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Health Sciences Research Guide: International, Private, Foundation, and Consumer-Oriented Health Sites

A good place to start for researching topics in allied health, public health, and communications science & disorders.

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International Organizations

Private Organizations and Foundations

Recommended Consumer-Oriented Health Sites

Reliable consumer health & medical information is notoriously difficult to find on the Web, especially for patients. Check these sites to find quality health information for your patients, friends, or yourself.

  • MedlinePlus - National Library of Medicine's comprehensive health information site with authoritative sections on Health Topics, Drugs & Supplements, informative Videos & Tools, a Medical Encyclopedia, and a Medical Dictionary from Merriam-Webster. Provides Organization and Directories links, the latter to help find nearby libraries, health professionals, services and facilities. Easy to read materials in a multitude of languages, interactive slide shows, real time videos of surgery and more.
  • WebMD - a leading commercial provider of online information, educational services and communities for physicians and consumers
  • Family Doctor - from the American Academy of Family Physicians

  • InteliHealth - featuring Harvard Medical School's Consumer Health Information, sponsored by Aetna Insurance

  • MayoClinic - Excellent source of health information for the general public provided by the well-respected Mayo Clinic. Also has resource libraries in areas such as cancer, pregnancy, women's health, etc.

  • Medicine NetDoctor-produced by a network of over 70 U.S. Board Certified Physicians. Easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers, user-friendly, interactive web site. Owned and operated by WebMD

  • Healthline - medical search engine offers medically filtered results developed by trained medical personnel. Formerly Your Doctor.com.

  • Everday Health - "Learning Centers" by disease/conditions, drug information, community sites, and "module" based info (diabetes, heart disease, etc.) Formerly Revolution Health.