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Affordable Care Act

Links to web sites about the Affordable Care Act 2013/2014.


AMA Doctor Finder

Search for a physician by name or by medical specialty.

BIEN – Border Health Information Network

The goal of BIEN is “to provide the best in health information free of charge for the people of the border region, both healthcare consumers and healthcare providers.”

CDC – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Visit this site for the latest information on diseases of concern to the nation.

CDC Health Topics A to Z

A wealth of information on topics ranging from specific diseases, to conditions, to areas of social concern (such as date rape).

CHID -- Combined Health Information Database

This site provides annotated links to sites with health information. The sites it links to are primarly those of government sponsored agencies.

Dr. Koop

Lots of health news, including information on alternative medicine. There is a helpful set of “Health Calculators” located in the “Health Resources” section.

GetBodySmart: Interactive Tutorials and Quizzes on Human Anatomy and Physiology

Harvard World Health News

Published weekly, with daily updates, covers the latest news concerning public health worldwide.

Health A to Z

Created by healthcare professionsl, this site offers not only health care information for consumers, but options for personalizing (a health care records organizer, fitness log, etc.).


This award winning site is very user friendly, with a wealth of information on health topics, as well as specific information categorized by age group, ethnicity, and gender.


If you are a visual learner, this is the site for you! Daily webcasts on various health topics.

HealthWorld Online

“A virtual health village where you can access information, products, and services to help create your wellness-based lifestyle.”

Images from the History of Medicine

Collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.


This outstanding site is a partnership between Aetna Inc. and the Harvard School of Medicine. Includes an “Ask The Expert” section. Under “InteliTools” there are a number of assement tools to trace symptoms, check for depression, track a baby’s growth, etc.

Lab Tests Online

Get in-depth information on various lab tests.

Mayo Clinic

Valuable information from the Mayo Clinic. Includes many personal health management resources and decision guides.


Premier website for health information, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and updated daily.

MedTerms from MedNet

This is a very commercial site, but the MedTerms Dictionary is quite useful.

MeSH Browser
helps you select descriptive Medical Subject Headings to use in PubMed and others

Michigan Electronic Library (MEL) Health Information

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine

“The NCCAM is an advocate for quality science, rigorous and relevant research, and open and objective inquiry into which CAM practices work, which do not, and why.”

NOAH – New York Online Access to Health

Another outstanding and award-winning site, providing health information in both English and Spanish.


Exposing health fraud in products, advice, services, etc.

Wellness Web  (very patient oriented)

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American Dental Association (ADA)

In the section for the Public, “explore oral health topics, Find a Dentist directory, ADA Seal products, tips for teachers, children's games and news media and video resources. “

Dental Consumer Advisor

Also includes a section on “Dental Terminology”

Simple Steps to Better Dental Health

InteliHealth is a partnership between Aetna Inc. and the University of Pennsylvania. The Dental section of this website includes a wealth of information concerning oral health.

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AEGIS – AIDS Education Global Information

Alcoholism – Facts from NCADD

Allergy Glossary

Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide for Family and Friends - National Cancer Institute

Clinical Trials

This site was established by the U.S. Institutes of Health to provide the public with current information about clinical research studies.

Diabetes Dictionary


Report by Dr. Brian Hjelle, Dept. of Pathology, UNM School of Medicine.

HIV InSite Gateway to AIDS Knowledge

HIV Vaccine Glossary & Fact Sheet

NORD – National Organization for Rare Disorders

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator


IBIDS Database (International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements)

This database is a collaboration between government agencies: the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC), The National Agricultural Libraty (NAL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Mayo Clinic Drugs and Supplements

Detailed information on drugs, including brand names, side effects, dosing information, etc. A Drug Watch section provides the latest news and developments.

MedlinePlus Drug Information

Information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications is provided through two drug resources -- MedMaster™, a product of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the USP DI® Advice for the Patient®, a product of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

Pharmacology Glossary

From Boston Universtiy Dept. of Pharmacology, this site defines both terms and symbols used in pharmacology.


Search for a drug by name. A Conditions Index allows you to find information about medications by condition.

