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ACP Smart Medicine & AHFS DI® Essentials™

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Provider: Teton Data Systems
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Descriptions: ACP Smart Medicine is a regularly-updated, decision support tool from the American College of Physicians. Smart Medicine replaces ACP PIER.

Smart Medicine modules are divided into five topic types:
  •  Diseases
  • Screening and Prevention
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Procedures
Disease modules include the following sections:
  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Diagnosis
  • Consultation
  • Hospitalization
  • Therapy
  • Patient Education
  • Follow-up
Mobile access is available (See Stat!Ref mobile access.) ACP Smart Medicine is provided in tandem with AHFS DI Essentials.

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HealthCare.gov

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: HealthCare.gov is a one-stop shop for learning about available health insurance coverage, based on location, state of health, and other criteria. It includes links to healthcare facilities that accept the uninsured-- "self-pay" patients and those who cannot afford to pay. HealthCare.gov is also a place to check for answers to questions about the Affordable Care Act, and to use an interactive timeline detailing the implementation of its most important provisions. Different topics under "Comparing Care Providers" link to the Medicare website, to other sections of this site, or to the DHHS website, where users can learn about physicians or types of healthcare facilities.
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Wing Of Zock

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Provider: AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)
Descriptions: Wing of Zock is a blog from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC.) It provides a new forum for faculty, residents and administrators at U.S. academic medical centers to share best practices in the new health care environment. Posts are to discuss issues in patient safety, innovations in the delivery of care, technology, quality of care, payment reform and other topics affecting patient treatment and medical education.
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: The Food and Drug Administration states the main points of its very broad mission as: "...protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation." This website presents a large amount of useful consumer information and health-related news, as well as providing a public account of the FDA's many activities and efforts on behalf of the citizenry.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Provider: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: This website emphasizes the Environmental Protection Agency's pledge to "protect human health and the environment." The latest EPA news is featured here, but more importantly, the site provides numerous in-depth topic sections: acid rain, asbestos, global warming, hazardous waste, human health, oil spills, etc.. Click at upper right to read the EPA's website in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean. Some topics include links to the text of relevant laws and regulations.
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Treatment Advocacy Center

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Provider: Treatment Advocacy Center
Descriptions: The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This site provides a guide to each state's laws governing the eligibility criteria that must be met for commitment for inpatient and outpatient mental illness treatment. A "Library" of free documents is also filterable by state and topic. A searchable section called "Preventable Tragedies" chronicles incidents involving individuals with neurobiological disorders.
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Texas Statutes

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Provider: State of Texas/Texas Legislative Council
Descriptions: Searchable database of Texas law. Look up the Texas Code section by section, or search by keyword for a term in all or in specific sections, and find your term highlighted wherever it appears within the full text of results. Download full text in pdf or zip file format.
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Texas Recovery Act (ARRA) Funding

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Provider: National Institutes of Health/U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Descriptions: This NIH/DHHS page lists the categories of grant funding available to the State of Texas from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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Texas Records and Information Locator (TRAIL)

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Provider: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Descriptions: "For each Texas state agency we have included a link to the TRAIL page that provides contact information, addresses, phone numbers and links to enabling legislation for that agency. We have also provided a link directly to the agency's Web site."
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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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Texas Department of State Health Services

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Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Descriptions: A very broad spectrum of useful health-related resources and information for Texas residents is presented or linked to by this website. Browse or search for information on state regulations, diseases, statistics, consumer product safety, food and drug safety, immunization, professional licensing, social services- and much, much more.
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European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

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Provider: European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
Descriptions: Convened by the European Commission, this group is composed of fifteen experts who examine various ethical questions of new science and technologies. View opinion papers and statements on topics like cloning and nanomedicine. Papers are available in European languages. All past publications of the group are posted here, along with copies of their newsletter, "Ethically Speaking."
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PAIS International

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: Public Affairs Information Service International (PAIS) selectively indexes journals, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. PAIS International covers publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. Indexed materials are published in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Includes access to the PAIS Archive. The user can filter results for peer-reviewed material, and can search for figures and tables.
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Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

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Provider: FDA
Descriptions: "CBER is the Center within FDA that regulates biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act." CBER reports on the availability, recall and approval of such products, like recombinant DNA proteins, blood, vaccine and tissue. As the regulator, CBER provides legal and best practices information for the biologics it oversees, including xenotransplantation. Guidance is provided here for consumers, health professionals and the biologics industry itself. Interested users can sign up for RSS feeds, podcasts and a mailing list.
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service

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Provider: U.S. Department of Justice
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Descriptions: Contains summaries of over 189,000 U.S. and international publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research. NCJRS resources are available to the general public.
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PRIM&R: Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research

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Provider: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
Descriptions: Via publications and press releases, accreditation, education and networking activities funded through memberships, this organization promotes the ethical treatment of human and animal research subjects. Some of the white papers and general information are freely accessible, but much of the site is restricted to PRIM&R members.
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National Institutes of Health Public Access

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: Here the NIH furnishes details of the Public Access policy as mandated in Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008) and answers frequently asked questions about compliance, submission of articles, etc. Authors writing about their research, if funded wholly or in part by the NIH, would do well to check this website. Revisions to the implementation guidelines of the policy have already been made, and further revisions may be made in the future.
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Global Ethics Observatory

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Provider: UNESCO
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Descriptions: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) provides a very spare search page of six databases on ethics worldwide: who's who, institutions, teaching programs, legislation and guidelines, codes of conduct, and ethics resources. In each section the search can be narrowed according to several categories of criteria, each with a drop-down menu. The site also features an interactive map for searching by geographic location.
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Federal Register

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Provider: National Archives and Records Administration
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Descriptions: Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Frequently requested materials from the Federal Register include grant information and Relative Value Units (RVU), also known as the Unique Physician Fee Schedule.
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FDsys

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Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office
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Descriptions: FDsys is the new Government Printing Office (GPO) site, incorporating all information from the old GPO site and upgrading it with features-- like the single search box for searching all content. This is also the first-hand location for access to Congressional bills, hearings, reports, other miscellaneous documents from Congress, the Congressional Record, and Presidential documents.
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Legal Collection (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: A collection of scholarly, peer-reviewed publications, including law journals, documents, and case studies, with information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. Legal Collection offers full text for nearly 250 law journals and provides information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and more. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.
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