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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: The CDC's home page is a well-organized portal to the wealth of resources it provides for the public, practitioners and first responders. Along the top of the page is a very complete index of the information CDC provides, with cross-referenced terms. Links to the Diseases and Conditions index and Emergency Preparedness, along with other frequently-sought resources, including MMWR, are posted prominently here on the CDC home page.
Keywords: disease, emergency preparedness, environmental, epidemiology, general medical reference, health statistics, infectious disease, special populations, statistical, toxins, travel medicine, trend, wellness
Contents: audio files, E-books, full text, mobile access, patient education, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
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.
Keywords: drugs, general medical reference, news
Descriptions: This directory covers assisted living facilities in all 50 states. Search by state or ZIP code. Contact information, photographs and links to the facilities' websites are provided. The compilers of this directory have screened out questionable entries, based on news items and user feedback, but first-hand investigation is of utmost importance in this context.
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, consumer health, general medical reference, geriatrics, nursing
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.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, dietary supplements, general medical reference, herbs, nutrition, public health, supplement, U.S. Government
Provider: Aetna/Harvard Medical School
Contents: patient education, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
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.
Keywords: consumer health, dental health, diseases, drugs, general medical reference, health maintenance
Provider: AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
Descriptions: 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