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AHFS Consumer Medication Information (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO -- TexShare
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Descriptions: More than 1,100 detailed records for prescription drugs from the American Hospital Formulary Service, with information couched in layman's terms. Many of the records are available in English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
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ClinicalTrials.gov

Provider: U.S. National Institutes of Health
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Descriptions: ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Currently lists approximately 153,000 studies/trials, with locations in all 50 states and 184 countries.
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Complementary and Alternative Therapies (Medline Plus)

Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This section of Medline Plus includes sections on acupuncture, alternative medicine, herbal medicine, cancer alternative therapies, chiropractic, and dietary supplements. These sections include latest news, topic overviews, links to associations and organizations, interactive tutorials, and clinical trials. A Spanish language version is also available.
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ConsultGeriRN.org

Provider: Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing,is the evidence-based geriatric clinical nursing website of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, at New York University's College of Nursing. Endorsed by the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA), the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN), The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA), and others. New York University College of Nursing
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Descriptions: This is a rich collection of evidence-based geriatric clinical nursing resources provided by The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing. ConsultGeriRN is endorsed by several organizations, including National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA), the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN),  and The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA). Practice guidelines, assessment tools, a Best Practices series from NYU College of Nursing called "Try This", recommended competencies,  continuing education resources, and links to nursing organizations are some of the materials available here to supplement learning and practice. Free registration required for CE activities.
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DynaMed

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Descriptions: DynaMed is designed for use at the point of care, providing summaries of about 3,000 topics and monitoring the content of over 500 journals and systematic review databases. Articles are evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity; the evidence is integrated with existing content, and conclusions are amended accordingly, to produce a synthesis of the best evidence. DynaMed can be used with a range of PDA and SmartPhone devices; please see our Online Tutorials page for links to the instructions, then call the Circulation staff to request a unique serial number to use when setting up mobile access. DynaMed provides a Personal Alerts option for Recent Updates. To create a customized alert that will notify you when new evidence warranting a change in practice is available:

  • -In the Recent Updates page, select from Limit by Category and/or check the box labeled, Practice-Changing Updates only.
  • -Click the alert icon (ringing bell) in the Tools section on the right-side column.
  • -Select frequency for receiving alerts. (Initially "Once a day" will be the only option. Soon to be available, "Once a week" and "Once a month")
  • -Add your e-mail address, and
  • -Click "Create Alert"
  • -Confirm that you want to receive these alerts via the email you will receive.
The links to guidelines in DynaMed include not only the usual U.S., Canadian,  and British guidelines but those that have been developed in Asia, Europe, South and Central America, Australia and New Zealand.
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Genetics Home Reference: Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions. Includes condition, gene, and chromosome summaries, the Help Me Understand Genetics Handbook (with basic explanations of how genes work, genetic testing, and the Human Genome Project) and a glossary of genetic and medical terms.
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Health Source – Consumer Edition (TexShare)

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Descriptions: Provides information on many health topics: medical sciences, food science and nutrition, child care, sports medicine and general health. Features searchable full text for nearly 190 journals, as well as abstracts and indexing for over 200 general health, nutrition and professional health care pamphlets, books and reports. Also included is drug information from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (TexShare)

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Descriptions: Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on various medical disciplines and features abstracts and indexing for 850 journals, with coverage of nursing and allied health being particularly strong, including full text from many nursing journals. Lexi-PAL Drug Guide is also indexed, which provides 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names covered. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.
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HealthCare.gov

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
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Descriptions: This is the U.S. government location that helps you put the Affordable Care Act into practice. Here you can shop the health insurance marketplace, find the plan that best fits your situation, and enroll for coverage. Information provided is available in English and Spanish, with some resources available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Creole and Polish. Find plans for individuals and families, and plans for small businesses. Read about your rights and protections. Fill out information that the site will use to guide you toward the benefits you're qualified for. Get your questions answered using the Search box. Open enrollment will begin annually in October. In the first enrollment period that started Oct. 1, 2013, the open enrollment period does not end until March 31, 2014.
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InteliHealth

Provider: Aetna/Harvard Medical School
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Descriptions: The Aetna InteliHealth site provides articles and illustrated resources on condition-specific drug issues, diseases, general health, and dental health. Also includes explanations of many medical and dental procedures. An editorial faculty from Harvard Medical School ensures the accuracy and relevance of the information presented.
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LactMed (Drugs and Lactation Database)

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: Residing within TOXNET,  this is a peer-reviewed reference tool to help patients and healthcare professionals answer questions about drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed, whether prescription, over-the-counter or illicit. Information is focused on the possible effects for lactating mothers and breastfed infants and includes links to related and/or alternate drugs. These detailed articles include references, chemical structure and registry numbers, and drug classification.
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MedlinePlus

Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for the layman, offering free and authoritative current health and medical information. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues in everyday language. Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on drugs (by generic or brand name) and supplements, learn the meanings of medical terms, or view medical videos and illustrations. Includes links to the latest medical research on numerous topics and information on clinical trials, and interactive tutorials on diseases, diagnostic tests, preventive medicine and surgeries. Also available here are anatomy videos in English and Spanish, from the A.D.A.M. medical encyclopedia and other sources. QuickTime player is required for some videos. Mobile Access: All MedlinePlus content is now available in both English and Spanish versions, at  http://m.medlineplus.gov and http://m.medlineplus.gov/espanol .
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Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers

Provider: Merck
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Descriptions: This manual is a valuable medical resource for the layman, explaining medical conditions from every aspect, with introductions giving background information on the biology of body systems and organs, and providing supporting anatomical and 3-D visual aids. Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are defined. The Drugs section, with information on pharmacokinetics, drug interaction and adverse reactions, herbal supplements and over-the-counter drugs. The Special Subjects area contains information on medical decision-making, limb prosthetics, common imaging tests, travel health, women's health, alternative and complementary medicines, and more.
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MerckMedicus

