Medical Sciences: http://bubl.ac.uk/link/linkbrowse.cfm?menuid=8180
This service provides links to websites devoted to numerous aspects of health including medicine, nursing, nutrition and pharmacy.
Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov
This government site features health and safety tips, data and statistics, news and events related to public health as well as numerous publications.
"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug. DrugWatch.com, aims to provide nurses and other health professions with information about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, drug recall updates, recent FDA approvals, drug interactions, side effects, and current developments in the medical field. This site is reviewed and certified by the Health on the Net (HON) Foundation, a non-for-profit foundation that works to preserve the accuracy and trustworthiness of Web-based medical information."
Hardin Medical Dictionary: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md/index.html
Designed to provide simple access to comprehensive resource lists on health-related topics. Directory of lists is arranged in broad topical areas covering body systems, disease types or medical specialization. A great place to start your search!
Health Economics.com: http://healtheconomics.com/
Contains resources related to Health Economics, Quality of Life, Pharmacoeconomics, Medicine, Pharmacy, Measurement Instruments for assessing health outcomes.
Health Finder: http://www.healthfinder.gov/
A gateway to consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government, which can lead you to selected online publications, clearing houses, databases, web sites and support and self-help groups, as well as the US government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
High Wire Press: http://highwire.stanford.edu/
HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries, hosts the largest repository of free full-text life science articles in the world with nearly 2 million articles available without subscription. HighWire partners with influential scholarly societies, university presses and publishers to create a collection of the finest, fully searchable research and clinical literature online. Together, these partners produce 71 of the 200 most-frequently-cited journals publishing in science.
Inner Body: Your Guide to Human Anatomy Online: http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html
Click on each human figure to see anatomical systems. Pick points and zoom for location and explanation of body organ/system.
Internet Public Library: http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hea42.00.00/
Sites of interest to nurses or those interested in nursing as a career.
A service which guides you to information to help answer health questions. It brings together authoritative information on health topics from the US National Library of Medicine, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other US 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 latest health news.
National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html
From the National Institute of Health a complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representation of the normal male and female bodies.
RN to MSN Online: http://rntomsnonline.com/
Two nurses, Ronald Nathan and Maryanne Osberg, created this unbiased and updated list of every school that offers an RN to MSN degree in the U.S. The schools are sorted alphabetically by state.
Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links: http://web.nmsu.edu/~ebosman/trannurs/index.shtml
From Ellen Bosman of New Mexico State University, helpful links for working with patients from various ethnic and cultural groups. Also, check out NMSU's general nursing guide at http://nmsu.libguides.com/nursing and their health sciences/community health guide located at http://nmsu.libguides.com/healthscience.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Guide Clearinghouse
NGC is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Virtual Hospital: http://www.vh.org
The Virtual Hospital (VH) is a project of the Electric Differential Multimedia Laboratory, Department of Radiology, University of Iowa College of Medicine. It features medical information of interest to both health care professionals and consumers. Links are arranged by major body systems and hospital departments. Emphasis is on radiology. Ability to search in patient or health care provider mode.