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Provider: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Descriptions: AAOS provides clear information for the public here on orthopedic injuries, syndromes and diseases affecting each skeletal area. Some of the information is available in Spanish. Also provided: a news feature and a glossary of orthopedic terms.
Keywords: bone, glossary of terms, orthopaedics, orthopedics, osteology, patient education, spanish
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
Descriptions: The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) International website offers some interesting resources, including an "Aging Everywhere" interactive world map and country profiles that both link to brief overviews of life expectancy, health care expenditure and other indicators that influence the aging picture. A Resource Library contains links to United Nations and OECD reports,AARP's own policy documents, news items and monthly publications. The resource library is a searchable combined version of AgeSource Worldwide and AgeStats Worldwide.
Keywords: aging, consumer health, demographics, reports, research, society, trend
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.
Keywords: alternative medicine, botanical, cancer, herbs
Provider: Johns Hopkins University
Descriptions: Browse this website by diagnosis, drug, pathogen, management and vaccine categories. Free registration required. This site is meant for medical professionals. Also contains links to other Johns Hopkins resources- their Division of Infectious Diseases, Center for Global Health, HIV Guide and more.
Keywords: CME, drugs, infectious disease, PDA access, physician
Provider: anthropology, astronomy, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, faculty, free, international, astrophysics, Web tools
Descriptions: Find out who's researching what." This is an international social networking site for university-based scholars and researchers. Look people up by institution, department, research interest or name; read posted papers; see what others are reading; follow, and see whose work colleagues are following. Free registration required for participation, though much can be viewed without joining.
Keywords: anthropology, astronomy, astrophysics, faculty, free, international, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, Web tools
Provider: American Institute of Biological Sciences
Descriptions: This website covers a host of topics in the life sciences. It "...provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven bioscience challenges: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in science, and bioscience education. In addition, the web site provides educators with original lessons and resources to enhance bioscience teaching." Updated links are provided at the end of each article to guide the reader toward greater learning or involvement in the issue at hand. Some articles are also provided in Spanish translation.
Keywords: animal, bioethics, biology, biotechnology, education, environmental, genetics, K-12, kids, life sciences, natural sciences, student, technology
Descriptions: Funded in large part by several foundations and the National Library of Medicine, AEGiS is a portal to a wide spectrum of information about HIV and AIDS. News items (such as information about new treatments and trials) are posted daily. Links to organizations and societies, conferences, law resources, fact sheets, professional medical advice, etc. are provided here.
Keywords: AIDS, consumer health, database, news, patient education, portal, social services
Provider: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Descriptions: AHIMA is a professional organization advocating standards for the confidentiality and security of the patient medical record or personal health record, health information exchange, and the integrity of information practices. The organization's position statements on these and other matters pertaining to health information management and records management are available to read here. AHIMA also provides links to educational and career resources for those considering careers in health information management and for those already in the field.
Keywords: advocacy, continuing education, education, electronic health record, ethics, healthcare administration, informatics, information management, information technology, jobs, workforce
Descriptions: AHRQ conducts and supports health services research on clinical outcomes, quality, cost, use of resources, and access to care. Findings from AHRQ-supported health services research are used by clinicians, patients, health system leaders, and others to help them make more informed health care decisions. Many resources are provided here, including a free health information technology toolbox.
Keywords: bioterrorism, clinical studies, disaster, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, healthcare administration, healthcare professional, healthcare system, hospitals, infectious disease, pandemic, public health
Provider: DHHS/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: AIDS information for the practitioner is arranged in tabbed pages for practice guidelines, AIDS drug information, a clinical trials list, vaccine information, and coinfections and other accompanying health conditions. There is also a page of miscellaneous additional information, which includes links for young students writing papers about AIDS and a glossary of terms.
Keywords: AIDS, clinical practice guidelines, clinical trials, drugs, infectious disease, NIH, public health, vaccine
Provider: Smart + Strong
Descriptions: AIDSMeds.com provides news, treatment and side effects information, fact sheets, and many other resources, including links to blogs and forums, conference schedules, a health services directory searchable by ZIP code, and the ezine, POZ: Health, Life & HIV.
Keywords: AIDS, consumer health, full text, health services, immune system, infectious disease, organizations, social services, societies, special populations
Provider: Alliance for Aging Research
Descriptions: The Alliance for Aging Research, a private non-profit, is an advocacy organization dedicated to supporting research on aging through various means-- forming coalitions among related organizations, lobbying, fund-raising and providing information to seniors on common diseases and conditions of aging and on matters of policy. The website contains many useful resources for consumers, including articles, podcasts, links and a blog.
