Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
The following websites cover a variety of medical, scientific, reference, and educational topics. Browse the list or search for terms that appear in the website descriptions.
Provider: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Description: AAOS provides clear information for the public here on orthopedic injuries, syndromes and diseases affecting each skeletal area. Some of the information is available in Spanish. Also provided: a news feature and a glossary of orthopedic terms.
Keywords: bone, glossary of terms, orthopaedics, orthopedics, osteology, patient education, spanish
Provider: AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
Description: The Health section of AARP's website provides very user-friendly coverage of health care issues like Medicare and other insurance, health care reform, drug costs, and how to talk to one's physician. It contains tools for checking drug interactions, a pill identifier, information on diseases, conditions, signs and symptoms, caregiving, brain health (including brain games) and more.
Keywords: brain, consumer health, disease, drugs, general health, general medical reference, healthcare policy, healthcare system, Medicare/Medicaid, popular
Description: The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) International website offers some interesting resources, including an "Aging Everywhere" interactive world map and country profiles that both link to brief overviews of life expectancy, health care expenditure and other indicators that influence the aging picture. A Resource Library contains links to United Nations and OECD reports,AARP's own policy documents, news items and monthly publications. The resource library is a searchable combined version of AgeSource Worldwide and AgeStats Worldwide.
Keywords: aging, consumer health, demographics, reports, research, society, trend
Provider: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centers
Description: This information resource, presented by our Integrative Medicine Service, provides evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and more... This site provides objective information for oncologists and healthcare professionals, including a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential benefits or problems.
Keywords: alternative medicine, botanical, cancer, herbs
Provider: Johns Hopkins University
Description: Browse this website by diagnosis, drug, pathogen, management and vaccine categories. Free registration required. This site is meant for medical professionals. Also contains links to other Johns Hopkins resources- their Division of Infectious Diseases, Center for Global Health, HIV Guide and more.
Keywords: CME, drugs, infectious disease, PDA access, physician
Provider: anthropology, astronomy, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, faculty, free, international, astrophysics, Web tools
Description: Find out who's researching what." This is an international social networking site for university-based scholars and researchers. Look people up by institution, department, research interest or name; read posted papers; see what others are reading; follow, and see whose work colleagues are following. Free registration required for participation, though much can be viewed without joining.
Keywords: anthropology, astronomy, astrophysics, faculty, free, international, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, Web tools
Provider: American Institute of Biological Sciences
Description: This website covers a host of topics in the life sciences. It "...provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven bioscience challenges: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in science, and bioscience education. In addition, the web site provides educators with original lessons and resources to enhance bioscience teaching." Updated links are provided at the end of each article to guide the reader toward greater learning or involvement in the issue at hand. Some articles are also provided in Spanish translation.
Keywords: animal, bioethics, biology, biotechnology, education, environmental, genetics, K-12, kids, life sciences, natural sciences, student, technology
Description: Funded in large part by several foundations and the National Library of Medicine, AEGiS is a portal to a wide spectrum of information about HIV and AIDS. News items (such as information about new treatments and trials) are posted daily. Links to organizations and societies, conferences, law resources, fact sheets, professional medical advice, etc. are provided here.
Keywords: AIDS, consumer health, database, news, patient education, portal, social services
Provider: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Description: AHIMA is a professional organization advocating standards for the confidentiality and security of the patient medical record or personal health record, health information exchange, and the integrity of information practices. The organization's position statements on these and other matters pertaining to health information management and records management are available to read here. AHIMA also provides links to educational and career resources for those considering careers in health information management and for those already in the field.
Keywords: advocacy, continuing education, education, electronic health record, ethics, healthcare administration, informatics, information management, information technology, jobs, workforce
Description: AHRQ conducts and supports health services research on clinical outcomes, quality, cost, use of resources, and access to care. Findings from AHRQ-supported health services research are used by clinicians, patients, health system leaders, and others to help them make more informed health care decisions. Many resources are provided here, including a free health information technology toolbox.
Keywords: bioterrorism, clinical studies, disaster, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, healthcare administration, healthcare professional, healthcare system, hospitals, infectious disease, pandemic, public health
Provider: DHHS/National Institutes of Health
Description: AIDS information for the practitioner is arranged in tabbed pages for practice guidelines, AIDS drug information, a clinical trials list, vaccine information, and coinfections and other accompanying health conditions. There is also a page of miscellaneous additional information, which includes links for young students writing papers about AIDS and a glossary of terms.
Keywords: AIDS, clinical practice guidelines, clinical trials, drugs, infectious disease, NIH, public health, vaccine
Provider: Smart + Strong
Description: AIDSMeds.com provides news, treatment and side effects information, fact sheets, and many other resources, including links to blogs and forums, conference schedules, a health services directory searchable by ZIP code, and the ezine, POZ: Health, Life & HIV.
Keywords: AIDS, consumer health, full text, health services, immune system, infectious disease, organizations, social services, societies, special populations
Provider: Alliance for Aging Research
Description: The Alliance for Aging Research, a private non-profit, is an advocacy organization dedicated to supporting research on aging through various means-- forming coalitions among related organizations, lobbying, fund-raising and providing information to seniors on common diseases and conditions of aging and on matters of policy. The website contains many useful resources for consumers, including articles, podcasts, links and a blog.
Keywords: advocacy, aging, blog, Congress, consumer health, general health, patient education, podcasts
Provider: Alliance for Nursing Informatics
Description: The Alliance for Nursing Informatics is a coalition of more than 20 nursing informatics groups in the United States. Paraphrasing some of this organization's stated areas of concern: 'providing a mechanism for transforming care; developing resources, guidelines and standards for nursing informatics practice; education, scope of practice, research, certification, public policy, terminology, best practice guidelines; mentoring, advocacy, networking and career services.' A linked list of member organizations and a page of linked news and events are provided, along with information on the TIGER Initiative, which "...seeks to better prepare practicing nurses and nursing students to use technology and informatics to improve the delivery of patient care."
Keywords: advocacy, continuing education, electronic health record, informatics, jobs, networking, nursing, standard of care
Provider: AllNurses.com, Inc.
Description: This is a Web resource for nurses and nursing students. Free registration required for complete access. Includes discussion forums for nursing specialties, news, free articles from state nursing organizations, and links to some international nursing forums.
Keywords: blog, networking, news, nursing, social networking