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP)

Find information here about drug standards. USP holds a particular interest in standards for Dietary Supplements.

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How Stuff Works: Health Channel

In the fitness section you will find articles on fitness as well as a number of links to other fitness sites.

Human Kinetics Fitness & Sports Links

A variety of links to sports and academic sites dealing with human kinetics.

Shape Up America

“A high profile national initiative to promote healthy weight and increased physical activity in America.”

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Blonz Guide: Nutrition, Food, & Health Resources

Dr. Blonz claims to have sorted out “the reliable resources from the worthless cyberjunk.” This is a great meta-directory to nutrition and health info.

Food Safety

Information on foodborne pathogens, news & safety alerts, plus a section geared toward young people and educators.

PCRM – Physicians for Responsible Medicine

A great site for preventative medicine and nutrition, as well as information on vegetarian diets.


USDA Nutrition Data Laboratory

How much water is in a watermelon? Find out on this site! For each food item you enter, you can get a report on vitamins and minerals it contains and a lot more.

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The “Providers” section of this site has links to excellent resources for professionals.

Health Information Resources

Links to resources in a variety of health fields and health-related subjects.

Health Science eJournals

From the National Library of Medicine, a list of ejournals and ejournal sources.

LUMEN: Structure of the Human Body

Excellent resource for the study of human anatomy.

Martindale’s Health Science Guide

Outstanding directory covering a wide array of health information including ophthalmology, dentistry, medical law, environmental issues, and veterinary science to name a few.


Medem describes itself as the “premier physician practice-patient communications network on the Internet that provides secure communications and integrated Web-based services for the physician practice.”


Sites on MedicalMatrix are selected by physicians and medical librarians. Free registration is required.

Merck Manual Online

This has the online versions of the 18th edition (1999) Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy as well as the Merck Manual of Medical Information (Home Edition).

MRI Glossary

Glossary of terms using in MRI.

National Center for Biotechnology Information

The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

National Guideline Clearinghouse

A "comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in partnership with the AMA and the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP)."

National Library of Medicine

National Reference Center for Bioethic Literature

“A specialized collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, legal materials, regulations, codes, government publications, and other relevant documents concerned with issues in biomedical and professional ethics.”

New Drugs/ Equipment/ Procedures

A glossary of terms for medical transcription.

Access to nursing journals, practice tests, career information.

The Nursing Portal

A searchable database of links to over 22,000 nursing-related sites

PLoS Medicine

Full-text peer-reviewed journal articles from the Public Library of Science.


“Provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.”

Surgical/ Medical/ New Terms Glossary

A glossary of terms.


An integrated system of toxicology and environmental health databases that are available free of charge on the web by the National Library of Medicine.

Virtual Hospital

A digital health sciences library that contains hundreds of online books and pamphlets for professionals, as well as Continuing Education offerings.

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Hispanic Health

Health information of particular interest to Hispanic populations.


This site has a great deal of information of interest to parents, but it also has sections geared toward kids and teens.

Mother & Child Glossary of Health on the Net

From conception to delivery to raising children, this site offers credible answers to health questions about women and children.

Native Health Research Database

“The scope of the NHRD is limited to contemporary articles, studies, and reports focused on the medical (physical and psychological), anthropological, and administrative aspects of AI/AN health. The database entries cover a time period from approximately 1970 to the present.”

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An enhanced version of the NIH PubMed search that combines MedLine/PubMed data with data from other sources to make the most comprehensive biomedical literature search available.


Developed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with other federal agencies. Featured are sections on hot topics, news, smart choices, more tools, just for you, and about us.


Provided by the Health on the Net Foundation, a non-profit organization headquartered in Geneva Switzerland. The Health on the Net Foundation is the originator of the HONCode for evaluating medical resources on the internet.


CDC Wonder

Access to CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric health data.

Health Statistics Page
From the University of Pittsburgh Falk Library of the Health Science.

National Center for Health Statistics

Most helpful index on this site is FastStats.

San Juan County, NM Health Profile

A wealth of information on births, injuries, diseases, cancer, medical care, etc. in San Juan County.

Statistical Resources – Health





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