OncoLink: The Web’s First Cancer Resource

Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

oncolink.org

Drugs.com | Prescription Drug Information, Interactions & Side Effects

Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products. Find helpful tools, wallet size personal medication records, mobile applications and more.  Allows you to search pills by appearance.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is responsible for 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

Womens Health

Health organizations can be located here as well by browsing by health topic or an alphabetical list. Other organizations are listed near the bottom of each health topic page. Of course, also includes health issues of specific interest to women. For more information please visit Womens Health.

Lab Tests Online

This is a very good website for information about lab tests for the consumer. It uses easy-to-understand language and one can search by disease or by the name of the test. Please visit Lab Tests Online for more information.

Organizations: MedlinePlus

A collection of organizations providing health information. Also available arranged by topic. Please visit Medical Plus for more information.

The Web’s First Cancer Resource

Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Cancer Resources. Visit Onco Link for more information.

US Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is responsible for 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. For more information please visit the Food & Drug Administration website.

Health Education: Illnesses, Diseases & Conditions

From the American Association of Family Practitioners. Health tools and information on diseases and conditions, pregnancy & newborns, prevention & wellness, kids, teens and seniors. Symptom evalution tool, dictionary, BMI calculator and immunization schedule. Visit The Family Doctor for more information.

Prescription Drug Information, Interactions & Side Effects

Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products. Find helpful tools, wallet size personal medication records, mobile applications and more. Allows you to search pills by appearance. Visit Drugs.com for more information!

Organizations: Medline Plus

This is a very good website for information about lab tests for the consumer. It uses easy-to-understand language and one can search by disease or by the name of the test.

Lab Tests Online

This is a very good website for information about lab tests for the consumer. It uses easy-to-understand language and one can search by disease or by the name of the test.

womenshealth.gov

Health organizations can be located here as well by browsing by health topic or an alphabetical list. Other organizations are listed near the bottom of each health topic page.  Of course, also includes health issues of specific interest to women. http://www.womenshealth.gov/

American Cancer Society | Information and Resources for Cancer: Breast, Colon, Lung, Prostate, Skin

FamilyDoctor.org – Health Education, Illnesses, Diseases, Conditions

From the American Association of Family Practitioners.  Health tools and information on diseases and conditions, pregnancy & newborns, prevention & wellness, kids, teens and seniors.  Symptom evalution tool, dictionary, BMI calculator and immunization schedule.

Household Products Database: Health and Safety Information on Household Products

What’s under you kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room?  Learn more about what’s in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.

Tox Town

Environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals where you live, work and play.

Genetics Home Reference: Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions

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

Easy-to-Read Medline Plus

Health Literacy Kit

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

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.

PS 101: Health Literacy Videos

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

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.

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

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

Food and Nutrition Center

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

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.

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.