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U.S. Food and Drug Administration


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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Texas Medical Board


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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Nursing Reference Center


Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: A comprehensive point-of-care resource for nursing, Nursing Reference Center draws in part from Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses; AHFS Drug Information Essentials; Diseases and Disorders: a Nursing Therapeutics Manual; Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary; and Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications. Nursing Reference Center includes "Quick Lessons" and "Evidence-based Care Sheets" on diseases and disorders; practice guidelines; patient education sheets, some available in Spanish; CE units; news; research instruments; and information on legal cases. Nursing Reference Center provides direct access to full text articles found in CINAHL. First-time users are encouraged to "take the tour" on the database's home page (FlashPlayer required) to learn more.
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