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Texas Medical Board

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Provider: Texas Medical Board
Descriptions: This is the official website of the Texas Medical Board, providing information for licensing of physicians, physician assistants, and acupuncturists in the state of Texas. Their stated mission is "to protect and enhance the public's health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for the citizen of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education."
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Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research

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Provider: Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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Descriptions: The objective of this Swiss foundation is to provide health education and research programs to be applied by developing countries and countries in economic transition, and to foster collaborations between entities from public and private sectors to that end. The Foundation is a WHO (World Health Organization) Collaborating Center in Education and Research in Human Reproduction, and it publishes the open-access journal, Reproductive Health. In addition to a linked publications list arranged by medical specialty, this site provides a remarkably detailed section of links to information on the full spectrum of practices in traditional and alternative medicine .
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Disabled World

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Provider: Disabled World (Lynn and Ian Langtree)
Descriptions: Subtitled "Health and Disability Community News," this website offers resources and information on travel and assistive technology; news and articles concerning disabilities and health issues; and links to social networking sites for the disabled, including its own community site.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine Database (TCM)

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Provider: Bioinformatics and Drug Design Group, National University of Singapore
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Descriptions: This database of traditional Chinese medicine includes the formulae and instructions for preparing treatments, and detailed breakdowns of chemical compounds and their molecular characteristics, with links to PubChem entries included for some. Search, or browse under one of three tabs: formula, herb or compound. Many entries are incomplete.
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National Cancer Institute

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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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Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers

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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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Asian American Health

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Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This Web resource on Asian-American Health is designed as an information portal for issues affecting the health and well-being, and to increase public awareness of the health concerns of this sector of the U.S population. Provides links to an assortment of documents, websites, databases and other resources.
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Index to Chiropractic Literature

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Provider: International Chiropractors' Association
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Descriptions: Produced by members of the Chiropractic Library Consortium (CLIBCON) the Index to Chiropractic Literature provides cover-to-cover indexing of peer-reviewed literature from chiropractic publishers (see Journals Indexed.) A small number of non-peer-reviewed chiropractic publications are also selectively indexed. The ICL website also includes links to other chiropractic resources- American and international organizations, libraries, colleges, chiropractic clinical practice guidelines, and the Chiropractic Subject Headings.
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American Indian Health

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Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health
Descriptions: This website is designed as an "information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians." The website provides links to information on health topics, statistical information and health programs and services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Also includes links to tribal government websites and information on traditions and practices of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

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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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NIHSeniorHealth

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Provider: National Institute on Aging/National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: "NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information." Because this site was developed jointly by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), it differs somewhat from the information in the "Seniors Health" section of the NIH website. NIHSeniorHealth has three special features which make it especially user-friendly: a variable text size option, contrast on/off option, and an auditory version.
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American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)

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Provider: AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association)
Descriptions: "Holistic nursing is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care. This practice recognizes the totality of the human being - the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment." AHNA's site includes CME, accreditation and certification information; guidelines for research proposals and poster presentations; information on AHNA's annual conference; a small article library; and many more resources for those considering membership and entering the practice of holistic nursing.
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ebrary

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: A collection of medical and life science e-books. Link to a quick guide and a training video from the ebrary home page. To make full use of ebrary, create a personal account. Go to ebrary's Help documentation for detailed information on setting up a personal account and on the features registration makes available. These include highlighting and annotation, creating a virtual bookshelf, linking out to other resources, copy and paste, printing up to 60 pages per session, sharing, and using RefWorks with this resource. Ebrary was added to the collection with funds donated by The Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library.
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine." It is also meant to serve as a source of research-based information for consumers on treatments for conditions which are considered to be "alternatives" to conventional medical treatments. Information is organized primarily in an A to Z listing of Health Topics. Links are also provided to news and current information on relevant topics. Much of the information on the site is available in Spanish.
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Complementary and Alternative Therapies (Medline Plus)

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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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Cochrane Summaries

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Provider: Cochrane Collaboration
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Descriptions: Cochrane Reviews study clinical trials in healthcare. These papers clarify the effects of medical treatments used for the care of patients. They are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. Each review considers a clearly designed question; for example: Do antibiotics reduce the symptoms of a sore throat? The next step is to locate for all the research on that topic. The quality of the studies is then compared to stringent guidelines. The resulting data is collated and used to establish if there is decisive proof that a treatment works or does not work. In addition, all reviews are updated regularly, to ensure that your decisions are based on the most up-to-date and reliable information. Search, or browse by topic
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Dietary Supplement Label Database

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) enables one to look up full label information and search for text within labels for all dietary supplements. Search by brand name, active ingredients or manufacturer. The information available may include adverse effects, mechanism of action and FDA warnings and recalls. Records for on- and off-market supplements are included. The aim is to provide label information for all supplements on the market, so that DSLD will serve as a resource for longitudinal studies on the trends in dietary supplement product availability and formulation in the U.S. as well as for the demographics of their use.
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Natural & Alternative Treatments (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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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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About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products

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Provider: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centers
Descriptions: 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.
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Nursing and Allied Health Source – ProQuest

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: This mostly full-text database containing full text or indexing for about 850 journals provides scholarly articles, dissertations, training videos, cultural awareness materials, evidence-based practice content and more, supporting students of nursing and the allied health professions, including physical therapy, radiography, dietetics, dental hygiene and the clinical laboratory sciences. Features include "Study Paths" (resource collections for RN or LPN students-- reach these via the Browse button); MMWR reports on public health statistics and issues; and practice guidelines.
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