Keywords: advocacy, aging, blog, Congress, consumer health, general health, patient education, podcasts
Provider: Alliance for Nursing Informatics
Descriptions: The Alliance for Nursing Informatics is a coalition of more than 20 nursing informatics groups in the United States. Paraphrasing some of this organization's stated areas of concern: 'providing a mechanism for transforming care; developing resources, guidelines and standards for nursing informatics practice; education, scope of practice, research, certification, public policy, terminology, best practice guidelines; mentoring, advocacy, networking and career services.' A linked list of member organizations and a page of linked news and events are provided, along with information on the TIGER Initiative, which "...seeks to better prepare practicing nurses and nursing students to use technology and informatics to improve the delivery of patient care."
Keywords: advocacy, continuing education, electronic health record, informatics, jobs, networking, nursing, standard of care
Provider: AllNurses.com, Inc.
Descriptions: This is a Web resource for nurses and nursing students. Free registration required for complete access. Includes discussion forums for nursing specialties, news, free articles from state nursing organizations, and links to some international nursing forums.
Keywords: blog, networking, news, nursing, social networking
ALTBIB – Bibliography on Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing
Provider: National Library of Medcine
Descriptions: The intent of this bibliography is to assist in identifying methods and procedures helpful in supporting the development, testing, application and validation of alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and toxicology testing.
Keywords: animal welfare, biomedical ethics, laboratory, NIH, NLM
Provider: Alzheimer Research Forum
Descriptions: This site contains and links to a huge number of resources for the Alzheimer researcher. Features include: a live discussion forum; citations to the latest papers (linking to PubMed); an international listing of institutes and laboratories; separate links for news on drugs, conferences and research; clinics information for the consumer; and more items too numerous to list here. It also provides links to the AlzSWAN Knowledge Base (see separate website listing) and its tutorials, and a collection of special seminars, on-line journal club discussions, recorded talks and other presentations that describe a variety of scientific hypotheses about the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, biomedical research, brain, collaborative, drugs, full text, informatics, links, networking, neurology, neuroscience, news, ontology, RSS feed, scientist, video
Provider: Alzheimer's Association
Descriptions: From the website: The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s. Our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Keywords: Alzheimer, brain, cognitive disorders
Provider: American Medical Association (AMA)
Descriptions: A physician search site provided by the American Medical Association. Search either by surname and state, or by specialty, state and city.
Keywords: consumer health, health services, physician
Provider: American Medical Association (AMA)
Descriptions: The American Medical Association presents documents, resources and links for physicians and health care professionals on coping with disaster. It provides solid background information on government heirarchy and procedures, Quick Reference Guides for immediate medical response to various kinds of natural and manmade disasters, a section on meeting mental health needs of victims and responders, links to several kinds of relevant organizations, and information on disaster response training programs.
Keywords: bioterrorism, chemicals, continuing education, disaster, emergency preparedness, pandemic, public health, toxins
Provider: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Descriptions: From the website: Between 7 and 12 Million American youth suffer from mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders at any given time. The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders. The AACAP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1953. It is a membership based organization, composed of over 7,400 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its members actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders and pride themselves on giving direction to and responding quickly to new developments in addressing the health care needs of children and their families.
Keywords: child psychiatry
Provider: American Academy of Neurology
Descriptions: The American Academy of Neurology website provides a wealth of resources for the professional: an online community, CME opportunities, news, links on legislation affecting neurology, practice guidelines, position statements, podcasts, and sections devoted to neurologic specialties. Medical students, residents and fellows get special attention. Medical and PhD students who do not want a subscription to the Academy's journal can still register for free access to certain features of the website. Some resources, podcasts, for instance, are available only to AAN members. A section for patients and caregivers promotes greater understanding of neurology, and provides information on diseases and disorders, as well as links to further information.
Keywords: advocacy, brain, clinical practice guidelines, CME, disease, healthcare professional, neurology, news, patient education, physician
Provider: American Association for Cancer Research
Descriptions: This section of AACR's website presents "...an extensive list of cancer support and advocacy organizations, government and research institutions, and useful websites. Find organized lists of groups dedicated to specific types of cancer."
Keywords: advocacy, cancer, consumer health, oncology, organizations, patient education, portal, research, societies
Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: The AAMC posts online some of the useful data it gathers on US medical education-- enrollment, matriculation and residency applicants by school, specialty and gender. Links are provided for purchase of its other indispensable data compilations. "Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions."
