30Jan 2014

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

AAMA is a physician-only professional acupuncture society.  The “Learning Center” on this web site provides general information on acupuncture as well as analysis of clinical evidence and research.

30Jan 2014

American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

The Largest chiropractic professional organization, the American Chiropractic Association website includes an overview of the field, information on finding a chiropractor and health and wellness tips.

30Jan 2014

Food and Nutrition Center

Provides credible, accurate and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

30Jan 2014

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products

Provides evidence based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements and more.

30Jan 2014

HerbMed

A searchable database which provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health.  It is an evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers and the general public.

30Jan 2014

PS 101: Health Literacy Videos

Youtube video from the American College of Physicians Foundation illustrating the need for improved health literacy.

30Jan 2014

Medical Library Association Resources: Health Literacy

The popular media and professional journals alike are increasingly carrying reports and studies of the difficulties and frustrations health professionals and patients face in coping with the barrage of available information in a way that results in informed health care decisions.
There is a huge need to bring sense to the information  universe if MLA’s vision of “quality information for improved health”  is to be achieved. There is at the same time a significant gap in the awareness by the public and by opinion-leaders and decision-makers of the contributions that health sciences librarians can make (and are making) to bring order to the chaos.

30Jan 2014

Health Literacy Kit

Includes handouts and an annotated bibliography from the National Library of Medicine

30Jan 2014

Easy-to-Read Medline Plus

30Jan 2014

Genetics Home Reference: Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions

Provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.