Provider: Merck
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Descriptions: From the mission statement: "MerckMedicus is an advertising-free medical portal designed specifically for U.S. healthcare providers. MerckMedicus provides breaking medical news, a wide variety of scientific learning resources, and cutting-edge diagnostic tools...  Merck launched MerckMedicus in 2001 as part of its century-long commitment to providing unbiased health information as a public service to consumers and health care professionals..." Free registration is required for access to the resources provided here, which include: full text content from books and journals (Springer journals, recent JAMA articles, and "latest updates" from The Lancet), patient handouts, news, a PDR drug database, an image/media library, and audio files.
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National Cancer Institute

Provider: National Cancer Institute
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Descriptions: A comprehensive layman's website for cancer information. Cancer Topics searches link the user to PubMed with pre-set search limits and retrieve literature citations on major cancer topics; search results can be further refined using PubMed's search options and limits. Tabbed categories lead the user to other resources, including information on clinical trials, research, recent news releases, survival statistics, and dictionaries of oncology terms and drug information.
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Provider: National Institutes of Health/NCCAM
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Descriptions: For the consumer, NCCAM's website has a great deal of information: Topics A-Z, Herbs at a Glance (a collection of fact sheets which can now be downloaded as a book), safety information, information on how to find a practitioner of alternative and complementary medicine, and more.  There are also a News section and a Research Results section, both of which may be of interest to consumers. There is a fairly extensive list of free videos on (for the most part) health topics that pertain to aging in some way, or to diseases. For the health professional or researcher, there is good information on grants and funding, including NCCAM's priorities for research, as well as a blog about NCCAM research initiatives, and a Continuing Education Series of online lectures.
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Natural & Alternative Treatments (TexShare)

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Descriptions: This database currently contains approximately 300 articles on Herbs and Supplements, 200 articles on Conditions, 90 articles on Drug Interaction, 40 articles on homeopathy, and 40 articles on alternative medicine. Answers questions on efficacy, dosage, interactions, and risk/benefit, and cites studies and trials, supplying information about their reliability (evidence-based.) Clicking on a condition in a substance's record links the user to articles on other substances used to treat that condition. Entries include Spanish translations and all have references.
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Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL)

Provider: Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah/North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)
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Descriptions: A discipline-specific, open-access repository of digital materials (images, video, lectures, articles and animations), to be used for educational and research purposes by health care professionals, educators, patients, and students. Features include a patient-specific portal, an ophthalmology curriculum outline, a list of outside resources, and a guide to contributing materials to the site. Many articles from Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology are available here. Initial funding was provided by the National Library of Medicine. Materials may be used with proper attribution, under a Creative Commons license. This resource is still very much in development, but contains much useful material.
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Nursing Reference Center

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Descriptions: A comprehensive point-of-care resource for nursing, Nursing Reference Center draws in part from Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses; AHFS Drug Information Essentials; Diseases and Disorders: a Nursing Therapeutics Manual; Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary; and Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications. Nursing Reference Center includes "Quick Lessons" and "Evidence-based Care Sheets" on diseases and disorders; practice guidelines; patient education sheets, some available in Spanish; CE units; news; research instruments; and information on legal cases. Nursing Reference Center provides direct access to full text articles found in CINAHL. First-time users are encouraged to "take the tour" on the database's home page (FlashPlayer required) to learn more.
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PubMed Health

Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Center for Biotechnology Information
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Descriptions: PubMed Health, covering 2003 to the present, provides summaries and full texts of selected systematic reviews in one place. There is also information for consumers and clinicians based on those reviews. A search on PubMed Health runs simultaneously in PubMed. A filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the NLM that might be systematic reviews. This search includes articles from before 2003. Information partners selected by PubMed Health to contribute clinical effectiveness information are:

  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
  • The Cochrane Collaboration (CC)
  • German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines program (NICE)
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme (NIHR HTA)
  • Oregon Health and Science University's Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs' Evidence-based Synthesis Program from the Veterans Health Administration R&D (VA ESP)
England's Behind the Headlines service is from the National Health Service (NHS Choices). Also contains information from the A.D.A.M. Illustrated Medical Encyclopedia and Micromedex Consumer Medication Information.
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Salud en Espanol (TexShare)

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Descriptions: This is an interface designed for the consumer of Spanish-language health care information, with convenient access to the same health and medical information found in the Consumer Health Complete database.
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Texas Poison Center Network

Provider: Texas Poison Center Network
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Descriptions: Texas legislators established the  TPCN to set up a network of six regional poison centers to provide emergency treatment information to Texas citizens for poisonings and toxic exposures. This site provides prevention and first aid information, fact sheets and materials for educational programs, information on poisonous plants and animals, and a useful selection of links to other relevant sites, including ASPCA's pet poisoning/prevention information. Publications are free to download, print or order. The general information brochure can be downloaded or printed here, in English and eleven other languages. A Recalls section links to lists of recalls of consumer products, pesticides, vehicles, foods and medicines.
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Trip – Find Evidence Fast

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Descriptions: Trip is a search engine for quickly locating documentation on evidence-based practice. It draws from many sources: systematic reviews; evidence-based synopses;, practice guidelines from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia and other countries; primary research articles from major medical journals; e-textbooks; and decision aids for patients as well as other patient-oriented information. By establishing identity via a free log-in, the user can add CME credit for materials read. Sort search results by level of quality, by date or by relevance.
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