Keywords: advocacy, data, education, general reference, glossary of terms, graduate medical education, medicine, news, partial open access, reports, statistical, student, U.S. Government, workforce
Provider: U.S. Census Bureau
Descriptions: Contains population, economic, housing and geographic data based on the latest Decennial Census. Includes interactive maps, downloadable summaries, reports and useful links to related information.
Keywords: census, data, demographics, general reference, genetics, multicultural, population, society, statistical, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: alternative medicine, care, conference, continuing education, culture, education, geriatrics, healthcare professional, holistic, jobs, networking, nursing, nursing theory, psychology, quality, research, standard of care, student
Provider: American Hospital Association
Descriptions: The American Hospital Association conducts an annual survey of hospitals in the United States. While the website does not include all the data found in the current edition of AHA Hospital Statistics, the Fast Facts section contains a representative sample. Includes current and historical data on utilization, personnel, revenue, expenses, managed care contracts, community health indicators, physician models, and more. The website also includes access to online versions of many AHA studies and reports and online hospital directories.
Keywords: demographics, healthcare administration, hospitals, reports, statistical
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.
Keywords: alcoholism, alternative medicine, cancer, consumer health, culture, environmental, general health, mental health, Native American, NIH, NLM, portal, U.S. Government
Provider: American Lung Association
Descriptions: Provides consumer information on pulmonary diseases and conditions, clinical trials, smoking cessation, current research activities, statistics and more.
Keywords: advocacy, clinical trials, consumer health, environmental, organizations, societies, wellness
Provider: AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association)
Descriptions: This organization "...is dedicated to promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care in support of patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration, and related policy." Some resources here are for members only. The Education section includes links to podcasts and mp3 files of informatics classes and recorded conference proceedings, many of which are free.
Keywords: advocacy, education, electronic health record, healthcare policy, informatics, standard of care, video
Provider: American Nurses Association
Descriptions: The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a full-service professional organization representing 2.9 million U.S. registered nurses (RNs) via 54 constituent member associations. ANA advances the nursing profession by "fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public." Includes career resources, continuing education resources and links. Note: Membership sign-up is required for access to many of the resources here.
Keywords: continuing education, jobs, nursing, organizations, partial open access, societies, workforce
Provider: ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association
Descriptions: From the website: ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas, recognize healthcare organizations for nursing excellence through the Magnet Recognition Program®, and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC offers an array of informational and educational services and products to support its core credentialing programs... Review and resource manuals, review seminars, and web-based learning all support individuals who are on the path to certification.
Keywords: continuing education, nursing
Provider: American Nursing Informatics Association
Descriptions: ANIA's Mission is to provide networking, education and information resources that enrich and strengthen the roles of nurses in the field of informatics. The website provides links to educational institutions offering programs in nursing or health informatics, provides a job bank for the specialty, and posts its conference information.
Keywords: informatics, jobs, networking, nursing
Provider: AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
Descriptions: This website has tabbed sections of resources on occupational therapy for the professional, the educator, the researcher, the student or prospective student, and the consumer. Resources for researchers and professionals are restricted to AOTA members. The consumer area provides monthly series of earlier podcasts under the general heading, "Living Life To Its Fullest," covering a variety of topics ranging from home safety to brain injury.
Keywords: allied health, brain injury, healthcare professional, occupational therapy, organizations, societies
Provider: American Psychiatric Association
Descriptions: From the website: The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its over 35,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
Keywords: organizations, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, societies
Provider: American Psychiatric Association
Descriptions: This portal page from the APA provides mental health professionals with a wealth of resources on mental health care in disasters. A number of full text documents are provided here and on linked pages. Of particular value may be these pages: APA Disaster Psychiatry Resources, "a collection of various disaster psychiatry resources prepared... for use by mental health professionals and those involved with disaster preparedness" - Disaster Mental Health Resources from Other Organizations - Links to Disaster Mental Health Organizations, both US and International - and Listing of APA’s District Branch Disaster Liaisons.
Keywords: disaster, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, mental health, portal, psychiatry, PTSD, public health
Provider: American Psychoanalytic Association
Descriptions: From the website: The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), the oldest national psychoanalytic organization in the nation, was founded in 1911. APsaA, as a professional organization for psychoanalysts, focuses on education, research and membership development. In addition to the national organization, APsaA’s membership includes 29 accredited training institutes and 42 affiliate societies throughout the United States. Since its founding, APsaA has been a component of the International Psychoanalytical Association, the largest worldwide psychoanalytic organization.
