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Alzheimer Web
Alzheimer's,The Caregiver's SEA
American Academy of Dermatology
American Heart Association National Center  
American Cancer Society  
National Cancer Institute
OncoLink An extensive source from The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
ChronicIllnet Articles and information about a variety of chronic illness
Diabetic Educators Association
Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Institute
Fibromyalgia Association
Headache Foundation
Immunet Information by and for AIDS/HIV patients and caregivers.
Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.
National Organization for Rare Disorders
PharmInfoNet Easy to use data base - can search by generic or trade name
Pharmacy Drug Resources
RxList-The Internet Drug Index A site that allows searches by drug name, actions, interactions, brands.
Sickle Cell Information Center
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General Health Related Links
 
Alternative Medicine Resources   For "unconventional, unorthodox, unproven, or alternative, complementary, innovative, integrative therapies"
Diagnostic Test Information
Diseases, Disorders and Related Topics  Allows an easy way for health care professionals and consumers to do searches using medical subject headings.
Excite Health Medical Encyclopedia
Health Education Library An extensive consumer health education resource center  and consumer health library from India which aims to empower people by providing them with the information they need to promote their health, and prevent and treat medical problems.
Health Gate Variety of information including wellness topics.
Health On the Net Foundation Dedicated to realising the benefits of the Internet and related technologies in the fields of medicine and healthcare.
Health Net A health information network with links to health related resources.
HIHP Health Resources  A huge data base of health related links broken down into categories such as specialty areas, diseases, journals, medical libraries, health related agencies.
Health Touch  A site containing information on drugs, health resources, and general health information.  
Hospice Hands An interactive gathering place offering articles and an index of the hospice-related information available on the internet
Medical Matrix A huge, peer reviewed data base of medical information.
Med-Help.com A resource guide and medical database.
MedicineNet
Medscape An excellent, easy to use site, for doing searches on just about any medical topic.
New England Journal of Medicine   Many abstracts - updated weekly.
PDR Net Healthcare Information for Consumers
The Surgery Center Defined as "A Patient's Place"
 
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Health Care Related Journals
 
Health Advocate Magazine A resource for consumers of health care, with a searchable index and full length articles
JAMA  Journal of the American Medical Association. Has a section for searching a particular topic
Medscape On line full text articles on a wide variety of medical topics as well as up to the minute medical news
New England Journal of Medicine Many abstracts - updated weekly
Reuters Health Information Services Up to the minute health related news stories.

 

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Agency for Health Care Policy and Research   A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. 
CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention  General-purpose health information resource that provides very current information in an easy to use format. Includes access to many  text-based databases, practice guidelines and other resources.  
Department of Health and Human Services  The jumping off point for the many branches of the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as on-line government health resources and statistics. Can access Medline, information on immunizations, substance abuse, aging, cancer, mammography, treatment findings, and more.
Food and Drug Administration
Health Finder A government site with resources relating to consumer health and human services. Included are links to online publications, data bases, self-help groups,  government agencies, and more
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC
National Library of Medicine   Contains the resources of the world's largest biomedical library including all the significant programs of the library,  from medical history to biotechnology. Their home page HyperDoc contains a variety of resources, including access to many databases such as Medline.
National Library of Medicine Health Services Research Sites
National Institute of Health Very user friendly source of related information, information about grants, and more.
The World Health Organization Statistical Information System Allows keyword searches within the WHO and globally
 
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Health Care Issues

The Ad Hoc Committee to Defend Health Care  A group of Massachusetts physicians, nurses, and health professionals opposing the control of health care by for-profit corporations and its devastating impact on patients.
American Iatrogenic Association Devoted to the study and reporting of illness caused by the medical profession
Consumers for Quality Care Foundation for taxpayers and consumers rights.
The Florence Project   A project dedicated to improving the status of health care and the professional image of nursing.
Fight Managed Care!  Dedicated to the fight against managed care. Intended to be a resource for people working to improve health care delivery in America.
Health Advocate Magazine A resource for consumers of health care, with a searchable index and full length articles
The HMO Page Designed to educate health care providers and consumers and to give us all a chance to fight back for quality health care and the right to make our own health care decisions  
Idea Nurse Support for the image of nursing as a profession, grassroots nursing activism, nurses' use of the internet as a medium for personal and professional empowerment, sharing information and opinion on crucial health care issues for nurses and the public.
Issues A newsletter of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
JHMI-InfoNet: Patient Advocacy Groups An extensive list from Johns Hopkins Medical Institution
Medicaid Information & Resources
Nightingale Network Dedicated to empowering nurses, students and the public to activism for quality nursing care.
NurseStat Political, legal, and ethical resources.
The Patient Advocate Contains links to other advocacy groups.
Nurse Advocate  Dedicated to dealing with issues of violence in the workplace and against women.
Nurse Pebler's Home Page  The theme relates to safe staffing issues. Has links to other issue related sites.
QuackWatch Home Page
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Dilbert.gif (356 bytes)The Fun Stuff - we all need a laugh once in a while!

Daily Comics Catch up on Doonesbury (and more)
Dilbert The best comic strip of all time
Jokes by You Jokes related to healthcare and managed care
MSNBC - Comics and Games Daily and Sunday comics to catch up on - includes Doonesbury and several editorial cartoons. For all your spare time there are virtual games to play. Take a look at their weird news feature.

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