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Food and Nutrition Information Center

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Provider: National Agricultural Library/US Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: This website from the Food and Drug Administration and the National Agricultural Library is a starting point to a wealth of information on food and nutrition from governmental, professional and educational sources.
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Drugs.com

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Provider: Drugsite Trust
Descriptions: The Drugs.com database is a compilation of licensed information from Wolters Kluwer Health, Physicians’ Desk Reference, Cerner Multum and Thomson Micromedex. It provides information on more than 24,000 prescription, over-the-counter and natural products. Search by name or medical condition. A "pill finder" image collection and a drug interactions database are also provided.
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MedlinePlus

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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) or 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.
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Office of Dietary Supplements

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: The National Institutes of Health provide this website in large part to protect consumers and help them to make reasoned choices on dietary supplements. Find downloadable Fact Sheets on about 75 herbal and chemical supplements; also included are news items and health information, safety tips and fraud warnings, and links out to information provided by FDA and USDA websites.
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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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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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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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