Keywords: organizations, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, societies
Provider: American Red Cross
Descriptions: The American Red Cross is the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross also aids victims of natural disasters. This website offers a smartphone First Aid app, and provides links to local Red Cross offices and information on giving blood and volunteering, and on how to obtain assistance or training. In case of domestic disasters, there is a forum to connect victims with those who are searching for them. Reports and financial statements published by the organization are also available here.
Keywords: blood, consumer health, earthquake, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, First Aid, health services, hematology, hurricane, links, public health, social networking, social services
Provider: American Society of Hematology
Descriptions: These images from hematology articles are free for educational use. Find leukocytes, platelets etc. in states of health and disease.
Keywords: blood, figures, images
Provider: AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Descriptions: The AVMA has posted a large amount of detailed, very useful information on providing for pets and livestock in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency- before, during and after- in the form of printable brochures and a comprehensive booklet for animal owners called "Saving the Whole Family." These documents are provided in Spanish as well as English. For veterinary professionals, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide (over 400 pages) is freely available from the website for download or printing. A brochure aimed at veterinary practices and helpful for disaster planning is provided. See the AVMA Collections page for more publications and information on disaster preparedness. Selected links for both pet owners (pet care, FAQ's) and professionals (associations, government agencies) can be found here also.
Keywords: animal welfare, consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, hurricane, public health, safety, veterinary medicine
Provider: AMSA (American Medical Student Association)
Descriptions: AMSA advocates for "evidence-based rather than marketing-based prescribing practices" and analyzes "...the presence or absence of a policy regulating the interactions between... medical campuses and the pharmaceutical and device industries" with the goal of eliminating conflicts of interest. The scorecard measures policy on gifts, speaking engagements, consulting, purchasing and disclosure, as well as other factors, and gives an overall grade to each campus listed. The current scorecard was developed in association with The Pew Charitable Trusts Prescription Project.
Keywords: drugs, medicine, pharmaceutical, pharmacy, student
Provider: Applied Math and Science Education Repository (AMSER)
Descriptions: From the website: AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the National Science Digital Library, and is being created by a team of project partners led by Internet Scout.
Keywords: consumer health, continuing education, courseware, Creative Commons, curriculum, education, general health, mathematics, multidisciplinary, philosophy, podcasts, portal, science, student, technology, video
Provider: American Red Cross
Descriptions: The Red Cross provides a list of First Aid Kit essentials here.
Keywords: consumer health, disaster, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, First Aid, public health
Provider: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Descriptions: This website informs the consumer or patient about preparing for anesthesia, including possible complications, drug and herbal interactions and anesthesia in children, and provides links to other anesthesia sites with useful information for the consumer.
Keywords: anesthesiology, consumer health, nursing, patient education
Provider: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Descriptions: From the Website: "This is a project of the Education Committee of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). It is intended for use by students from high school to medical school. ASBMR's mission is to promote excellence in bone and mineral research, foster integration of clinical and basic sciences and facilitate a translation of our science to health care and clinical practice."
Keywords: biomedical research, bone, orthopaedics, orthopedics, osteology, skeletal
Provider: Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA
Descriptions: Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) Web site is a bilingual (English-Chinese) site with interactive tools dedicated to improving diabetes awareness and management in Asian-American populations.
Keywords: consumer health, demographics, diet, Internet, multicultural, multilingual, nutrition, patient education
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.
Keywords: acupuncture, alternative medicine, consumer health, culture, general health, herbs, mental health, public health, U.S. Government
Provider: Ask a Forensic Artist
Descriptions: This interesting website and blog provide the potential forensic artist with career information and advice, links to other related sites, artist interviews, FAQ's and more.
Keywords: anatomy, anthropology, art, blog, bone, forensics, images, jobs, psychology, skeletal, workforce
Provider: ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Descriptions: This part of the ASPCA's website provides advice on providing for your pets in the context of planning and preparing for emergencies- facilities, food, routine and medical supplies, designated caregivers, etc.
Keywords: animal, disaster, emergency preparedness
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: Jean-Loup Huret, Universite' de Poitiers
Descriptions: A contributory website- part database, part journal, according to the editors- meant for the use of clinicians and researchers in cytogenetics, molecular biology, oncology, hematology and pathology. Includes a portal to relevant websites and databases, a listing of scientific meetings and societies, and a section of university-level educational resources. Use of the contributors' original content is governed by terms of a Creative Commons license.
Keywords: cancer, collaborative, data, genetics, molecular biology, oncology, research, scientist